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Equal Pay Day: How you can stand up to the gender pay gap at work? November 16, 2016

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Team Eleven Client Partner, Sophie Gibson, comments in today’s Telegraph on how you can stand up to the gender pay gap at work.

Sophie Gibson, founder of marketing firm Team Eleven, advises: “Asking to leave early can sometimes be difficult. But, given that awareness of the pay gap is growing, seize the opportunity to bring it your employers attention. Why not ask your employer for a quiet word.

“Say something like: ‘I am sure that the company does value my time in the same way as my male peers, but I’d like to leave an hour early today to ensure that my time reflects the salary I am paid. This is part of the equal pay day campaign. Should the pay gap be corrected, I’d be only too happy to stay. But unless the company can explain their position on this matter, then I’m sure you would agree it’s only fair.’”

Picture: John Lamb from Telegraph article.

Need some help with that, love? November 16, 2016

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Team Eleven comment in The Telegraph from Client Partner, Sophie Gibson, on how to respond to patronising comments at work.

“Being patronised is often the result of an unconscious bias, so wherever possible, it’s important to address the issue or it could become a barrier to progress or collaboration,”  Sophie Gibson, founder of marketing firm Team Eleven, says.

“Keep the dialogue professional, but explain that what they’ve just said doesn’t feel like a fair representation of your ability, or that you’d prefer it if you weren’t referred to in that way as it doesn’t communicate a sense of respect.

“Confrontation on something which seems quite minor can be intimidating, but if it has bothered or even upset you, ignoring it could leave you with a sense of being less worthy in the workplace, even when you’re contributing above and beyond.”

Photo: people images.com from Telegraph article.

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