BUSINESS VOCABULARY EXERCISE N1

UNFAIR PAY DIFFERENCES

Fill in the blanks in the text below with one of the following words :

INCREASE    STEM    LACK    PAY    LEAVE    WORKPLACES   SALARIES    SENIOR   
CAUSES    EQUAL    FOUND    CONNECTED    PROMOTING    SOLUTION

If in difficulty, you may ask for a hint (?), but you will lose points.

A report has revealed that men are paid higher and receive bigger bonuses than women.
The gender pay gap still exists in companies and in many countries, despite legislation to ensure pay.

What are the causes? Some people believe that women are more hesitant in asking for a pay .  Others suggest a variety of reasons such as of ambition, poor role models or problems with maternity  and time off for child care.

However, the problem could also from the fact that it’s usually managers who decide on rises, and most of those are men!
It is also thought in some companies that there is no in point in a woman who might leave to have a baby and never come back.

Whatever the , this modern-day problem continues to exist and a needs to be .