I found out my boss would have paid me more if I were a woman

I found out my boss would have paid me more if I were a woman

When you hear through office gossip that someone else in your role would have been paid more it’s time to get your facts straight,Dr Kirstin Ferguson says.

  • byKirstin Ferguson

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Should I have to wear a bra in the office if I don’t want to?

Should I have to wear a bra in the office if I don’t want to?

Whether you have to wear underwear to work probably comes down to the expectations your workplace has for clothing,Dr Kirstin Ferguson writes.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Yes,your boss really should step in to stop sexual harassment at work

Yes,your boss really should step in to stop sexual harassment at work

Dr Kirstin Ferguson responds to a worker frustrated with her boss’ lack of action against sexual harassment.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
No,your boss shouldn’t be calling while you’re on sick leave

No,your boss shouldn’t be calling while you’re on sick leave

Your employer is within their rights to contact you while you are off,but you are also within your rights not to respond to work matters.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
I was promised a pay rise but nothing has happened. What should I do?

I was promised a pay rise but nothing has happened. What should I do?

Managers should know better than to throw around remuneration promises says Dr Kirstin Ferguson.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
As a cis man,do I need to include my pronouns in work emails?

As a cis man,do I need to include my pronouns in work emails?

No one can force you to share your pronouns if you don’t want to,says Dr Kirstin Ferguson,but doing so is an easy step to creating a more inclusive workplace.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
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Can my employer force me to use my annual leave?

Can my employer force me to use my annual leave?

Dr Kirstin Ferguson says forcing employees to exhaust most of their annual leave should always be a last resort for an employer.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Help! My boss is telling me to work from the office or leave

Help! My boss is telling me to work from the office or leave

As a worker deals with an employer who echoes the recent edict from Elon Musk to Tesla employees,Dr Kirstin Ferguson has some frank advice.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
When are emojis in work emails unprofessional?

When are emojis in work emails unprofessional?

Emojis have become central to digital communication,even in the workplace. The key is to know when it is and isn’t appropriate.

  • byKirstin Ferguson
Can my employer limit the amount of leave I take?

Can my employer limit the amount of leave I take?

After two years of accruing leave,a worker is keen to head overseas for a month. But can an employer really knock back their request?

  • byKirstin Ferguson
After a promotion,I’m struggling to earn the respect of former peers

After a promotion,I’m struggling to earn the respect of former peers

Transitioning into a leadership role can be tricky,says Kirstin Ferguson,especially when former peers are jealous and uncooperative.

  • byKirstin Ferguson