GENDER DISCRIMINATION AT WORKPLACE AND MENTAL HEALTH OF WOMEN: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW
Discrimination is a social phenomenon in which factors such as gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and race are used to make distinction towards people. Women face gender discrimination in everyday life as well as at workplace in various parts of the world. Gender discrimination has various forms such as gender pay gap, lack of career progress for women, gender stereotyping for executive roles, and sexual harassment. Gender discrimination at workplace leads towards mental health problems (stress, anxiety, depression) in women. This research aims to establish cause-and-effect relationship between gender discrimination and mental health problems of women particularly in United Kingdom with the help of systematic literature review. Legislation history of United Kingdom related to gender discrimination and gender equality is also presented in the research. Findings of the research provide sufficient evidence about the presence of gender discrimination at workplaces in United Kingdom.