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Maersk Head of Group HR causes anger among employees

Men perform better than women, and are therefore paid better. This statement from Maersk Head of Human Resources is causing outrage among the company’s employees, writes Danish newspaper Berlingske.

The A.P. Moeller – Maersk Head of Human Resources for the rest of 2012, William S. Allen, has created a stir at the company’s headquarters at Esplanaden in Copenhagen, when he stated in an internal message that the wage differences between male and female employees are based, among other things, on employee performance.

The statement has caused debate among employees in at least three different departments, and, in a measure unheard of, the statement has been forwarded to Berlingske, the newspaper writes. The sender - who wishes to remain anonymous - informs the newspaper that the message caused employees to “shake their heads.”

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