A quarter of female employees are paid less than men; and that’s just one issue

stock-photo-harassment-with-a-boss-touch-1997891.pngForty-two percent of U.S. women in the workforce say they’ve faced gender discrimination in the workplace, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center data.

A survey conducted last summer, before the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men, found that, among employed adults, women are about twice as likely as men to say they have experienced at least one of eight specific forms of gender discrimination at work.

Income gaps are one issue. One in four working women say they’ve earned less than a man who was doing the same job. 

Gender discrimination in the workplace can also extend to employees’ relationship with management. 

Fifteen percent of women in the workforce say they have received less support from senior leaders than a man who was doing the same job; only 7 percent of working men say they’ve had a similar experience.

For more on Pew’s findings, visit its website.

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