Many women want to quit jobs due to gender bias, odd hours: ASSOCHAM

About one-fourth working women in the private sector wish to quit their jobs due to several reasons such as inconvenient working hours, gender bias, safety issues, workplace harassment, among others, an Assocham survey said today.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

New Delhi: About one-fourth working women in the private sector wish to quit their jobs due to several reasons such as inconvenient working hours, gender bias, safety issues, workplace harassment, among others, an Assocham survey said today.

"Gender bias together with workplace harassment and inconvenient working hours remained the top reasons as to why majority of respondents wanted to quit their jobs," it said.

Most of the respondents out of 500 surveyed by the chamber said that their organisations do not have redressal mechanisms in place and do not comply with legal requirements to provide a safe workplace for women.

It said that about 25 percent stated that "they want to quit their jobs and cited various reasons ranging from inconvenient working hours/late sitting, gender bias/workplace harassment, lack of safety, poor working conditions, family related issues".

About 40 percent working mothers want to quit their jobs to raise their kids, it added.

On harassment, it said, about 30 per cent of the total women interviewed stated they had experienced harassment at work and were denied promotion and plum assignments.