Employers should assess their approach to diversity and ensure that it is understood and accepted by employees in light of a case involving six white police officers suing the Metropolitan Police on grounds of racial discrimination, an employment More...19 October 2011 11:54
Prime Minister David Cameron today welcomed the progress made in increasing the number of women in senior positions in UK business, but stressed that there is "still a long way to go" if true board-level diversity is to be achieved.
Cameron was spea More...12 October 2011 16:40
OraRuth Rother, co-founder of HireMatch.me, discusses how businesses can use pioneering recruitment techniques to boost recovery, broaden their talent pool and pre-empt the threat of new legislation. The continuing refusal of Britain's blue-chip busi More...12 October 2011 00:01
With the Equality Act 2010 celebrating its first birthday this October, one employer has made it into the headlines by implementing a "speak English only" policy during work hours. The reported policy, affecting 120 warehouse staff based at a d More...10 October 2011 10:37
The BBC has been making the news as well as breaking it this week, announcing that it will slash 2,000 jobs by 2017 as part of an effort to cut 20% from its budget. But, while the organisation sets out plans to make these savings, it has also been under More...07 October 2011 14:55
Making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees presents affected employers with something of a dilemma in deciding what, legally, can be considered reasonable. John Charlton reports on recent defining cases and takes counsel from legal experts on More...06 October 2011 10:14
The Equality Act was introduced to provide clarity on the rights of individuals to ensure equal opportunities. However, there are still areas that remain uncertain and, therefore, still open to interpretation, according to employment law specialist Anne More...01 October 2011 11:48
1 October 2011 sees the introduction of some key changes to employment law that organisations of all sizes need to be aware of. Read our guide to the changes and explore further information to help ensure that you are fully up to spe More...30 September 2011 12:32
A landmark employment tribunal case, and now a recommendation from the United Nations, is increasing pressure on the Government to make "casteism" a form of race discrimination in the UK. Beth Holmes reports.
There are few more sensitive empl More...27 September 2011 10:30
Unions are ramping up efforts to recruit minority workers, according to the TUC Equality Audit published this week. The audit, conducted every two years, looks at trade unions' internal activities and how they are building equali More...13 September 2011 15:28
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
Does protection from caste discrimination exist under the Equality Act 2010? A recent claim has shed an interesting light on how discrimination is interpreted under the existing law.
The claim, brought by Mr and Mrs Begraj against the law fi More...12 September 2011 00:01
Two recent cases have thrown up some interesting issues in relation to sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, including whether or not an employee's own conduct can be taken into consideration when deciding if harassment has taken plac More...02 September 2011 14:12
The average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000 since last year, bringing the average to nearly three times that in 2009/10, according to Tribunal Service statistics.
Successful age discrimination cases resulted in an ave More...01 September 2011 16:19
South Tyneside Council v Ward FACTS Mrs Ward had worked for the employer since 1987. In 2003, Mrs Ward's team moved offices and both her line manager and department manager changed. Mrs Ward alleged that, following these changes, her job con More...29 August 2011 00:01
An employment tribunal has ruled that using the name "Borat" to refer to someone from Eastern Europe amounted to direct race discrimination. In July 2007, Mr Ruda, who is Polish, began work as a quality assurance engineer for Tei, an engineering comp More...24 August 2011 12:18
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched a public consultation on the interpretation of human rights laws in religion or belief cases, after it was granted permission to intervene in four cases.
The consultation will help to form More...16 August 2011 16:37
Public sector employers are probably aware of the public sector equality duty. But you're not alone if you are unsure of the precise obligations or of what has or has not yet come into effect. The way in which the equality duty is being implemented by t More...16 August 2011 16:37
One of our senior members of staff is on maternity leave and due to return to work in six weeks. However, by accident, we have discovered that she is applying for other jobs. We desperately need someone in her role. Can we fire her or, at least, st More...11 August 2011 11:51
More than three-quarters (78%) of HR directors believe that men do not have an advantage over women in the workplace. This is according to a survey of 180 HR directors carried out by recruitment consultancy Robert Half, which also found that half of More...04 August 2011 10:33