A new report conducted by construction recruiter Randstad reveals that 41% women in construction said they had been on the receiving end of inappropriate comments or behaviour from a male colleague. This was significantly higher than when similar research was carried out two years ago which found 28% of women experienced gender discrimination in the workplace in the form of inappropriate comments or behaviour from male colleagues.
When asked why women leave construction, 47% blamed “male dominated culture” while 38% held the female role models in senior positions responsible. A further 35% pointed the finger at a lack of flexible hours and another 33% said stress was the reason women left the industry. 30% blamed outright discrimination.
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