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An Appraisal of the Legal Framework for the Protection of Women against Workplace Discrimination in Nigeria

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Abstract

Workplace discrimination is a form of discrimination on the ground of gender, race, religion, and place of origin, age, physical or mental disability by employers or colleagues at the workplace. Discrimination against women in the workplace is evident in the stages of recruitment, pendency of the contract of employment to the termination of the employment contract. In the workplace, there exist gender gaps in the employment rights of women. Women in the work setting suffer from discriminatory practices, unequal training and employment opportunities, promotion and benefits, restriction on reproductive rights, wage parity etcetera. In a bid to protect female employees from the various vices within employment relations which they are faced with in their place of work, the working woman in Nigeria has legal protection under domestic, regional and international legal instruments.

Authors: Ogheneochukome Orumana