female employees overlooked for promotion

Female Employees Overlooked for Promotion

Sexism is still a problem in the workplace, as 80 per cent of female staff believe there is favouritism towards men for promotions, according to law firm Peninsula. The research from Peninsula also showed that almost three-quarters of women claim to have experienced discrimination first-hand at work. “Workers should not be passed over for promotion because they are women,” said Peninsula managing director, Peter Done. “They should be encouraged to seek career prospects where the opportunity arises, their merits should be taken into consideration, and whether they are male or female should not determine the outcome of whether they are right for the job.” “Employers need to ensure they have an equal opportunities policy in place and that it is communicated to al... »