4th October 2021
- More than half of workers concerned that choosing remote working will create inequality
- Of those, 38% worry that they will be asked to take a pay cut and 60% fear that career progress will slow
- 85% of workers in favour of a four-day working week
- Pandemic created workplace inequality between parents and non-parents say 36%
As employees begin a phased return to the workplace, more than half (53%) worry that deciding to work remotely post-pandemic will cause workplace inequality, according to the 2021 Matrix Recruitment Workplace Equality Survey.
Of those, 38% are concerned that they would be asked to take a pay cut if they work remotely full time and 60% worry that it could impact their career progression.
Now in its fourth year, the 2021 survey of almost 1,200 adults covers a wide range of workplace issues including discrimination, racism, gender pay gaps and the pandemic’s impact on the world of work. Phase one focused on the impact of the pandemic on workers and the workplace.