Women in car retail are losing out disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic as they step back from their careers amid the pressures of home schooling and stereotypical household responsibilities.
Arnold Clark has insisted that staff who experience COVID-19 symptoms are instructed to remain at home after allegations that a senior member of car dealership staff exposed colleagues and customers to the virus by continuing to work.
A lack of opportunity has been highlighted as a key issue for women pursuing a career in the automotive sector, with 57% failing to see a career path to their desired post and 42% perceiving a bias towards men.
As Scotland's car dealers re-open their showrooms to sales customers, Jo Causon, the chief executive of The Institute of Customer Service, tells AM that recognition of front-line retail staff is the key to post-lockdown success.
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