High-ranking black or minority ethnic (BME) government officials should be brought in to help the Met Police recruit minority candidates into senior policing roles, the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) has urged. Speaking at the Metropoli More...18 February 2009 15:43
A parliamentary Speaker's Conference is currently in progress – to 'consider, and make recommendations for rectifying, the disparity between the representation of women, ethnic minorities and disabled people in the House of Commons and their More...18 February 2009 11:53
Government has promised to clamp down on unfair pay and discrimination against women working in the finance sector.
Men are paid on average 40% more per hour than women in the financial services industry, despite women making up nearly half of the More...10 February 2009 12:25
Employers bidding for public sector contracts will have to consider using British workers in the future in a bid to prevent any repeat of the foreign worker wildcat strikes.
Protestors at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in Lincolnshire have returned to wo More...05 February 2009 10:13
Manchester law firm turner parkinson is warning that female redundancies are unlikely to decline as the economic downturn continues to claim ailing businesses in the retail and hospitality sectors.
A recent survey by the Trades Union Congress More...02 February 2009 12:12
The EAT has provided guidance on when an employee may take time off to care for a dependant under section 57A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA). Using the relevant legal language from the ERA in speech marks, this case focused on a situation where More...01 February 2009 00:00
A council suing its former managing director for £1m for allegedly lying on her job application is at risk of being accused of disability discrimination, an expert has warned. Cheltenham Borough Council has taken Christine Laird, 52, to court More...29 January 2009 12:19
Employers must strive to create opportunities for women despite the credit crunch, a leading HR director has warned. Earlier this week equality minister Harriet Harman warned firms not to use the economic crisis as an excuse to lay off disproportiona More...27 January 2009 12:08
A crusade to stop employers laying off more women than men during the recession has begun to prevent those facing redundancy becoming victims of discrimination.
Equality minister Harriet Harman has warned organisations not to use the credit crunc More...26 January 2009 10:03
Dragon's Den star James Caan has been appointed as the new co-chair of the Department for Business's Ethnic Minority Taskforce. The appointment was made by business secretary Lord Mandelson following the sixth meeting of the taskforce yeste More...16 January 2009 08:09
The group chief executive of Lloyds TSB has paid tribute to the bank's sexual orientation strategy after it was named the most gay-friendly employer in the UK. Lloyds TSB came out top of the Top 100 Employers 2009 , published by campaign group Sto More...12 January 2009 08:00
The government may be struggling with the worst economic crisis in 60 years, but don't expect any let up in its members' obsession with rights and equalities.
Government whip Sadiq Khan doesn't think the proposed Single Equality Act goes far enough More...11 January 2009 00:00
The employment prospects of some of the UK's ethnic minorities have failed to improve and may well have declined markedly since the 1970s, according to research. A study by research professors at both Manchester and Oxford universities found tha More...19 December 2008 14:57
The organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games have pledged to give job interviews to all disabled applicants who meet the criteria for a vacancy. The promise is part of a recruitment drive by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic G More...08 December 2008 10:37
Measures to increase workplace equality, extend flexible working rights, reform the welfare-to-work process and boost skills featured in the Queen's Speech this morning. The Queen outlined the government's legislative plans for 2009 in a short More...03 December 2008 12:44
Controversial plans to allow employers to discriminate in favour of hiring ethnic minority job candidates have been branded unrealistic by senior employment figures. The long-awaited Equality Bill, expected to come into force in 2010, will allo More...01 December 2008 00:00
The government's flagship Equality Bill, set to be formally laid before Parliament in next week's Queen's Speech, has provoked a great deal of controversy since it was first unveiled in June.
The Equality Bill will allow employers to positivel More...21 November 2008 16:35
Female employees are more stressed at work than their male counterparts because of pressure caused by the credit crunch.
Research by Bupa UK Health Insurance indicates that six out of 10 women fear for their finances compared to less than half of me More...18 November 2008 12:01
The government has set some very ambitious targets for recruiting more disabled people in the workplace over the next two years, but what are employers actually doing about it?
It could be argued that the UK's approach to disabled workers revolves a More...14 November 2008 16:36
Microsoft's new HR chief has vowed to get more women into IT jobs at the software giant as one of her first priorities.
Sarah Fisher, who replaced Dave Gartenberg as HR director five weeks ago, told Personnel Today she was "personally committed" More...14 November 2008 07:56