They call it the “punishment gap.” Researchers have found that women in the U.S. financial industry suffer more severe repercussions for misconduct than their male counterparts.
Women are 20 percent more likely to lose their jobs, and 30 percent less likely to find new employment, following an incident of similar misconduct compared to men, according to a recent study. The gap is even more prominent in firms with few female managers, the study found.
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