I disagree....Most western corporations have swung so far to the left with diversity and equity crap that generally women get away with far more than men ever would.Not in the least bit unsurprising. Bullying and sexual harrassment is widespread throughout the corporate world and numerous men have major problems treating women as equals, or as major contributors in the work arena.
The change needs to come right from the top. Sack all the senior management in ASA, and get replacements that have a different attitude.
You could be right there re the goal posts theory, the line in the sand has shifted over the years to where it's a little blury! The attitude is still there but the repercussion net is getting wider all the time!I disagree....Most western corporations have swung so far to the left with diversity and equity crap that generally women get away with far more than men ever would.
I suspect the reason that harassment and bullying are rife at Airservices would be because they moved the goal posts so that normal behaviour now fits bullying and harassment criteria.
I may be wrong, but I am extremely suspicious of the claims and smell a class action on the way, with money to be made for lawyers and their financiers.
Most women I know reckon that the worst bullying comes from other women. Maybe WA is behind the times but women have had a pretty good go of it over here for at least the last twenty years Almost to the point of being outright anti-male and especially in government and public service. I have never witnessed men harass or bully women, but I have seen several guys lose jobs or nearly lose jobs due to unsubstantiated harassment claims when one of the women didn’t get their own way.There may be some industries where the pendulum against men has swung too far, but I know plenty of women, and have heard their stories of constant male harassment, bullying, and sidelining in the workplace.
I'm just glad I wasn't born a woman, they have to put up with a lot of shXX just in daily life, let alone lower wages, first to get sacked, having to be constantly on guard against the not-so-subtle innuendoes, and the regular demeaning of their efforts. I owe a fair portion of what little success I've achieved in this life, to strong women partners and a capable mother. All of them had to put up with a lot of shXX from other men, particularly when young and pretty.
Too right. The allegations of the women would not surprise me, nor would I be surprised if some women misuse newfound protections to advance their careers. I have personal experience of female sociopaths climbing the career ladder over the bleeding bodies of their colleagues.Most women I know reckon that the worst bullying comes from other women...
Kaz, I have a great deal of respect for you, but:It’s strange to me how we still have men denying the reality that women live with.
Women haven’t had it so good that they still earn not much more than 80% of the male wage, they represent just a small fraction of those on corporate boards, they are more than 85% of victims of domestic violence, during Covid they have been five times more likely to have care of the children, and 22% of women compared to 5% of men have experience sexual harassment in the workplace.
A thoughtful analysis. Luckily, most trends never continue to their logical conclusion. Eventually other forces steer events off in an unforeseen direction. I hope that is true of this trend....On a personal note, I have one and a half young grand children who I will never associate with unless their parents are present. I will NEVER be alone or responsible for them. That is because if they turn out to be dysfunctional teenagers, I don’t want even the possibility of an allegation ever to be made against me......And it has happened to others already...