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
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has scooped a top accolade for the work it has done to encourage girls to consider a career in engineering.
The military service received 'The Santander Award: Inspiring the Workforce of the Future' at the Opportunity Now More...29 April 2010 11:48
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 Equality Bill has passed the final stage in Parliament and will now become law. Last night, MPs approved the new equality legislation and all its amendments without a vote . There were fears that MPs could be forced to throw out amendments ma More...07 April 2010 09:39
MPs could be forced to throw out most Lords amendments to the Equality Bill today in a bid to rush through the legislation before parliament is dissolved ahead of the general election.
As prime minister Gordon Brown announced the general election w More...06 April 2010 12:42
Workers will be forced to remove their wedding rings while at work after a shock amendment to the Equality Bill late last night warned employees going through a divorce would feel discriminated against. PLEASE NOTE: This article was published More...01 April 2010 00:01
The Equality Bill has completed a third reading in the House of Lords and will now be passed back to the House of Commons for MPs to consider amendments.
Among the proposed amendments to the Bill – which sets out new regulations that could force em More...24 March 2010 15:07
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
Talk to any major employers and they will all claim to take race diversity seriously. And most do; the talk is not just talk, but is backed up by real and meaningful programmes. But ask how many of their senior management - not just those who sit on the More...16 February 2010 14:29
Minister for women and equality Harriet Harman has backed down over employment equality for churches. Harman has, according to the Times , been involved in a long-running dispute with religious organisations over their exemption from anti-dis More...03 February 2010 08:59
Ethnic minorities are less likely to be in paid work than white British men and women, a government-commissioned report has found.
The study by the National Equality Panel – set up by the government in 2008 – also revealed men were still p More...27 January 2010 09:35
The government has been defeated for the third time over provisions in the Equality Bill , which the churches claim would restrict their ability to deny jobs to gay people and transsexuals. The law currently allows religious organisations to ru More...26 January 2010 11:26
The French parliament is considering a law to force big companies to appoint women to 40% of their boardroom seats.
MPs for president Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) tabled the Bill, which gives companies six years to comply, but it is More...21 January 2010 09:29
Pre-employment health questionnaires will become illegal under new proposals outlined in the Equality Bill. Last night the House of Lords introduced a ground-breaking clause into the Bill that for the first time will see the prohibition of heal More...20 January 2010 15:12
Almost half of young black people are jobless, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The analysis found that 48% of black people aged between 16 and 24 are now unemployed, a 13% increase since the recession began More...20 January 2010 09:31
The decision by the House of Lords to reject an Equality Bill amendment aimed at clarifying the law on discrimination by association could cause increased tribunal claims and employer confusion. The Lords threw out the amendment last week aft More...18 January 2010 16:37
Pressure is mounting on the government to use the Equality Bill to ditch the default retirement age (DRA). Personnel Today has learned that an amendment to the Equality Bill has been tabled in the House of Lords by Anthony Lester, which see More...15 January 2010 16:48
Political parties could be forced to set quotas on the number of women and ethnic minority people they employ, under new proposals to be unveiled today.
A cross-party review by the Speaker's Conference has concluded that mandatory legal quotas shoul More...11 January 2010 08:40