01 July 2011
Research: 81% of women feel sex discrimination is a problem
The majority of females believe that sex discrimination is still a prevalent issue at the highest levels of company jobs appointments, a study has shown.
According to research published recently (June 28th) by female executive board network Inspire and global recruitment firm Harvey Nash, some 81 per cent of women in the UK feel that decision makers are biased towards men when it comes to selecting board members.
Furthermore, 36 per cent feel that the government should step in to help end this inequality by implementing quotas to ensure that women are adequately represented in senior management positions.
Meanwhile, in contrast, 51 per cent of males believe there is nothing wrong with their company's boardroom composition.
Carol Rosati, director at Harvey Nash, commented: "The results show a major difference in how men and women view females on the board: women think there's a problem, men don't."
This comes after Charlotte Wolff of XpertHR urged employers to communicate clearly to avoid sex discrimination claims over matters such as summer dress codes.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett
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