Union survey reveals persistence of gender discrimination

Sweden

The Vision trade union has published a survey that found that four out of 10 young women state that they have been discriminated against at some point in their working life. The union says that employers need to continuously and more actively work for equal rights and opportunities for employees. In Sweden, employers are obliged to prevent discrimination according to the Discrimination Act, and this work must be done in cooperation with the trade union. The Vision survey found that more than one in four women (29%), regardless of age, say that they have been discriminated against at their workplace at some point. For young women, the figure is even higher, at 39%. The union also found that that gender discrimination is the most common ground of discrimination of the seven grounds in the Discrimination Act.

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