Summary Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to more detailed guidance below. Recognise that there is a statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 for employers to safeguard against discrimination on grounds of disability, and that this applies More...10 May 2013 13:11
Research published today has shown that while the proportion of female directors in FTSE companies has continued to increase in the past year, the rate of increase has slowed over the past six months.
The findings were published in the latest survey More...10 April 2013 16:04
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on managing religion and belief in the workplace , in the light of the recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in the case of Nadia Eweida.
The ECHR foun More...15 February 2013 15:14
Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found.
Th More...26 November 2012 15:38
The European Commission (EC) has approved a proposal for there to be a 40% objective for female non-executive directors on the boards of listed companies by 2020. Justice commissioner Viviane Reding announced the news on Twitter this morning and a More...14 November 2012 16:05
The House of Lords will recommend that the Government should oppose European Union proposals to introduce quotas for women on company boards. In its Women on Boards report released today, the Lords EU Committee concludes that quotas would risk setting b More...09 November 2012 06:00
In the wake of data published today about the gender pay gap, a survey has been published by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity, the gender and race campaigns run by Business in the Community, which highlights the best performing organi More...07 November 2012 15:06
Britain's largest companies will be required to make public the number of women in senior positions under plans set out by the Government.
From October 2013, firms listed on the stock exchange will have to include the figures in annual reports, alon More...19 October 2012 10:56
Women from the voluntary sector are being overlooked for corporate board roles, despite having relevant skills and experience.
This is according to the initial findings of a study by Cass Business School, which found that women are being held b More...15 October 2012 15:37
Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.
This is according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commis More...28 May 2012 10:34
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
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
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
Ethnic minority workers feel that they face barriers in their career development, and some feel forced to leave their jobs in order to progress, according to a survey released today.
The report, Race to progress: breaking down barriers , was carrie More...14 June 2011 10:16
Employers should make sure that they are well placed to deal with discrimination in the workplace. Employment law solicitor Victoria Othen examines the key factors to take into consideration. You do not need to be employed to bring a discrimination cas More...07 April 2011 15:11
I have just received a discrimination questionnaire from one of my female employees, who has previously complained about not getting a promotion ahead of a male colleague. How do I deal with it properly? A person who believes that he or she has been More...08 March 2011 10:56
Listed companies should be required to report diversity progress on a "comply or explain basis" to boost the numbers of women in boardrooms, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). In a submission to the Davies review (subscr More...15 December 2010 09:39
Organisations are being urged to take action now to adapt to changes in the UK population over the next 15 years, with a new report warning that the challenge of ensuring equal opportunities for ethnic minorities is going to get harder. More...30 September 2010 09:37
Dr Mark Simpson summarises the main areas that employers must consider to understand the implications of the Equality Act. The Equality Act comes into force on 1 October 2010. It is designed to help simplify previous legislation and to deliver a more More...29 September 2010 15:19
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19