It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found.
Th More...26 November 2012 15:38
The recent case of Redfearn v The United Kingdom , which has in some places been abbreviated as the case of the "BNP bus driver" has raised the question: Does dismissal on political grounds constitute discrimination on grounds of belief, contrary More...26 November 2012 14:57
In the recent case of Redfearn v the United Kingdom , the European Court of Human Rights held that the UK had violated art.11 of the European Convention on Human Rights - the right to freedom of assembly and association - by not making available to an More...26 November 2012 10:06
The European Commission (EC) has approved a proposal for there to be a 40% objective for female non-executive directors on the boards of listed companies by 2020. Justice commissioner Viviane Reding announced the news on Twitter this morning and a More...14 November 2012 16:05
It has been long accepted that the courts and the employment tribunals have concurrent jurisdiction to hear claims for breach of the statutory equality clause in a contract of employment (equal pay claims). Vanessa Hogan of Hogan Lovells considers the i More...13 November 2012 09:08
The House of Lords will recommend that the Government should oppose European Union proposals to introduce quotas for women on company boards. In its Women on Boards report released today, the Lords EU Committee concludes that quotas would risk setting b More...09 November 2012 06:00
In the wake of data published today about the gender pay gap, a survey has been published by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity, the gender and race campaigns run by Business in the Community, which highlights the best performing organi More...07 November 2012 15:06
The average female executive will earn £400,000 less than her male counterparts over her career lifetime, according to the Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) annual gender salary survey, based on data from XpertHR . The repo More...07 November 2012 06:00
Hewage v Grampian Health Board
Mrs Hewage is of Sri Lankan origin. She was employed by the Grampian Health Board as head of service for the orthodontics department. She resigned from that post in 2003 and subsequently resigned from employ More...31 October 2012 15:55
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
The Supreme Court has ruled that 170 women who used to work at Birmingham City Council can proceed with equal pay claims against their former employer in the High Court.
Each of the women, along with four men, allege that the council failed to More...24 October 2012 14:17
Proposed quotas aimed at increasing the numbers of women on boards across Europe have received a setback after the European Commission postponed discussions on the matter until November. European Union (EU) commissioner Viviane Reding had pushed for More...24 October 2012 10:06
Britain's largest companies will be required to make public the number of women in senior positions under plans set out by the Government.
From October 2013, firms listed on the stock exchange will have to include the figures in annual reports, alon More...19 October 2012 10:56
Lawyers have criticised the Government's intention to "water down" discrimination law by removing legislation on third-party harassment, claiming the move is neither wanted nor needed by businesses.
Last week, the Government confirmed that it would More...18 October 2012 11:18
Women from the voluntary sector are being overlooked for corporate board roles, despite having relevant skills and experience.
This is according to the initial findings of a study by Cass Business School, which found that women are being held b More...15 October 2012 15:37
The Government will repeal provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that make employers liable for the harassment of their staff by third parties, it has confirmed.
Currently, employers are required to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment of their More...10 October 2012 17:07
With the UK population becoming increasingly diverse, attention has intensified on how to reflect this in the make-up of the corporate workforce. Leigh Lafever-Ayer, HR director for UK & Ireland at Enterprise Rent-A-Car , says that progres More...02 October 2012 16:48
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
This week is national work-life week, aimed at encouraging employers and employees to give some thought as to how they might better balance the demands of the workplace and the home. Laura Czapiewski, product manager for childcare vouchers at More...25 September 2012 11:52