Tags: sexism

Women in Football survey a damning indictment of sexism in the workplace

A ground-breaking new survey by Women in Football has revealed that 66.4% of women working in the sport have witnessed sexism in the workplace, with individuals being told they will “never work in the game again” if they reported it. 26.4% of the 661 respondents felt they were overlooked for promotion because of their gender…

Maggie Berry: Sexism in the workplace – not everyone is having a laugh

For the large majority of HR professionals, it goes without saying that sexism in the workplace is no laughing matter. What some people might brush off as harmless banter can be the reason a female employee dreads going to work in the morning – and the reason she might well look for work elsewhere. From…

 Please see below for legal comment following the breaking news that Andy Gray has been sacked following his sexist remarks from BskyB’s former employment law counsel, Wendy Trehy: BSkyB had no other option but to dispense with Andy Gray’s services given his comments before the Wolves v Liverpool game at the weekend and following…

A new survey from recruitment specialist Poolia shows that many female recruiters in London’s financial heartland admit to sexist attitudes within their companies which can lead to career challenges for their female employees. Whilst many were positive about prospects for women in their organisations, significant minorities admitted to a different situation. Almost one in five…

On Saturday 27th March a unique new campaign organisation called UK Feminista was launched at a public event in London. The brainchild of activists Kat Banyard, Anna van Heeswijk, Sandrine Leveque, and Ellie Cumbo, UK Feminista will help build a national movement in order to effect real and lasting change in gender relations. There are…

Companies may be required to report on their progress to get more women into the boardroom, under proposals announced this week. It comes as new research shows that sixty per cent of people think there are not enough women directors in big businesses. The survey which has been commissioned by the Government Equalities Office for…

Employers have been advised to pay more consideration to older female job applicants, as they have “talents to contribute” to the workplace, it has been claimed. Martina Devlin, in an article for the Irish Independent, says that despite this, such workers are frequently overlooked by society. “This is a short-sighted attitude, especially in an era…