Women still perceive discrimination over pay

Almost
60 per cent of women have experienced pay discrimination in the workplace.

According
to research conducted on behalf of online recruitment company TopJobs, 56 per
cent of women have experienced pay discrimination compared to 27 per cent of
men.

The
survey, designed to investigate whether men really do fare better than women in
the salary stakes, shows overall 74 per cent of the 366 respondents feel women
are generally paid less than men.

Of
the women who answered, 84 per cent thought women were paid worse, compared to
64 per cent of men.

However,
85 per cent of respondents feel the gender pay gap is closing – although this
was the view held a high percentage of the male vote, with over half of all
women responses in disagreement.

Although
the Government insists it is tackling the problem, 79 per cent of respondents
do not know what the government measures are to achieve this. 

Tanya
Arturi, marketing manager of TopJobs said: "Identifying opinions concerning
gender pay issues has been extremely insightful at a time when equality in the
workplace is generally perceived to be moving in the right direction.

"When
asked if there was a greater gender pay gap in certain industries, 85 per cent
of respondents felt there was, but HR was not thought to be one of the sectors
involved.

"The
figures go to show that there is still much to be done if salary breaches are
to be levelled out."

www.topjobs.co.uk/genderpaysurvey

By Quentin Reade

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