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
The option to take additional paternity leave has not been taken up by as many fathers as was hoped, but few employers make this option affordable for male staff. How can organisations get ahead on this and stand out as an employer of choice? Mo More...19 September 2012 08:31
Female representation on the boards of Europe's largest companies has doubled during the past eight years, with 16% of these posts now held by women, up from 8% in 2004.
Executive recruitment firm Egon Zehnder International, which carried out the re More...06 September 2012 11:01
Four religious discrimination cases that have been taken to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) could have wide-ranging implications for employers if they are successful, an employment lawyer has claimed. The ECHR has begun hearing the cases of More...04 September 2012 11:38
Many employers continue to be incredibly nervous when navigating the myriad of potential legal issues surrounding maternity and the existence of various employment law myths simply add to the confusion. Examine each of the below statements and More...24 August 2012 07:31
A tribunal has struck out a claim of belief discrimination from a violinist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) who was disciplined after publically protesting against the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) performing at the 2011 Proms.
Sara More...20 August 2012 09:00
Charles Hipps, CEO at e-recruitment specialist WCN , examines why, despite the obvious benefits of a diverse workforce, so many employers still recruit more of the same people, and how employers can remedy the situation.
Why is diversity impor More...16 August 2012 12:33
A London-based retailer forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to work, because it wanted to retain its "trendy" image, an employment tribunal has ruled. Ms Farrah brought a claim for unfair dismissal and direct religious discr More...07 August 2012 10:24