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With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
British Airways is being taken to employment tribunal by cabin crew claiming racial discrimination.
The group of BA flight attendants claim that the removal of a discounted travel perk from staff involved in strike action discriminates indirectly ag More...20 July 2010 09:00
The Metropolitan Police should no longer be labelled "institutionally racist", but white men are still more likely to be promoted, an official inquiry has found.
London Mayor Boris Johnson ordered an investigation into alleged racism in 2008 after t More...08 July 2010 09:43
Black and ethnic minority (BME) staff in Britain feel professions including politics, the police and the armed forces are closed off to them, a new report has found. Business in the Community's Race for Opportunity campaign conducted a survey of 1, More...15 June 2010 00:01
Northamptonshire County Council has apologised after it demanded a "female, white and non-Muslim" taxi driver in a contract.
A tender was issued by the council for private firms to bid for the contract, which involved transporting a vulnerable child More...11 June 2010 09:00
The Equality Act aims to let employers use positive action to boost workforce diversity. Daniel Thomas examines that and other provisions in the new legislation.
The coalition government placed equality at the heart of its employment policy pledg More...10 June 2010 10:46
HR news and analysis including:
Positive action in the light of the coalition government and the Equality Act
Reactions to the government’s drive for greater transparency around public sector pay
Presenter Tara Craig is joined by Dan Thom More...04 June 2010 14:44
Employers are running the risk of discrimination claims over their World Cup flexible working policies, employment lawyers have warned. The warning follows a survey of 352 business leaders and HR professionals by law firm DLA Piper which reveal More...01 June 2010 07:00
A teacher who used a school computer to post racist comments on an online forum risks being struck off the teaching register.
A General Teaching Council (GTC) disciplinary panel heard yesterday how Adam Walker, a prominent British National Pa More...25 May 2010 08:36
May & Baker Ltd (t/a Sanofi-Aventis Pharma) v Okerago Facts Ms Okerago was employed by May & Baker as a pharmacy inspector from 17 April 2001. She was dismissed on 28 March 2007, purportedly for a reason relating to her conduct. Ok More...17 May 2010 15:56
Employers have been advised to remind staff of their policies against race discrimination ahead of discussions about the football World Cup.
The warning follows an employment tribunal's decision that an employee suffered direct race discrimination f More...14 May 2010 15:40
The claimant, Ms Aziz, brought claims of race discrimination against the respondent (the FDA, her trade union) on the basis they had treated her unfavourably on racial grounds by way of their failure to assist with her legal proceedings and grievances a More...11 May 2010 14:55
A senior black Metropolitan Police officer has withdrawn race discrimination claims against the force after reaching an out-of-court settlement.
Superintendent Paul Wilson, 51, a former chairman of the Metropolitan Black Police Association, had all More...11 May 2010 09:55
The Met Police is being sued for race discrimination by a senior black officer who has alleged his career was held back because of the racist views of his colleagues.
Superintendent Paul Wilson claimed he was sidelined after he made a report into ra More...10 May 2010 08:43
The employment tribunal of the cousin of a convicted terrorist must hear secret evidence to ensure a fair case, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Kashif Tariq, the cousin of Tanvir Hussain, who was found guilty of plotting to blow up trans-Atlantic air More...05 May 2010 08:36
A single mother who is suing the Army after it offered little support with childcare is seeking £1.1m in damages, it has emerged.
Tilern DeBique, a former soldier, won a sexual and racial discrimination case after being told that the army was "uns More...15 April 2010 09:32
A former employee is suing Hotel Du Vin after the way it handled an attack on him by a customer.
Mieczyslaw Ratayczyk, 28, a former bistro manager at the Birmingham hotel, said he was hit across the face by an angry customer but claimed he More...15 April 2010 09:24
The two female City bankers who were suing Japanese investment bank Nomura for £3m after they claimed they were forced to resign by sexist bosses had their case dismissed yesterday. The Central London Employment Tribunal said claims by Anna Francis a More...14 April 2010 08:52
A British Airways manager who was demoted after allegedly calling a passenger a "piece of sh*t" has taken the airline to tribunal.
Millie Jhalli claims she was effectively dismissed when she was downgraded to customer services duty manager, a positi More...08 April 2010 10:01
A government review commissioned on the back of fears over the influence of British National Party (BNP) members working as teachers has concluded new laws should not be introduced to ban party members from holding teaching jobs. A list of BNP member More...29 March 2010 09:01