Boxed In: Gender Discrimination in Illinois Warehouses

Warehouse Workers for Justice


This report shows that temporary staffing firms discriminate against women by steering them toward the lowest-paid warehouse jobs. WWJ studied the experiences of male and female applicants for warehouse work through temp staffing agencies, finding that while male job applicants are more likely to be directed toward the better paying positions as forklift operators, female applicants were more likely to be directed to low-paying picking and packing jobs.

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