Four out of every ten women dress down for the office after rude comments from colleagues | Pakistan Today

Four out of every ten women dress down for the office after rude comments from colleagues

Two thirds of women said a manager or male employee had made inappropriate comments about their choice of clothing. Research showed half of all female workers believe they are sexually discriminated against on a daily basis. A survey of 3,434 working women found fifty per cent experienced some form of ‘gender harassment’, including offensive sexist remarks or chauvinistic jokes. Of those who claim to have suffered harassment, four out 10 have been touched in a way that made them feel uncomfortable, such as a slap on the bottom or hand on the thigh. More than one in four have even been kissed by a colleague or boss despite spurning their advances. Two thirds of women said a manager or male employee had made inappropriate comments about their clothing. One third of women have considered leaving work because of the problems they endured. The worrying figures emerged amid a study carried out by online legal advice service AdviseMeBarrister.com. The results showed one in four have suffered mental or physical health problems in the wake of their experiences. More than four out of ten said they had resorted to dressing down after colleagues made comments about their clothes. The study also revealed a further 43 per cent claim to have been sworn at by colleagues. Twenty three per cent of women feel convinced a colleague has secured a promotion that was rightfully theirs, just because they were male.



Related posts

Top