Tall women 'earn more'There is a chance that shorter women could be experiencing discrimination in the workplace, after it has been revealed that taller female employees typically receive a higher salary.

According to widely reported research from Long Tall Sally, women who are over 5ft 8in tall are twice as likely to earn an annual income of £30,000 or more, when compared to their shorter counterparts.

Indeed, ladies under this height typically make £5,000 less each year.

Furthermore, a woman’s likelihood of taking up a managerial position in the workplace increased 80 per cent if they were over 6ft tall.

Meanwhile, 20 per cent of tall women believe it is their height which commands authority and helps them to feel empowered.

Arianne Cohen, author of The Tall Book: A Celebration Of Life From On High, said: "Research shows that tall people are consistently more successful in the workplace."

This week marks Stand Tall Week, according to Long Tall Sally, a fashion shop which stocks clothes for taller women.

Posted by Ross George