Stories abound of other workplace harassment, abuse, and mistreatment.
4. Unfair pay for women
As if the abuse allegations against Sterling weren’t enough, the report also covered compelling evidence of unfair wages.
The evidence is hard to refute.
Among equally-qualified employees, womenearned an average of $10.39 an hour, compared to men who earned an average of $13.40.
In light of these reports, Sterling released an algorithm to determine wages. But even with this system, management experience is weighted more heavily than other work, despite the fact that men dominate management roles—and management experience doesn’t predict sales success.
Because of the report, 69,000 women who work for Sterling have filed a class-action suit. The case is still pending.
And yet again, these aren’t just isolated in Sterling. It’s a trend across the industry.