More men paid bonuses and also higher salaries than women
Fewer women than men receive a bonus, in the latest example of pay disparity at work, according to a new report. A study by jobs website Glassdoor found that fewer than a third of women are paid a bonus, compared with 44% of male employees.
A survey of over 2,000 workers also found that more men than women expected to receive a bonus this year. Research also shows than on average men are paid 19 per cent more than women.
Spokesman John Ingham said: “It’s unfortunate to find yet again another case of disparity between men and women in the workplace. The survey also offers some curious alarm bells as employees start to worry more about job redundancy despite growing confidence in business outlook.
“There is a disconnect because employees think the outlook for their business is positive, yet they and their colleagues could lose their jobs. This could be reflective of micro situations within an organisation, whereby the performance and outlook for different teams, departments and locations does not reflect that of the business as a whole.”
Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the TUC, said: “It’s bad enough that women get paid less than men, but this shows that they’re losing out on bonuses too.
“It’s an urgent reminder why employers need to look at the whole pay package when considering how to close the gender pay gap. Women deserve a better deal.”