Despite being better educated overall, women aged 25-64, with a degree in Ireland earn 28% less than their male counterparts (OECD). In the 2019 workplace 39% of women report experiencing discrimination. 1/3 indicate the discrimination was gender-based (CSO 2019). Globally based on current trends, it will take 257 years to close the gender gap in economic opportunity (UN 2020).
In the Irish workplace, the most common form of discrimination is gender-based.
For both women and men promotions are a bigger concern than pay. And what do we typically do when experiencing discrimination? Nothing 🙁
Ireland’s tax payers fund a national organization tasked with holding us all accountable for human rights and equality. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, IHREC, offers information to those seeking assistance on their rights. In 2019 statistics for those seeking employment related information ‘gender’ discrimination was second only to ‘disability’. In the 2016 census 13.5% of the population, 643,000 people, self-identified as having a disability.
Further Resources For Workplace Discrimination
- Contact IHREC => Access the ‘My Rights’ service here
- Gendelity’s Salary Negotiation Workshop for Professional Women.
- National Women’s Council of Ireland Employment Advisory Service