f social order in which males and females are born with predictable, allowable and esteemed responsibilities and opportunities with reference to social processes like; decision making, socializing, learning, teaching, planning and development, and prioritizing’. Thus, with reference to sociological study gender is the division of the above mentioned cataloging aspects of the society, this is due to the fact that people never think about other people as neutral; it is always either man or woman verifies Holmes (2007, pp.1). Hence, this specified categorization in the society plays a vital role in the life of human beings and it affects all the aspects of their lives which include; education, agriculture, business performance, citizenship behavior, medical circumstances and most importantly the employment sector.
The importance of gender can be easily understood with the example of the survey conducted by the Gallup surveys, more than 50 percent of people believed that women have to live a difficult live than men. Why so? This is due to the fact that the society is constructed in such a way that they believe various true and untrue attributes of women, the most important of all is that they are more ‘emotional’, or about men that they are always ‘strong’. It is due to the universal dimension of gender specification that status differences are advanced. Thus the important of gender in the society and the people it composes cannot be closed the eyes to. The most important question under discussion is ‘how gender affects or is positioned in employment?’ Thus this paper puts forth the current arrangement of gender in the employment division and the positive and negative effects that it is causing. According to a report presented by Shah (2009, pp.5-6) the discrimination percentage in the employment sector has went from being 70% in 2006 to 80% in 2008-10.
The important factor to keep in mind while understanding the position of gender in employment is that