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
we ask for your suggestions on who should make it onto the Personnel Today Power More...03 July 2009 17:30
Liz Castle and Vanessa Boon, founder of Energise , have teamed up to run a special development programme for women.
Boon explained, “the credit crunch has prompted many women to re-assess their careers and financial position. Daily reports of redun More...02 July 2009 09:25
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
According to talent management consultancy DDI there are seven most effective steps organisations can take to help end gender discrimination at work and keep women moving up the career leader.
The advice is released following the recent launch of More...19 June 2009 10:01
A straight teacher is claiming he suffered sexual discrimination after repeatedly being called gay and a "poof" by pupils.
James Campbell, 62, told a tribunal yesterday that pupils at Denny High School, Stirlingshire, Scotland, subjected him to crud More...17 June 2009 15:12
Employers are unfairly targeting pregnant women and new mothers for redundancy during the recession, a new campaign group has said.
The Alliance Against Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace has revealed a sharp increase in the number of women More...05 June 2009 17:14
The 'glass ceiling' has been smashed and women have "never had it so good" at work, according to the outgoing chairman of Marks and Spencer. Sir Stuart Rose, who is due to stand down as head of the retail chain in 2011, told the Observer that wo More...01 June 2009 08:45
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
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
A radical proposal to ban names from job applications to prevent discrimination – backed in principle by the CIPD – has been slammed by HR chiefs as "bureaucratic" and "unworkable". Lynne Featherstone , Liberal Democrat MP and party spokes More...15 May 2009 16:03
Job applications should be anonymous so employers don't "subliminally" discriminate based on gender, race or age, a Liberal Democrat MP said. Proposing an amendment to the Equality Bill in Parliament this week, Lynne Featherstone, the Lib Dem youth More...13 May 2009 15:36
Institutional sexism within the criminal justice system is preventing women from reaching the top legal and policing jobs, a women's campaign group has found.
The Fawcett Society's Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System revealed More...13 May 2009 10:58
Are some equalities more equal than others? Equality laws may have created a pecking order of competing equalities where clashes can occur More...05 May 2009 14:06
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46
More training is needed to help civil service HR functions end 'discriminatory' job advertising practices which are fuelling the gender pay gap, leading industry figures claim.
A recent report by campaigning charity Working Families revealed 71% of More...01 May 2009 11:56
Women face discrimination from the very start of their careers, preventing them from ever reaching a perceived glass ceiling, a leading employment consultancy has said. The news comes just days after the government published its long-awaited Equalit More...01 May 2009 09:44
A West Midlands Police chief superintendent took the Champion Award at the Opportunity Now Awards in London last night.
Phil Kay was credited for his work in eradicating a monoculture within his department at a glitzy London ceremony, which More...30 April 2009 11:22
Quotas for female and ethnic minority judges may be brought in to improve diversity across the judiciary, a government adviser has claimed. Baroness Julia Neuberger, a Liberal Democrat peer, has been appointed by the government to chair a panel of ad More...29 April 2009 11:43
A person of strong religious faith has asked me, the HR manager, if she can be moved from a workstation she shares with a gay man. That person openly discusses his lifestyle and relationship with another man, and the religious person says she finds such More...23 April 2009 16:40