Most UK firms guilty of sex discrimination

A
new survey claims that more than eight in 10 companies are guilty of sex
discrimination, but most staff are willing to hit back with tribunal action.

A
study on sexism by employment lawyers Peninsula shows 82 per cent of UK
companies could find themselves before a tribunal on the grounds of sex
discrimination.

The
survey polled 957 female employees across a wide range of industries within the
UK and found:

Have
you ever felt discriminated in the workplace against because of your gender?

Yes      82%    
No       18%

Have
you ever had a male co-worker or management tell you a joke that was sexist?

Yes      58%
No       42%

Have
you ever received e-mails that could potentially be sexist, no matter whether
the e-mail was sent as an innocent joke?

Yes      74%
No       26%

Are
you aware that you could take your employer to a tribunal and win compensation
for sex discrimination?

Yes      76%
No       24%

Would
you ever consider taking your employer to a tribunal, if the harassment
bothered you?

Yes      78%
No       22%

By Quentin Reade

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