Mummy works -- but daddy still brings home the bacon

Phillips, Lucy
April 2008
People Management;4/17/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p12
The article reports on the slow progress in reducing inequality in the workplace in Great Britain despite the introduction of legislation giving parents the right to request flexible working. One group that acknowledges the problem is women's rights organization the Fawcett Society, which recently launched its "Sexism in the City" campaign to stamp out workplace discrimination. It is calling on the government to extend the right to request flexible working to all to prevent any stereotyping.


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