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Looking further into sexism

posted Mar 16, 2017, 7:16 AM by Holly Webb   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 8:25 AM by Mr R McClean ]

Looking further into sexism we have discovered the dress code for women in the workplace.  For example, Nicola Thorp arrived at her new reception job wearing flat black shoes, however she was laughed at because she questioned her boss as to why she should have to wear high heels for her job. Working 9 hour shifts these high heels would be painful and would not be suitable for her work days, so she refused and was then dismissed. Women should not be sent home for not wearing heels.This issue has produced a debate and the issue of sexism in the workplace is still going on now .Statistics show that 25% of women report discrimination at work and 17%of women said they have felt sexually harassed by a fellow employee or manager. 

Going on to another issue related to sexism the gender pay gap has been a big issue in that women and men working the same job are payed different amounts. Statistics show that the gender pay gap has halved to 5% but has gone up 0.5% since the summer of 2016. Also women are likely to earn £300 000 less than men over their working lives. Men and women should without a doubt should be paid the same amount for the work they do. Both men and women work equally as hard at the work they do , Why should women be paid less?


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