A new study has found that half of female professionals in the UK are discriminated against daily.
A shocking 50% of women face discrimination against them on the basis of their gender each day. This shocking research carried out by the online resource Advise Me Barrister discovered such a find by their study.
Almost 3,500 women carried out the study and half said they experienced remarks and sexist jokes in the working environment every day.
The report found that 66% of respondents had received inappropriate comments from their direct boss or make colleagues about the clothes they wore.
Sadly 50% felt they were unaware as to how and make a complaint about the remarks and 33% had decided they could no longer bare it and considered leaving their job.
A co-founder of Advise Me Barrister - Barrister Rachel Temple commented on the shocking figures " Hundreds of thousands of women are suffering discrimination of some kind."
Good news ladies! A recent study carried out by Randstad has found that UK employees want to see more women employed in management positions. Very positive findings in that it is believed women would increase performance across companies.
This said, over a third of employees firmly believe that their employers would continue to choose male candidates even though there were equally suitable men and women who could perform the same job at a management level.
Interestingly, even though the findings recognised that women managers were much needed, only 15% would prefer a woman over a man as their manager. Only just over a quarter of women would want to work predominantly with females, leaving the remaining figure preferring to work with men.
These are really interesting gender dynamics as on one hand we want to promote and identify more senior women and then the findings suggest that the preferences of working for men still remains….