Corporate Counsel Explores What GCs Need to Know About Gender Bias by Subordinates
San Francisco attorney Baily Bifoss spoke in-depth with Corporate Counsel about the emerging issue of bias by subordinates as the number of women establishing companies or taking leadership roles continues to grow. While gender bias directed toward managers hasn’t resulted in litigation as often as biased behavior by managers toward subordinates and colleagues, it doesn’t mean there are no risks to an organization from it. Bailey says: “One of the biggest risks in having a company culture that doesn’t tackle issues of gender bias head-on is that those companies could lose some of their best talent. Employee attrition is a huge cost. And obviously there is a risk that managers and subordinates aren’t being as productive as they could be.”
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