The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Two-thirds of employers are unprepared for the introduction of the Equality Act with just weeks until it comes into force, the latest Personnel Today barometer has revealed. Of the 224 responses received so far, 66% admitted that their organisa More...16 September 2010 12:47
One of the most talked about changes to be introduced by the Equality Act 2010, which was not in the original draft, but was introduced following pressure during consultation, is the ban on the use of pre-employment health questionnaires exce More...15 September 2010 12:21
Alcoholics, smokers, voyeurs and exhibitionists will not be protected by disability provisions in the Equality Act, elements of which come into force on 1 October 2010.
The Government published the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010 & More...01 September 2010 11:53
A consultation on the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 has been launched by the Government Equalities Office.
The Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty document, launched by equalities minister Lynne Featherston More...25 August 2010 10:17
Forty-four outstanding UK organisations have been shortlisted across 9 categories in the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards .
The awards, organised by leading work-life balance charity Working Families are uniquely validated by ind More...20 August 2010 15:49
The timescale for the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) is rushed and will hamper business during the economic recovery, argues Abigail Morris, employment policy adviser at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
Next year is a crucial y More...19 August 2010 10:05
The abolition of the default retirement age will have a huge impact on how employers operate their businesses. Although the DRA won't be completely scrapped until 1 October 2011, transitional arrangements from 6 April 2011 mean that employers More...04 August 2010 10:07
Employers that want to enforce a default retirement age (DRA) can rely on objectives that are purely beneficial to their own business, rather than to "society at large", the Court of Appeal has ruled. It follows the landmark case of Leslie Seld More...28 July 2010 16:55
Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much more More...09 July 2010 10:52
Much of the media attention on the Equality Act 2010 has focused on controversial areas relating to socio-economic inequality, positive action and gender pay reporting. However, the Act's disability discrimination provisions are likely to have much mo More...09 July 2010 10:20
The coalition government has pledged to implement the Equality Act in October, but has refused to outline its intentions for gender pay gap reporting.
Home secretary Theresa May said the Equality Act, passed in April, will make it easier for firms More...05 July 2010 08:34
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
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
Company directors will have to be voted in annually by shareholders as part of an overhaul of the code of conduct for the UK's top employers.
Directors currently face re-election only every three years and the move, which is part of the Financial Re More...28 May 2010 08:45
Industry bodies and equality groups have given a lukewarm welcome to the coalition government's commitment to workplace equality in its policy agreement. The equality section of the document includes measures to promote equal pay, extend the right More...20 May 2010 15:41
Some of the most significant changes to the new Equality Act can be found in the provisions relating to disability. Daniel Thomas assesses what they mean for employers. For the first time, under the Equality Act coming into force in October 2010, More...19 May 2010 08:00
An equality group is outraged that the new coalition Cabinet looks set to contain just one woman.
Prime minister David Cameron is currently outlining 'who's who' in his new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. Key appointments inclu More...12 May 2010 13:54