The Government has made a pledge to support thousands more disabled people into gaining mainstream employment.
The commitment came in its March response to the Sayce review , which was commissioned to look at how its £320 million protected budget f More...29 March 2012 10:23
Do women really need to get better at networking to further their careers? A recent Personnel Today article suggested so, but might the solution lie elsewhere? Maggie Berry, who runs the networking group Women in Technology, investigates. I read wit More...28 March 2012 09:51
Although there has been an increase in the number of women appointed to board-level positions in the past year, the rate of improvement is slower than that laid out by Lord Davies in his report on boardroom diversity 12 months ago. A year on from the More...13 March 2012 14:07
UK businesses will have to embrace the benefits of older workers in order to meet the "employment deficit" caused by a lack of young people coming into the labour market, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.
Accor More...12 March 2012 14:34
HSBC claims to be the first large corporate employer in the UK to guarantee part-time work when parents return after maternity or paternity leave. The bank has announced that it will offer a part-time role equivalent to 2.5 days per week so that st More...12 March 2012 11:04
A European consultation has begun that could result in the introduction of compulsory quotas for the numbers of women appointed to board-level positions.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding yesterday announced the launch of the three-month consul More...06 March 2012 14:00
Physiotherapists are getting increasingly worried about the safety implications of workers, particularly those in the NHS or other physically demanding jobs, being asked to work until they are 68 years old.
But physiotherapists meeting for the Char More...26 February 2012 12:00
One year on from the publication of Lord Davies' report on gender diversity in UK boardrooms, it is clear that while some progress has been made, a lot more can be achieved. But before resorting to compulsory quotas, what can HR do to improve More...23 February 2012 09:26
The Government has published an amendment to the provisions on compromise agreements in the Equality Act 2010, after employment lawyers said that the wording of the Act made the agreements made under it "unenforceable" More...17 February 2012 12:19
The Government has confirmed that it is to postpone the extension of the right to unpaid parental leave until 2013 due to the ongoing development of its Modern Workplaces policy.
Under the Parental Leave Directive, the parents of a child u More...20 January 2012 16:14
One of my senior planning department employees has recently got married. Her new husband works for our fiercest competitor and I am concerned that she may be tempted to disclose our confidential information to him. I have never had a problem with her be More...11 January 2012 08:54
A former NHS worker has been awarded £933,115 in compensation after an employment tribunal found that he had been subject to racial discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Elliot Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NH More...10 January 2012 14:36
Two cases decided in 2011 take a broad approach to the application of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997, says employment lawyer Gemma Hay.
Q What is the Protection from Harassment Act 1997?
The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 prohi More...03 January 2012 14:44
Employment lawyer Linda Stewart looks at possible measures to improve judicial diversity. While the percentage of women and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) judges within the judiciary has increased over the last decade, they remain noticeably More...19 December 2011 00:01
A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
Polish-born Dr Eva Michalak worked as a consultant at Mid Yorkshi More...16 December 2011 09:34
FTSE companies have today been praised for making some progress in putting women in board-level positions, but it was stressed that more work needs to be done if boardroom diversity is to be achieved at the rate proposed by the Government.
Speaking More...03 November 2011 16:46
One of my employees has recently raised a grievance, saying that her managers are bullying her on the ground of her pregnancy. She has admitted covertly taping many of her meetings with her managers "as evidence". The managers deny the bullying allegati More...02 November 2011 14:32
The Government has published a guide on the Equality Act 2010's specific public sector equality duties, in order to help public organisations in their compliance.
Specific equality duties are intended to aid public authorities in complying with the More...26 October 2011 10:00
Far from removing the right of older workers to retire with dignity, Dr Matt Flynn believes that the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) and the resultant focus on performance management will result in a more sympathetic workplace for the over More...20 October 2011 16:22
Leading UK employers have teamed up to tackle the barriers that often prevent disabled candidates from getting jobs. To date, 19 companies - including Reed, Remploy, Ernst & Young, Cisco, Pinsent Masons and Alexander Mann - have signed up More...20 October 2011 12:28