11 March 2010
Women 'still face prejudice at work'
Female employees are still subject to prejudice at work to an extent, it has been claimed.
Commenting on the issue, Steve Williams, head of equality at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, said there is no getting away from the fact that this problem remains in some quarters.
The expert made his comments in the wake of the release of research conducted by the World Economic Forum, which suggested that the corporate world is not doing enough to combat gender inequality.
It claimed that the idea that most firms have become gender-balanced or women-friendly remains a myth.
Mr Williams remarked: "You still find some occupations disproportionately populated by one gender or the other."
He went on to suggest that progress is being made and the fact that the gender pay gap is recognised is an important part of the process of addressing inequality among workers in the UK and around the world.