“This autumn marks five years since the Equality Act was passed – an all-encompassing bill taking in older acts concerning pay, race, gender and disability discriminations – making our right to work free from prejudice enshrined in the law. The tricky part is that it’s often hard to implement. With the lack of an obvious offence, it’s often a case of being crushed by a thousand tiny micro-aggressions … To preserve sanity, it’s often easier to quit a job than deal with the labour-intensive process of pursuing a grievance. But not being able to impact on a toxic workplace environment, to subvert and change from within, can be a concern that many women share when leaving a sexist workplace. Compounding the feeling of failure on leaving is the awareness that remaining or future female employees will face the same treatment.”

Guardian: The Guilt of Quitting Sexist Workplaces

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