The worst excuses managers have given for not giving women a pay rise

Sexism in the workplace doesn’t have to be glaringly obvious; in fact, often the discrimination is far more insidious.

A new study found that while women were just as likely as men to ask for a pay rise, they were far less likely to receive one.

The study looked at an Australian workplace survey, which gave researchers access to 4,600 employees and 800 employers.

Dr Amanda Goodall explains the research results:

In a like–for-like comparison [looking at] the job they do, the number of hours that they’re in the job; their education and if they’re married… women do ask as much as men but they just don’t get as often.

The BBC asked female viewers to write in about some of the must ludicrous reasons they were denied a pay rise.

Prepare to be angry:

1. Men have wives to support.

2. It's impossible to compare your experience with male colleagues

3. No response

4. We don’t keep records of pay

5. It’s to do with 'other' factors

6. It’s under review

7. We're changing your responsibilities

8. We can’t afford it

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