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Female graduates 'should expect gender pay gap'
Tuesday, 03 November 2009
All Graduate job news
Women entering the jobs market should expect to find discrepancies between their pay and that of their male counterparts, it has been suggested.
There is still a gap between the sexes as far as salary goes, according to training, resources and support services provider Everywoman.
The body specialises in working with females in business and co-founder Maxine Benson revealed that many of its clients are aware of the gender pay gap.
However, she noted few are willing to raise the issue with their employer, suggesting females are "notorious" for not asking for a salary rise.
"Even with the most senior of women, many of them grapple with having confidence to talk about money and request the pay that they should have."
Meanwhile, a recent Fawcett poll found that almost nine out of ten (89 per cent) female respondents would back a move making it a legal requirement that employers ensure both sexes are paid equally.