As young women professionals enter the workforce, they are unaware of how to handle workplace issues such as harassment, discrimination and gender wage gap. Professional Woman’s Magazine turned to Partner Elizabeth Bradley to discuss the different forms of discrimination and harassment women face in the workplace.
Bradley notes that there are more subtle forms of discrimination that women now recognize, and that gender doesn’t have to be the only motivating factor considered when filing a discrimination lawsuit.
“For example, they may not realize that a man getting more promotions and advancement opportunities than his equally qualified female colleague is just as discriminatory as a man being paid more than a woman for doing the same job. They also may not realize that in several states, now including California, prospective employers are not permitted to ask for candidates’ salary history,” notes Bradly.