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    Default Do you feel discrimination is still rife?

    I've had a couple of experiences with workplace/ employment discrimination, and experienced another one today.

    Am I just unlucky, or do you feel discrimination against women is still rife in our society, particularly against women of maternal age?

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    I believe it is still rife, as well as unconcious biases.

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    I have just experienced some incredibly disappointing discrimination from my employer of 10 and a half years.

    This company is also in the Forbes top 100 companies to work for

    I'm sorry to hear you experienced it as well....

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    In some places yes. The discrimination I experienced two jobs ago was extreme. I doubt anyone would believe me if I explained what went on it was that bad. My current work place is great though

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    Yes I do and I have experienced it at more than one workplace

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    My current (about to be former) workplace is terrible for this. It's one of the reasons I'm leaving for good. Some of it was very blatant, most of it was insidious...just borderline enough that you couldn't prove anything, but it was very much an 'open secret' what was going on.

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    The company I work for is making big steps in the diversity space. Therefore I mainly see it more in an unconscious bias way. However my industry as a whole is still full of it. (I'm an engineer by the way).

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    Discrimination against women is fact - sadly - when we are paid 20% less than men for the same job/skills/experience.

    I see it in my company, but they are working on it...

    I've been to an interview where I was told beforehand that the job wasn't a good match for me because "I'm a mum".
    I questioned this further and they replied that the job required long hours.

    Then just say that. The job require long hours. People can make their own mind. And it's funny how my kids have a dad too.

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    I work for government and we have policies regarding % of females in exec roles so I feel that it's almost reversed. That a male will be overlooked to fill a quota rather than the best candidate.

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    I have to admit, it made me really angry.

    I definitely threw all of my energy into our own business over the weekend. I'm sick of working with ar***oles.

    What can you do about it though? Short of jumping up and down, going to fair work, legal action? It shouldn't have to get that far..


 

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