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BBC and gender pay: Why getting it right is not always simple

The BBC could face spending millions of pounds to boost female broadcasters’ salaries after stars threatened action over a gender...

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Google employees plan class action lawsuit over gender pay

9 Aug 2017

A group of more than 60 female Google employees are considering bringing a class action lawsuit against the company for...

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Percentage of women on executive committees stagnates

10 Jul 2017

Companies with more women in senior roles have higher profit margins, an analysis of the FTSE 350 has found.
The...

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Department for Education is first government department to publish gender pay gap

28 Jun 2017

The Department for Education (DfE) has published its gender pay gap figures, becoming the first government department to do so....

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Are fathers’ rights at work working?

1 Jun 2017

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave, employers have been slow to enhance fathers’ rights at work. John Smith, a...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Male managers command less authority in “female” jobs

16 May 2017

Customers afford less authority to male managers in jobs more typically associated with women, but the same cannot be said...

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How can the engineering sector find its Hidden Figures?

11 May 2017

The engineering sector, as with much of the STEM sector, suffers from a woeful lack of female talent. The Institution ...

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Sexism among local councillors at “1970s” levels

26 Apr 2017

Female councillors face a culture of sexism “which would not be out of place in the 1970s”, according to Dame...

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Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

21 Apr 2017

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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Gender pay gaps and the Met Police chief’s decision to take a “pay cut”

12 Apr 2017

New Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has opted to take a lower salary than that of her predecessor Sir Bernard...

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Gender pay gap reporting: five questions from HR

5 Apr 2017

Do gender pay gap reporting obligations apply to my organisation? What employees do we include in the calculations? What counts...

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Writing a gender pay gap report: a guide for employers

5 Apr 2017

The first “snapshot date” for gender pay gap reporting is 5 April 2017, with larger employers having to publish their...

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