“The Snapshot tells us that female employees are more likely to feel respect for their boss, but other data also tells us that they are more likely to be paid less by that boss,” Dr Jenny George said, thus highlighting that respect does not lead to wage equality.

Female workers respect their boss more than their male colleagues – even though they are more likely to be paid significantly less by them – a remaining gap in wage equality.

That is one of the findings in the 2016 Snapshot of the Australian Workplace – a national survey of 1001 workers undertaken by not-for-profit global think-tank, Reventure Ltd.

The survey found that 52% of female employees strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement, “I have a lot of respect and admiration for my boss”, compared to 44% of males.