discuss the Gender Pay Discrimination in the Workplace

Argumentative Essay
The paper needs to be about gender pay discrimination in the workplace
– Paper needs to have a thesis (I agree that there is discrimination in the workplace and it is morally wrong).
– It has to have information about the Ledbetter vs. Goodyear case
– I have to state what ethical theory supports my moral position
– I also have to provide two premises that support my thesis.
– I have to analyze how this application lends itself to a solution that is superior to that offered by one of the ethical theories that you did not select
– Ethical theories I can choose from at Utilitarianism, virtue ethics or deontology (also known as duty theory).

Fieser, J. (2015). Introduction to business ethics [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/
o Chapter 5: Discrimination in the Workplace
o Chapter 6: Employees
Read only the Gender Bias: Goodyear Media Feature located at the end of Section 6.2
Bader. H. (2013). Misconceptions about Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Engage, 13(3), 26-30. Retrieved from http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/misconceptions-about-ledbetter-v-goodyear-tire-rubber-co
o This article discusses the Supreme Courts decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., as well as two subsequent pieces of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Brake, D. L., & Grossman, J. L. (2007). Title VIIs protection against pay discrimination: The impact of Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Regional Labor Review, 10(1), 28-36. Retrieved from http://www.hofstra.edu/pdf/academics/colleges/hclas/cld/cld_rlr_fall07_title7_grossman.pdf
o This article examines Ledbetters negative impact on rights-claiming under Title VII and maps out the legislative fix necessary to restore statutory protection against pay discrimination.

Friedman, M. (1970, September 13). The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits. New York Times Magazine. Retrieved from http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0073524697/910345/Appendices.pdf
o Friedman presents a two-part clarification of what we may understand as social responsibility. The first part states that the responsibility of business is to its shareholders by using its resources to increase profits. Most stop here and assume that Friedman is advocating an ethics of egoism. But the important second part is that Friedman argues that business must be bound by the law and rules of honesty and decency toward others.
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Furchtgott-Roth, D. (2010, September 28). Testimony on the gender pay gap [Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee]. Retrieved from http://www.jec.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2a1f8ad4-f649-4ad3-a742-268d946962db/furchtgott-roth-testimony.pdf
o An economist reports that, according to the most current figures, women have nearly closed the formerly wide divisions that separated men and women in terms of economic and social status.

Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 550 U.S. 618 (2006). Retrieved from https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/05-1074.ZO.html
o Justice Alito delivers the opinion of the Supreme Court regarding this case.

Strauss, Karsten (2014). U.S. Cities Where Women Earn More Than Men. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2016/04/04/u-s-cities-where-women-earn-more-than-men/#f5bddd75d116

U.S. Department of Labor. (2009, January 12). An analysis of the reasons for the disparity in wages between men and women. Retrieved from http://www.hawaii.edu/religion/courses/Gender_Wage_Gap_Report.pdf
o This report shows that although women have made notable gains in pay, there is a gender gap in pay of around twenty percent. This is due to three factors: (1) most women take part time jobs, (2) a greater percent of women compared to men leave the labor force for child birth, child care, and/or elder parents care, and (3) women prefer certain family friendly industries or jobs that also tend to be lower paying.
Learn Liberty. (2011, August 30). Do women earn less than men?-Learn Liberty [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/EwogDPh-Sow
o Economist Steven Horwitz examines the data of career choices of women in the workforcesuch as type of occupation, part-time work, and taking time to raise children at homeand explains that these choices tend to result in wages lower than men. Transcript
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