A gulf has emerged between the political parties on the issue of women’s equality, a new poll shows. Equality campaign group The Fawcett Society asked approximately 400 parliamentary candidates whether they would support action on women’s inequality More...04 May 2010 12:16
City executive Jordan Wimmer has lost her £4m sexual discrimination case , after a tribunal ruled she was not a 'persuasive' witness .
A central London tribunal dismissed Wimmer's claims for sex discrimination, unfair constructive dismissal, di More...04 May 2010 08:13
DLA Piper has been cleared of sexual discrimination against a partner.
An employment tribunal dismissed all the allegations by Sarah Sweeney, former real estate partner at the law firm, who was made redundant from her £100,000-a-year post when she w More...30 April 2010 09:51
Imperial Tobacco's new female chief has hit out at positive discrimination proposals to get more women into the boardroom. Alison Cooper, who will take over as chief executive of the firm next month and become only the second British woman appointed More...28 April 2010 08:58
A woman fire-fighter has won an out-of-court settlement in a sex discrimination case , claiming that she suffered years of abuse.
Kate Ellis, who was the only female crew member at Kingsclere Fire Station in Hampshire, claimed she was 'singled More...27 April 2010 08:17
Network Rail has denied deliberately blocking an investigation into the firm's controversial HR chief Peter Bennett.
The TSSA rail union claimed that the investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) - launched in October 2009 - h More...22 April 2010 14:23
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
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 tribunal is considering how much compensation the Ministry of Defence (MoD) should pay a female soldier.
Tilern DeBique won a sexual and racial discrimination case after being told that the army was "unsuitable for a single mother who couldn't sor More...13 April 2010 08:10
The editor of the BBC's Today programme has been forced to defend himself against allegations of sexism, following comments about female presenters.
Last week, when asked by the BBC why more women than men worked on BBC television news than More...06 April 2010 09:03
Men and women have markedly different views on how far UK employers have progressed on gender equality, research has revealed.
The survey of nearly 2,000 UK workers by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), shows that 44% of men be More...08 March 2010 17:12
The government is to announce proposals today to force companies to make public what they are doing to increase the number of women in senior roles. Ministers have asked the Financial Reporting Council to consider adding a clause to the UK corporate More...08 March 2010 09:32
Women are still failing to break into senior management or gain places on the board, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report.
In the 20 countries covered by the Corporate Gender Gap Report , an average of less than 5% of companies ha More...08 March 2010 09:21
Sahota v Home Office and Pipkin More...17 February 2010 00:56
The government's equality watchdog has faced 15 employment tribunals for sexism, racism and discriminating against pregnant women, according to the latest figures.
The two-year-old Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has faced legal challeng More...12 February 2010 09:35
Employees who have suffered discrimination are entitled to receive 'stigma damages' because they will undoubtedly struggle to find new work, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
In the case of Chagger v Abbey National (2009), the court held that new emp More...08 February 2010 10:17
The Liberal Democrat transport spokesman has waded into the campaign against the alleged discriminatory behaviour of Network Rail's HR director, Personnel Today has learned.
Norman Baker told the magazine he was in "correspondence" with Network Ra More...05 February 2010 15:16
HR news and analysis including: The latest developments in the case of Network Rail HR director Peter Bennett, who is facing accusations of discrimination The new fit-note strategy and whether the HR community expects it to work The threat More...05 February 2010 14:43
A former Countryfile presenter is alleging sex and age discrimination against the BBC after being dropped from the rural affairs programme. Miriam O'Reilly, 52, was one of four women in their 40s and 50s told in November 2008 they were being axed f More...04 February 2010 08:43
A female sailor could be in line for a six-figure payout after winning her case of sex discrimination against the Royal Navy, her solicitor said yesterday. Chief petty officer Jacqueline Cartner was discriminated against by her employer when she was More...04 February 2010 08:35