In our progressive day and age, there is an increasing number of female CEOs and bosses in the workforce. Women are no longer afraid to take charge. But that does not mean they receive the same treatment as male bosses. Although there is nothing wrong with women in power, they still face more discrimination in the workforce than their male counterparts.
What kind of discrimination do female bosses face?
The discrimination female superiors face can come from their superiors and/or their employees. Discrimination is not always explicit; sometimes it is not even intentional. To understand how it manifests in the workplace, here are examples of discrimination against female bosses:
- When a male boss exercises his authority, employees perceive him as assertive and commanding whereas a female boss is overly aggressive and demanding
- Employees are less likely to work overtime for a female employer
- Female bosses are held to a different or higher standard, so they have less room for mistakes
- Female bosses have lower salaries than their male counterparts
- Female bosses face more sexual harassment than male bosses despite their position in the company
Climbing the corporate ladder is challenging. But it is even more difficult for someone to lead when their own employees do not give them the respect they earned and deserve.
Discrimination based on gender is illegal
Whether you are the boss or an employee, you should not have to deal with any discrimination. You can file a complaint with either the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) or the federal administrative agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You worked so hard to reach where you are now, do not let someone belittle or demean you just because you are a strong working woman.