GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
If you feel that you are being discriminated against due to your gender, or any other factor, with respect to your salary then we may be able to help you vindicate your rights.
On average, women in the EU earn around 16% less per hour than men doing the same job at the same level (Source: European Commission).
GENDER PAY GAP
The latest figures from the EU Commission show that the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland is 13.9% – in other words women in Ireland are paid almost 14% less than men.
Europeans were asked about the most important aspects which an employer takes into account when recruiting a man or a woman. It is interesting to note that the criteria highlighted differ radically depending on whether the recruitment concerns a man or a woman.
- The three most frequently mentioned criteria in the case of the recruitment of a woman are: whether she has children (49%), flexibility in terms of working hours (35%) and her appearance (33%).
- For the recruitment of a man, the top three criteria are professional experience (40%), the level of his qualifications (38%) and the ability to be mobile (31%).
(Source: European Parliament Eurobarometer Flash survey (EB flash 371) )
If you fee that you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace in Ireland, please contact Marguerite Baily or phone us on 01-5313800.