First Man Standing

Colleague

Respect

Women face discrimination in the workplace on a daily basis, as this article shows. Do you treat your male and female colleagues equally? When a man is direct and firm, do you call him a good leader, but when a woman shows the same qualities, do you call her bossy? Do you talk over women in meetings? Do you trust the ideas of your male colleagues more?

Challenge

Even though the Equal Pay Act was passed 46 years ago, the average female worker in the UK still earns 13.9% less than her male counterpart, ie 86.1p for every £1 a man earns. The pay gap means that women in the UK are essentially not paid a penny for their work from mid-November until the end of the year - for the last 50 days of the year they are working for nothing. Write to your MP to let them know that this is an issue we must deal with and make sure your workplace has equal pay.