Equality & diversity

Senior solicitor groped his secretary and told racist jokes

A solicitor who ran through the offices of his employer with a pretend Ku Klux Klan hood has been found guilty of sexual harassment and racist behaviour.

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Want to help working mothers? Focus on paternity

21 Oct 2020

What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?

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How can we reinvigorate employee networks?

21 Oct 2020

Managed well, an employee network can bring a raft of benefits to its members and the organisation in which it...

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Quarter of employers do nothing to improve top-level diversity

20 Oct 2020

A quarter of employers (24%) make no effort to attract and recruit more diverse candidates for top-level jobs.
That is...

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Covid-19: One in five parents treated unfairly at work

16 Oct 2020

Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...

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Tesco report was not a valid job evaluation study, tribunal finds

15 Oct 2020

The campaign to gain equal pay for up to half a million supermarket workers received a setback yesterday at an employment tribunal.

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Hospitality and tourism must challenge ‘patriarchal’ culture

14 Oct 2020

The hospitality and tourism sectors need to challenge their ‘patriarchal’ culture and foster open discussion on gender-related issues if they...

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Ousted Oxford professor reinstated and awarded £30k

13 Oct 2020

An Oxford University professor who was forced to leave his job under a retirement age policy is to have his...

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Complaints ‘not taken seriously’ under Commons grievance scheme

13 Oct 2020

Parliamentary staff are being discouraged from pursuing complaints and have been given incorrect advice by the grievance system introduced to...

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London ethnicity pay gap at almost a quarter

13 Oct 2020

White British employees in London are paid almost a quarter more than their BAME colleagues, new data has revealed.
Although...

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Compulsory retirement of partners in the Covid era

13 Oct 2020

Compulsory retirement may be on the agenda as Covid exposes weaknesses in the boardroom. Ivor Adair looks at the risks for firms with a partnership structure.

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What does the Jaguar Land Rover judgment mean for employers?

13 Oct 2020

A recent tribunal judgment found that non-binary individuals can fall under the protected characteristic of gender reassignment. Employers should review...

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‘White privilege’: using HR’s influence to tackle racism and bias

12 Oct 2020

For white HR professionals to become true anti-racist allies, they need to get better at sitting with discomfort when examining...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Diversity & Inclusion Award shortlist

12 Oct 2020

The shortlist for this award is about demonstrating the value and benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

9 Oct 2020

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

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