Gender discrimination affects more than 40% of working women

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2019 | Sex Discrimination |

As a woman making your living in Indiana, you are about twice as likely as your male colleagues to experience gender discrimination in your place of employment. At the Employment Law Office of John H. Haskin & Associates, LLC, we recognize the disparity between the number of men and women who experience this type of treatment on the job, and we have helped many women who fell victim to gender discrimination pursue appropriate recourse afterward.

According to the Pew Research Center, 42% of female employees in the United States say they have experienced gender discrimination at some point during their careers, compared with only 22% of male employees. While gender discrimination can potentially take on any number of different forms, there are certain aspects of it that also tend to impact female workers far more frequently than male ones.

For example, women are about four times as likely as men to report that their coworkers or supervisors treat them as if they are incompetent, with 23% of female workers in American saying others have treated them in such a manner. Additionally, a quarter of all working women say they have received a lower salary than a man doing the exact same job, while only 5% of male employees said they had received lower pay than a female colleague.

Gender or sex discrimination can also manifest in other ways. Some American women say others regularly subject them to gender-related slights at work, while others yet say the atmosphere in their work environments has led them to feel isolated. You can learn more about workplace discrimination on our webpage.


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