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The History of Women in the Workplace
For years,women's participation in the United States workforce was greatly limited.However,throughout the country's history,women have made great strides toward equality in the workplace.
Obama signs for equal pay rights in the workplace which allows women to seek redress six months after receiving any discriminatory paycheck.
90 women serve in the U.S. Congress.
Women serve in combat for the first time,during the Gulf War.
Women constitute more than 45% of employed persons in the United States with a small share of the decision-making jobs.
The Supreme Court declares sexual harassment is a form of illegal employment discrimination.
Nearly 67% of women are expected to be a part of the workforce in 2015.
Sally Ride is the first American woman in space.
Women are earning 49% of all master's degrees and about 33% of all doctoral degrees.
17% of the total doctors in the United States are women.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act bans employment discrimination against pregnant women.
Women begin to flood colleges and grad schools,entering professions like medicine,law,dental and business.
IN 1970,more than 60% of women worked.
The Supreme Court rules that women meeting the physical requirements can work in jobs that have previously been for men only.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act bans discrimination in employment on the basis of race and sex.
The Equal pay Act makes it illegal for employment to pay a woman less than a man for the same job,although women are still being paid 45% less than men.
Eleanor Roosevelt is appointed to the United Nations and serves as chairman of its Commission on Human Rights.
Nearly 7 million women enter the workforce,including 2 million in heavy industry,thanks to a shortage of workers during World War II.
in 1950,about 1 in 3 women participated in the workforce.
Women's role in society is expanded as they enter the workforce during World War 1.
Women win the right to vote.
Congress passes a law to give female federal employees equal pay for equal work.
The Daughters of Liberty becomes the first society of working women.
Less than 20% of women were a part of the workforce in 1900.