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Male employees 'favoured at work'

Published: Monday, 09 June 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Male employees are still favoured in the workplace this, according to the results of a recent survey.

Research carried out by employment law firm Peninsula has indicated that almost 80 per cent of female employees believe their male counterparts receive preferential treatment in the workplace, reports Onrec.com.

Peter Done, managing director of Peninsula, said company bosses should do more to prevent discrimination.

He said: “In a society where discrimination is not supposed to exist it is clear that female workers still feel that discrimination is still rife in the workplace.

"74 per cent of the women who we polled truly have experienced sexual discrimination at work and situations such as these needs to be taken seriously."

He added that employers needed to ensure they have an equal opportunities policy in place which is communicated to all members of staff.

A report published last week by womenintechnology.co.uk suggested that many female employees, including recent graduates, lack confidence in the workplace and have difficulties with career progression.
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