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Almost 75% of women in Ireland have experienced modern day sexism in the workplace
Almost 75% of women feel frustrated that men have been promoted over them, according to research by Peninsula Ireland, employment law consultancy. Nearly 50% think employers should offer more equal opportunities for recruitment to higher positions.
Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland said today, “It is alarming that sexism in the workplace exists, even with legislation and employment law in place today. Employers may struggle to identify how sexism is still present, especially with such Acts set out to protect individuals. However, there is still a sense that men are progressing faster in their careers than women. Whether it is in the boardroom or in management positions, there are still suggestions of the glass ceiling with regards to women progressing further in their careers. ”
Price continues “I am very concerned that in the year 2012, unfairness in the workplace is still happening, and this should not be the case. Before legislation was around, equality for women was not mandatory in any workplace, yet this is fundamental to company progression. I look forward to equal fairness throughout all of the company, as the glass ceiling should be a thing of the past.”
Price concludes, “Employers should acknowledge a policy which enforces equal opportunities within the workplace, and which recognises the importance of gender discrimination, this should be reinforced daily across all boards and at all levels.”
“Sexism can affect women at any level, and it is important that everyone from security staff right through to board of directors are given that equal opportunity to progress further in their careers. Basing any career advances on gender alone, is unprofessional and unfair, and could be detrimental to the company, and their reputation. A deciding factor for career progression should be solely based on merit and the individuals contribution to the company.”
For further advice or clarification please contact Sammual James McLoughlin on 0161 827 8511.
Page Updated Last on: Jun 29, 2012