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Eight out of ten females 'feel they are underpaid'

Eight out of ten females 'feel they are underpaid'

The majority of female workers in the UK may feel they are eligible for compensation on the grounds of sex discrimination in terms of their salary, new research has suggested.

According to a study conducted by online resource My Salary Checker, more than eight out of ten - 80.2 per cent - of women workers are still feeling the effects of the gender pay gap as they believe they are underpaid in comparison to their male counterparts.

Of this percentage, some 38.2 per cent indicated that they felt they were being underpaid by as much as a quarter when performing identical tasks to colleagues who are men.

Furthermore, around one third - 32.9 per cent - of women are expecting to get a pay rise of between two and four per cent in 2011, in comparison to 28 per cent of males with the same aspirations.

The government recently attempted to reduce the pay gap with the introduction of the Equality Act 2010 in October last year.

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Posted by Richard Saunders