Feeling as though they are being discriminated against because of their sex is just as harmful to health as common job stressors such having too much work or poor working conditions, the Australian researchers found.

They said that managers should not become complacent, believing just because there are anti-sexist policies in place that the problem of women being maltreated in the workplace has been solved.

The study’s co-author Dr Anna Genat, of the University of Melbourne said ‘less intense’ forms of sexism should not be considered less damaging.