3 in 5 UK industries sexist towards female applicants

3 in 5 UK industries sexist towards female applicants

Three in five UK-based industries are sexist towards female applicants, according to new research conducted by Adzuna.

The study, which evaluated over 1.2million adverts within the UK’s job market for 170 traditionally female and male-coded words such as ‘lead’ and ‘dominant’ for men, or ‘sensitive’ and ‘affectionate’ for women between 2014 and 2018, found that a staggering 60% favoured what the study called ‘traditionally male key phrases’.

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