If you're a woman, you'd better not be asking for a flexible work schedule. It'll cost you, in more ways than one.

So says a Fortune article, which highlights a piece in the Harvard Business Review tying together multiple studies to reveal that women requesting flexible work schedules not only were denied that accommodation more often than men were, they were also regarded as less likable, less dependable and less dedicated to their jobs.

The report cites a 2014 experiment by Furman University sociologist Christin Munsch, in which transcripts of employee/human resources personnel interviews were shown to study participants, who were asked to evaluate the employee and to decide on how likely they would be to grant the request.

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