Tune in to Assistant Professor Jan Doering’s recent feature on Global News’ Chelsea on CHED program. In the segment, titled “Women face subtle forms of discrimination and bias in the workplace,” Prof. Doering discusses a new publication co-authored with Dr. Laura Doering (Rotman School of Management, cross-appointed in Sociology) and Dr. András Tilcsik (Rotman School of Management).
In their article, “‘Was It Me or Was It Gender Discrimination?’ How Women Respond to Ambiguous Incidents at Work”, the authors argue that potentially discriminatory – ambiguous – incidents incur not only emotional costs, but also lead to socially consequential actions. Their research findings show women’s responses to discrimination differ based on level of ambiguity: while obvious incidents of discrimination motivate women to raise awareness of the issue, ambiguously discriminatory events lead women to anticipate changing themselves – their work habits and self-presentation.
Read the full article in Sociological Science.