Equality & diversity

Priti Patel settles civil servant bullying case with £340,000 payout

Civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam has settled his unfair dismissal case for £340,000 plus legal costs, as the home secretary avoids a tribunal hearing.

Couriers allege facial ID software used by Uber is ‘indirectly racist’

4 Mar 2021

Uber’s facial identification software is not consistently capable of recognising the faces of darker skinned workers, drivers claim.

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Buckingham Palace HR probes Duchess of Sussex bullying claims

4 Mar 2021

An article in the Times claimed that Meghan Markle had driven out two personal assistants during her time as a working royal.

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How can we ensure post lockdown recruitment is inclusive?

3 Mar 2021

As hiring confidence builds, how can employers ensure that any reasonable adjustments they make for candidates will match the working...

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Female directors in finance earning 66% less than men

1 Mar 2021

Average pay for female directors at FTSE 350 financial services firms is two-thirds lower than male director pay, analysis has found.

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LGBT inclusivity: Post-pandemic steps for HR

25 Feb 2021

Amazon's Gareth Johnson outlines some next steps on LGBT inclusivity as employers consider a return to the office.

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Hampton-Alexander review: Final report shows female directors up by 50%

24 Feb 2021

The number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years, according to the Hampton-Alexander review.

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Gender pay gap enforcement delayed for another six months

23 Feb 2021

Enforcement of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations will not resume until October, the government’s equality watchdog has said.

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Nurse who blew whistle on race-based shift allocation wins £26k compensation

23 Feb 2021

A paediatric nurse who alleged racial discrimination and was banned from booking shifts as a result has been awarded £26,000 in compensation.

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Senior roles being advertised with ‘masculine’ language

22 Feb 2021

Research finds senior executive positions are being advertised using less inclusive language than junior roles, which could deter women from applying.

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Most US firms ‘just going through the motions’ on inclusion

22 Feb 2021

Diversity and inclusion policies must be part of business strategy and deeply embedded if they are to be effective, finds Josh Bersin study.

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All-male boards disappear from FTSE 350

19 Feb 2021

There are now no all-male boards in FTSE 350 companies, according to campaign group the 30% Club.

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Christian actress loses legal case after anti-LGBT comments

17 Feb 2021

An actress who was stripped of a role following the discovery of anti-gay comments on Facebook has lost a tribunal...

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Social mobility: Why the data shows it works

17 Feb 2021

Many organisations still recruit based on educational background based on assumptions around prestige and performance. But the data suggests a different story.

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Diversity, the final frontier: space agency seeks disabled astronaut

16 Feb 2021

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts for the first time in a decade and D&I is among its major goals.

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