Redundancy hitting men harder than women

CMI: Redundancy can hit men harder than women, according to new findings. Men in particular see their job as a huge part of their identity, meaning the blow of redundancy can have a much more negative impact on them than it can on women. On the other hand, women are better at multi-tasking and are able to cope better with redundancy.

Dr Lynda Shaw said: “A badly handled dismissal means the brain can slip into denial in an attempt to avoid the bad news. This can manifest in many ways such as belligerently going back to one’s desk and trying to carry on, or not telling the family and getting ready for work as usual next morning and leaving the house to just sit in a park.”

However, separate research by Working Mums has revealed that women continue to be stuck in low-paid jobs and are finding it more challenging to get promoted.

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