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Sex discrimination cases set to continue due to lack of awareness?

Sex discrimination cases set to continue due to lack of awareness?

Grievance cases among women within many employment sectors across the UK regarding instances of alleged sex discrimination could be set to rise, if one expert's comments are anything to go by.

According to Piya Khanna, executive coach at female career development firm Change to Succeed, despite the implementation of more equality legislation in Britain in the recent past, many women still feel undervalued by their boss in comparison to male co-workers.

Ms Khanna noted that this was due to the fact that each employer has their own individual way of dealing with staff, meaning that legislation often has no effect on their practices.

However, she added this may not always be deliberate, as people are often "just not aware of what constitutes discrimination".

"[They] need to be educated about it," Ms Khanna stated.

Her comments came after the publication of data by the Cranfield School of Management last week (December 2nd 2010), which found that 87.5 per cent of people in director roles at FTSE 100 companies are male.

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Posted by Richard Saunders