Sina Technology News Beijing time on October 12 evening news, according to reports, in recent months, dozens of female employees in Microsoft share their gender discrimination in their work through internal email groups, appeal to management Solve the salary or promotion gap between men and women employees.
The e-mail group dialog started in late May this year, in the internal group called "Microsoft Technical Women At Microsoft), which consists of Microsoft Engineers, developers and other technicians.
At that time, an employee asked about women in the group, and what others think about their salary relative to others. This conversation is not only a discussion about the fairness, but also a seminar on gender discrimination. Dozens of female employees discussed the gender discrimination problems in the middle school, as well as the company's management and human resource departments that did not take action on their complaints.
Although this e-mail group dialogue, only the dozens of people in about 180,000 employees around the world, but the stories described in these women have triggered concerns about the diversity of Microsoft employees. According to the Diversity Report released by Microsoft, about 77% of all technical positions of the company are served by men.
Many female employees said in the discussion that male employees are usually earned more than women in the discussion. One of the female employees said she saw a wages of a male colleague with her low in the same area. As a result, the income of this male colleague was much higher than her.
As early as 2014, Microsoft CEO Satia Nadra (Satya Nadella) said in the Grace Hopper Female Computational Science Series, women should not ask for salary, but should believe in the system. It will eventually give them a suitable salary.
He also said: "This is a kind of causal return. Talents who believe this system are people I can trust and commit to people." Nadra's remarks triggered public opinion, people have jealousy, Nad I finally was forced to apologize.
For the gender discrimination issues described in this mail group, Microsoft spokesperson said: "We are actively communicating with employees, listen to their opinions, and thank you for public sharing their own experiences and feelings. As a company, we have been in recent years It has made progress in narrowing the gap between the 'employee work experience and corporate culture'. But we also admit that there are more work to do. Listen to employee feedback, create a safe dialogue, input and report space, It is essential to our culture. "
There are female employees, they are neglected or excluded from the conference, and the male employees are more vowetting, as well as human resources and company leaders have lack actions.
A female employee said: "Many of this ugly behavior is for self-protection against certain men. Those who have distorted beliefs think that they are more suitable for people with technical roles than any females, they are not competent. We don't ignore this, don't soften this. Things are the case. "
Some female employees also said that they didn't dare to speak, and they were not allowed to afford higher salary. An employee wrote: "If I say 'no, my value is higher, I may not have this job."
Another employee wrote: "For technical women, it is wise to control this environment slowly and cautiously. They are not asking for the same freedom as men."
Some female employees said they did vocal, but the result found that human resources and company leaders lack actions. One of them said that through management and human resources department, "unreasonably, the pressure is extremely".
Microsoft spokesperson also said: "We hope all employees, regardless of level, role or functions, we can act on respect, integrity and responsible. When anyone can't do this, we have the corresponding procedure to listen , Learning and take action. We also believe in equal pay for equal work and will share relevant results in the ancient annual diversity of this fall. "