Twitter users have been sharing their stories of sexist, discriminatory and “downright illegal” job interview questions with the Everyday Sexism project.
Followers of @everydaysexism have been using the hashtag #everydaysexism to highlight run-ins with sexist and inappropriate job interviewers, who have questioned applicants on everything from their marital plans, childcare arrangements, and choice of underwear.
The June 2016 issue of People Management featured a major article asking why casual sexism persists in the workplace, despite legal intervention and the vast majority of employers introducing policies aiming to prevent sexual harassment at work. HR professionals shared their own stories of sexism at work, too, including comments such as: "When men leave work to deal with caring situations, there are comments along the lines of ‘can’t your wife sort that out?’"
Read some of the stories shared with the Everyday Sexism project below.