This Personnel Today news roundup includes: Ethnic minority police officers still face discrimination at work GPs demand extra cash to administer flu vaccinations Protesters at turbine factory 'being starved out' Teachers in England are the More...22 July 2009 09:26
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Conservative MPs have backed the new dual discrimination clause in the Equality Bill despite having supported an earlier motion to reject the whole Bill at its second reading. Last week the government tabled an amendment to the Bill enabling employe More...13 July 2009 08:52
I own a small business, employing eight people. One of my employees, a Hindu, is refusing to work with her new line manager because she is a Dalit or, as she says, a 'lower caste'. Our business is small so there is no scope to relocate or separate them. More...10 July 2009 00:42
HR news and analysis including:
the Equality Bill amendment to allow dual discrimination cases;
how regulating no-win no-fee lawyers would impact on HR; and
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Lynne Featherstone will fight for her nameless CV proposal to return now that it has been withdrawn from the Equality Bill.
The Liberal Democrat equality spokeswoman told Personnel Today she will put forward her case for making job application More...02 July 2009 16:57
The government has proposed a new law to protect people who experience discrimination because of a combination of two characteristics, such as black women. The new 'dual discrimination' clause, which the government wants to insert into the Equality More...01 July 2009 17:21
Thousands of bogus job applications have been sent out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to test whether employers are discriminating against applicants with foreign-sounding names.
Some 3,000 such applications were sent out between More...01 July 2009 09:43
The BNP faces legal action over its membership policy which only allows white people to join the party, it emerged yesterday.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the far-right British National Party (BNP) over possible br More...24 June 2009 10:48
Binna Kandola tells Rob Moss that everyone is inherently biased and explains how this is hampering diversity in the workplace. More...22 June 2009 15:55
Managers at the Financial Services Authority (FSA) preside over a culture of racism, a whistle-blower has revealed. A leaked internal report, compiled in September 2008 following a staff diversity survey and focus groups, found racism at the City wat More...22 June 2009 08:51
BT is the most race-friendly organisation to work for, according to an equality campaigner. Race for Opportunity's annual equality index found the communications giant showed the best practice when it came to race diversity in the workplace, swiftl More...18 June 2009 09:46
Two McDonald's employees who claimed they were forbidden from speaking Polish at work have lost their claim for racial discrimination.
Renata Szewczyk and Maria Cisowska alleged at a tribunal in Exeter yesterday that their assistant manager, More...09 June 2009 13:42
A black immigration worker who was made redundant by a refugee charity has been awarded more than £65,000 at an employment tribunal.
The tribunal ruled that Emmanuel Obikwu, 45, was unfairly singled out by the British Refugee Council whe More...04 June 2009 09:48
The MP who suggested names should be banned from job applications to prevent discrimination has stood by her proposal despite it attracting fierce criticism from the HR profession. Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP and party spokeswoman for equ More...26 May 2009 11:27
Network Rail's HR director has come under renewed pressure to resign over allegations that he repeatedly discriminated against female colleagues. The Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) has repeated its call for Peter Bennett's suspens More...26 May 2009 10:08
British National Party (BNP) members in the Civil Service should be fired, union officials have said. At the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) annual conference in Brighton, delegates applauded the demand by Mark Serwotka, PCS general secret More...20 May 2009 15:00
A senior Lloyds banker is seeking £70,000 in compensation, claiming that her female boss discriminated against her because she was a single mother. Alison Weekes, 39, has alleged that her boss at Lloyds TSB told her she was not "truly committed" to More...18 May 2009 14:28
Postal workers have refused to deliver election leaflets from the British National Party (BNP) as they are afraid they could cause offence to local residents.
About 100 workers in the West Country will not carry the leaflets because they bear an ant More...15 May 2009 17:28
HR news and analysis including:
Police HR face a backlash from front-line officers for attempting to modernise the workforce;
HR directors slam a potential clause in the Equality Bill to force job applications to be nameless to avoid di More...15 May 2009 16:36