Bleak, Depressing and a Signifer of a Hidden Epidemic of Discrimination

Almost two in five (37 per cent) admitted they would advertise roles as available to men only if the law allowed them,

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On the Subject of Equality and Diversity Personnel Today have published an article that states:

The controversial survey of 501 UK managers also discovered one in four would turn away a woman because she was a single parent, 29 per cent because she had young children and 28 per cent because she was recently engaged or married.

Almost two in five (37 per cent) admitted they would advertise roles as available to men only if the law allowed them, while a similar proportion (40 per cent) said they thought men were more dedicated to their jobs.

This quite took our breath away over the Starbucks this morning, and is a damning indictment of the UK leadership pot.

If 1 in 3 bosses caught the Bubonic Plague, it would rightly be called an epidemic, and from where we are sitting that is exactly what this is, a social bubonic plague.

And it is all down to ignorance or innocence, plain and simple.

Either the “Boss” is innocent of the fact you can claim up to 103% of Maternity leave back or,

The “Boss” knows you can, is wilfully ignorant, and is just using this as an excuse to discriminate against women.

Perhaps People Management could do a survey on that, oh never mind, we will.

Please take the Survey here, it is only one question.

If after all the battles, and all the legislation this is still happening to women, then what hope for every other group that has suffered discrimination over the years, people of colour, queer people, the disabled?

The article is here.

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