Equality & diversity

New laws on misuse of NDAs in the workplace

The government has announced legislation to address the misuse of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace – including clauses designed...

Disability benefit extended after Supreme Court ruling on mental health

22 Jul 2019

A landmark Supreme Court judgment could mean that people who find social situations debilitating will now be eligible to claim...

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More women miss out on paid leave than men

22 Jul 2019

One in 14 UK workers are not receiving their legal holiday entitlement, with more than one million people not getting any paid leave at all 

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Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

18 Jul 2019

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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flexible working bill

Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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delay retirement

Half of workers want to delay retirement, but don’t think about long-term health

17 Jul 2019

Half (48%) of UK workers want to delay retirement beyond the age of 65, but many do not think about...

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armed forces harassment

MoD vows to tackle harassment and bullying in the armed forces

16 Jul 2019

New measures to stamp out the discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment in some areas of the armed forces have been...

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How employees are using social activism to make their voices heard

16 Jul 2019

With traditional union membership in decline, employees are finding new ways to voice their opposition to corporate decisions, as shown...

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Cleaner in office

Automation could widen gender pay gap

16 Jul 2019

There is a risk that automation in the workplace will widen the gender pay gap and increase inequality, an in-depth study has found.

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Theresa May announces new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI)

12 Jul 2019

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...

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Christian doctor ‘chose’ to leave his job over trans pronoun row

12 Jul 2019

Dr David Mackereth, the Christian doctor who claims he was dismissed for refusing to use transgender pronouns, chose to leave...

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bullying in parliament

‘HR department’ needed to tackle bullying in Parliament

12 Jul 2019

The House of Commons is in need of an HR department to help stamp out the bullying and harassment that many MPs’ staff experience.

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Social attitudes: One in three say parental leave should be shared

11 Jul 2019

A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...

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Consultation includes protections from third-party sexual harassment

11 Jul 2019

The government has published its consultation on plans to strengthen protections against sexual harassment at work, including harassment from third...

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Christian doctor sacked for not using preferred pronouns

10 Jul 2019

A doctor has claimed he was dismissed because his Christian beliefs prohibited him from addressing transgender benefit claimants by their...

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