On Companies Who Pay Single Women Less Than Married Women Because They Think Single Women Don’t Need The Money


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More than the society likes to admit, there is sadly still a huge discrimination against women in the workplace.

In a series of tweets, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi says some employers pay their employees based on whether they are married or not.

Confirming her tweets, some young women also shared their experiences.

Gbemi tweeted,

If you’re ever in a position to pay someone what they deserve for the hard work they have put in. Please never utter the words ……

“But you’re not married , you don’t have kids …why do you need a raise? ” it’s unfair to deprive someone of the pay they deserve

Just because YOU feel that they don’t NEED the money . They put in the work , so pay them ! Their personal life is none of your business.

Some employers pay people based on how many children they have and if they have a spouse or not .

I’ve been in company of acquaintances /colleagues and I sometimes mention I need to raise “xyz amount ” & before I finish they say ….

“But what do you spend your money on? It’s not like you have kids /dependents ” and I’m like Don’t be unfortunate please .

Some women shared their experiences too;

A twitter said,

My last job. I was paid half salary while the married ones got full salaries. When the other half is paid, they are getting the next salary. The boss once jokingly said “too much money in your account would make you turn men away anyways” I don’t regret leaving that job.

A twitter said,

heard that’s the trend now.  A friend of mine is going through such now. work for over two years just becos she is not yet married, her boss has refused to increase her salary but he increased new employees salary beocs she is married.

A twitter said

she’s absolutely correct.This happens in 75% of the private firms in this country.



  1. Odeli Charity

    Odeli Charity

    September 11, 2017 at 7:02 am

    God bless you exactly what my former employer said it’s very unfair and heartbreaking to deprive people of their right and entitlement.

  2. Theresa Maume Honore

    Theresa Maume Honore

    September 11, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you!!!

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