Resolution Foundation report on labour market regulation

Monday 16 September 2019

Resolution Foundation report on labour market regulation: Comment from Young Women’s Trust

YWT logoSpeaking today Sophie Walker, Chief Executive of Young Women’s Trust said:

"We know that the lawlessness of current workplaces hits young women disproportionately hard as sexism intersects with labour market discrimination. Young women are especially likely to be paid less than the minimum wage, to be offered zero hours contracts - with fewer hours than their male peers - and to be denied work on the grounds of motherhood or pregnancy.

That’s why there needs to be a crack down on employers who are not complying with the law, an extension of the National Living Wage to under 25s and specific, targeted action to counter discrimination against women, including BAME women and disabled women, who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination that can make it even harder for them to attain economic equality."