Pink-Collar Worker Law and Legal Definition

Pink-collar worker is one who is employed in a job that is traditionally considered to be women's work. The term pink-collar worker was used to distinguish female-orientated jobs from the blue-collar worker, a worker in manual labor, and the white-collar worker, a professional or educated worker in office positions.

A pink collar worker need not require as much professional training as white-collar professions. They do not get equal pay or prestige. A pink collar worker is usually a woman. Men rarely work in pink collar jobs. Some examples of pink collar occupations are baby sitter, florist, day care worker and nurses.

Lately, the pink collar worker is educated or trained. Pink collar workers are educated through training seminars or classes and they have to continue to strive for advancement in their careers. Today, women have more opportunities in traditionally male white-collar jobs and men work in traditionally female pink-collar jobs.