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Unfortunately, this is another great article from the bad-workplace-news-for-working-moms series.
Eileen Goodman writes about the fact that moms are consistently penalized in the workplace. The evidence is mounting and unfortunately, undeniable. For example, she highlights a recent study just published by Shelley Correll in the American Journal of Sociology. The study's aim was to determine what types of penalties moms might encounter in the workplace.
From the article:
"Moms were seen as less competent and committed. Moms were half as likely to be hired as childless women or men with or without kids. Moms were offered $11,000 less in starting pay than non-moms. And, just for good measure, they were also judged more harshly for tardiness."
If it weren't true, it would almost be unbelievable.
Have you been penalized at work because you are a mom? Do you feel that you are judged more harshly for being late or having to leave early? Please share your experiences and reactions by posting a comment.