A major test of the UK's religious discrimination laws next week could see a record compensation payout, according to reports.
A pair of Muslim twins are taking City firm Tradition Securities and Futures to an employment tribunal on a series of all More...30 October 2008 10:45
A devout Christian who was put on unpaid leave in October 2006 when she refused to hide or remove a crucifix while working at Heathrow Airport has appealed against an employment tribunal ruling that found British Airways not guilty of religious discrimi More...15 October 2008 08:01
The Prison Service needs to "urgently" improve how staff deal with Muslim inmates, the chief inspector of prisons has warned.
After a visit to high security HMP Whitemoor in April, chief inspector Anne Owers said staff at the jail appeared to have More...10 October 2008 12:43
Muslim fork truck driver Mohammed Ahmed is suing Tesco for religious discrimination because he had to handle alcoholic drinks as part of his job at the company's Lichfield goods depot .
Ahmed, who was raised in Saudi Arabia, told a Birmingham emp More...29 September 2008 15:20
Kaushar Tai would have us believe that organisations have a legislative and moral duty to learn about Shariah law ('A matter of belief', Personnel Today , 23 September).
But then, he would say that, wouldn't he? He is, after all, a diversity consu More...26 September 2008 18:04
Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes: A survey of 5,000 HR professional shows men earn 20% more than their female colleagues We look at what the European Court of Justice advocate general's decision means fo More...26 September 2008 15:16
Employers have been urged to warn staff about sending inappropriate cards to colleagues after a Muslim computer worker who received a 40th birthday card saying 'too old to be a terrorist' won thousands of pounds in compensation.
Omar Fikri agreed to More...19 September 2008 08:00
Duncan Bain of Morgan Cole Solicitors, explains what needs to go in the dress code policy. More...02 September 2008 12:56
HR news and analysis including:
why some employers are disillusioned by the latest duties imposed on them when bidding for government contracts, including that they must publish diversity stats and enable staff the right to training
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HR news and analysis including: the Christian registrar who has won her employment tribunal against Islington council after she refused to officiate over same-sex civil partnership ceremonies how the current economic gloom is affecting human resour More...11 July 2008 14:29
In a win for religious freedom, a Christian registrar who refused to conduct gay weddings has won a landmark discrimination case. Compensation for Lillian Ladele will be decided in September after Islington Council was found guilty of bullying and th More...11 July 2008 12:04
I read with some interest Tony Pettengell's article on the Equality Bill ('Wrong about rights', Off Message, Personnel Today , 8 July).
I share his concern for equality at all levels of our society and would want to see men and women treated More...10 July 2008 13:24
The Equality Bill is a good start but it cannot ensure equality for women without tackling the underlying cause of discrimination.
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The new Equality Bill will create a step change in opportunities in modern Britain. Ensuring diversity – both by protecting vulnerable groups where necessary and by building their capacity in the workplace – is essential if we are to cre More...03 July 2008 17:02
The government White Paper on the Equality Bill was published on 26 June 2008. And although it doesn't go as far as some employers had originally feared, the clear message is that the government is committed to working to achieve equality in the workpla More...02 July 2008 16:07
The Equality Bill promises the biggest shake up in discrimination law since the 1970s. Its provisions will have serious repercussions for employers, especially with regard to positive discrimination, openness on pay and the extension of age discrimi More...02 July 2008 15:59
Will the Equality Bill allow employers to effectively tackle the inequalities that still persist in many British workplaces? No. Let's be honest - positive action is discrimination. Whether it is justifiable or, indeed, necessary is a totally More...02 July 2008 15:55
Private firms received a let-off when the Equality Bill was laid before Parliament - as stringent transparency measures for employee reporting passed them by. Only public sector employers and those firms seeking government contracts - less than More...30 June 2008 00:02
Harriet Harman will unveil the first draft of the Equality Bill before Parliament today - potentially paving the way for positive discrimination in the workplace. Several reports claim the equalities minister's White Paper will force companies More...26 June 2008 11:21
Using minority workers as role models for other staff can lead to "exploitation", experts have warned. 'Talent not Tokenism', a joint report by the CBI and the TUC, last week found that employers with diverse workplaces had higher morale and product More...09 June 2008 00:00