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Are there any laws or requirements on how many women have to be employed in a work place? My boyfriend works in a bike store, and the entire staff only has two women on it. I was just wondering if this is actually legal.

Thank you,

Jess Davenport



The only laws are those that say that you can't discriminate in hiring -- meaning you can't exclude anyone based on their race, religion, or gender. However, as long as they open up the hiring process to everyone, they are covered. Also, these laws only apply to companies with more than 50 employees and I imagine that the bike shop is a smaller business, which means that they are really at the whims of the employer/owner. Hopefully you boyfriend can persuade them that it's simply in their best interest to have more women working there - maybe that will bring more female clients/customers.

-- Amy


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