Former BBC Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly has won her employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism and victimisation but lost her case for sexism.
O'Reilly, 53, was one of four women aged in their 40s and 50s who were told in More...12 January 2011 10:48
Despite the majority of employers providing diversity training for some members of their HR team, four out of 10 employers are not confident that their HR teams are kept sufficiently up-to-date on equality legislation to perform their jobs.
Thi More...12 January 2011 10:48
Mr Rayner was employed by Turning Point, an organisation that deals with health and social care matters. He was subject to suspension and disciplinary action that resulted in his dismissal. He was reinstated but, ultimately, his employment was More...11 January 2011 14:40
Every year brings with it a raft of new regulations for the employer to negotiate. Whether it's retirement, agency workers, bribery or equality legislation, this year presents new legislation relevant to all organisations. Read our guide to the six ke More...05 January 2011 09:52
Government research has confirmed what people with disabilities have long known - they face major barriers both to enter the work-place and, just as importantly, stay within it.
The Life Opportunities Survey by the Government's Office for Disabili More...01 January 2011 15:46
Three quarters of employers haven't hired from disadvantaged groups, such as young people without qualifications, ex-offenders or older workers, in the last three years. This is according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Deve More...22 December 2010 13:28
Listed companies should be required to report diversity progress on a "comply or explain basis" to boost the numbers of women in boardrooms, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). In a submission to the Davies review (subscr More...15 December 2010 09:39
Employers have been urged to do more to help people with disabilities into the workplace. It follows a major study published by the Office for National Statistics yesterday, which revealed that more than half of disabled people would like to wo More...10 December 2010 17:10
UK employers are leaving themselves wide open to disability discrimination claims because they are failing to take depression and stress in the workplace seriously, new research reveals. More than half (52%) of the 1,822 firms surveyed by online the More...08 December 2010 17:01
The pay gap between men and women is closing at its fastest rate since measurement began, according to the latest round of official figures published today (8 November).
The Office for National Statistics' Annual Survey of Hours and More...08 December 2010 16:37
The Government has announced that gender pay audits will not be compulsory under the Equality Act 2010. More...03 December 2010 00:00
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Employers are being urged to do more to support older workers after new research revealed that nearly one-third sometimes struggle to catch their breath, negatively affecting their performance at work.
Of 6,732 51- to 60-year-olds surveyed by the B More...02 December 2010 13:00
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Government plans to introduce breast-feeding facilities in the workplace have been criticised as being unfair on cash-strapped businesses and potentially leading to increased discrimination against women. Measures to encourage new moth More...29 November 2010 16:28
AARP, the US-based non-profit organisation representing nearly 40 million members aged 50 and over, and TAEN – The Age and Employment Network, the UK centre of expertise on age and employment issues, have announced the four winners from the UK and More...23 November 2010 15:48
The Unite union has called on Goldman Sachs to intervene in the dismissal of a catering worker from the investment bank's Fleet Street office in London.
The union is protesting against what it described as the unfair dismissal of a long-serving memb More...12 November 2010 10:53
The BBC has launched a consultation with its staff and the general public to gauge opinions about its ongoing diversity work.
The consultation, which will be carried out by consultancy Perceptor Solutions, will run for eight weeks, closing on 7 Ja More...10 November 2010 12:21
The Government has been urged to fully implement the Equality Act 2010 and force big businesses to measure and publish pay gaps, in a report by equality groups and unions. The report, from the Fawcett Society, the TUC, Unison and the Equality and Hum More...02 November 2010 14:26
The IT sector still has work to do to address inequalities in the workforce, according to research from recruitment website CWJobs.co.uk . In its survey of 5,556 IT professionals, just 55% said that there is a fair representation of women in More...28 October 2010 10:20