It's not just you.

We're lifting the lid on what's really happening in Britain's workplaces.

My boss said I didn't qualify for redundancy because of a career break

My boss told me that I was being made redundant. I wasn't too upset about it. I knew the company had been struggling. What shocked me was that I thought there was supposed to be a redundancy 'review' period and this wasn't offered.

My department head didn't even bother learning my name

I didn't realise what a boy's club it was until the Head of IT came over to our bank of desks to laughingly chat with the other boys in my team about the round of golf they'd had that weekend. Never once did anyone ask if I wanted to join them.

I wasn't promoted while pregnant because I "might not come back."

It started when I took on the role of manager when my manager was on maternity leave. During this time I got pregnant. My manager chose not to return to the firm after her maternity leave and they were looking to recruit.

I nearly came out as trans at work, then heard awful transgender slurs

One day, a manager started talking about a trans woman who had recently interviewed for a job with the company, and almost immediately it became a slew of vicious insults, slurs, and incredibly personal, nasty comments about the woman's appearance, body, lifestyle, sexual history, etc.

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