Last week in the UK an estate agent Alice Thompson was awarded £180 000 in a sex discrimination case against her employer who denied her flexible working request. While this is a big win for flexibility in the workplace today, we still have a long way to go globally when it comes to workplace discrimination.
Despite increasing focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, discrimination at work is still a very common occurrence. According to a study by Glassdoor, 3 out of 5 US employees have experienced or witnessed discrimination based on race, gender, age, or LGBTQ identity.
The survey revealed that 60% of Employed adults in the U.S. and 55% of employed adults in the UK have experienced or witnessed discrimination.
These findings show that companies need to be doing much much more to support their employees and create a supportive, psychologically safe culture.
But what actions can you personally take if you or someone you know experience discrimination at work?
Download the guide for some practical steps to help you address discrimination at work.