Failure to prevent gender based discrimination will have the following negative effects
#1: Lost productivity
According to Small Business Chron, victims of gender discrimination lose motivation and morale necessary to perform their jobs effectively.
The site explains that according to a report written by Jodi L. Jacobson of the World Watch Institute, gender bias also leads to a loss in productivity.
'Things that may lead to this loss of morale and motivation could include jokes about an employee's gender that imply inferiority, offensive jokes of a suggestive or sexual nature and jokes implying that an employee's work is sub-par due to his or her gender.'
#2: Increase in employee turnover
The site goes on to say that gender discrimination in the workplace also leads to an increase in employee turnover and creates a hostile work environment.
The reality is that employees will choose to resign if they're continually being discriminated based on their gender.
Small Business Chron says those discriminated against may feel such strong resentment and loss of self worth that they resort to destruction as a way to get back at the discriminatory employer or coworkers.
'Destructiveness may manifest itself as physical violence against others, destruction of property or propagation of malicious rumors about people in the company and the company itself.'
The bottom line: Gender discrimination or discrimination based on gender is prohibited. Don't allow it to happen in your workplace. Not only will your business suffer because of it, but you could also end up in court. Don't take that risk.