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Discrimination consists of many forms discrimination against race sex color religion or national origin When it comes to discrimination in the work force individuals should be considered based solely on their capabilities and not on the stereotypical mens jobs and womens jobs In the Supreme Court Case Phillips v Martin Marietta Ms Ida Phillips was denied a position at Martin Marietta Corp Not only was she denied a position but also she was denied the right to even apply for the position based on the fact that Mr Martin Marietta told her he was not accepting applications from women with pre-school children However when all was said and done a man was hired for the position A man who happened to have pre-school children In this case sex was not a bona fide occupational qualification Being of a certain sex was not a specific qualification of this job This was not necessarily a mans job considering Mr Marietta had hired trained women before It all boiled down to the stereotypical role that woman were supposed to uphold Women were always thought of as the child bearers and the keepers of the home In the eyes of Mr Marietta a man having pre-school children would still have a wife at home to care for his children and therefore it would not affect his working abilities This a very narrow-minded way for someone to think but that does not mean thats it is not done Realistically who is to say that the man who was hired with the pre-school children was not a single father or had a working wife that was home less than he was Mothers along with fathers have an equal responsibility in the care of their children and both could find proper care so that job performance would stand unaffected You cannot refuse woman employment because of small children unless you refuse employment to men also Martin Marietta Corp directly violates
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