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Law firm tops LGBT-inclusive employer rankings

International legal giant Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall...

Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

18 Jan 2019

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...

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Glasgow City Council workers secure £500m equal pay deal

18 Jan 2019

Thousands of female council workers in Glasgow could receive payouts reaching more than £500m after their union representatives agreed a...

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Oxfam’s ‘toxic work environment’ allowed sexual misconduct allegations to go unchecked

17 Jan 2019

The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.

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Gender pay gap reporting 2019: Only half of employers are improving

16 Jan 2019

With less than three months left for large employers to publish their second tranche of gender pay gap data, Jo...

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Employee ‘class actions’ on the rise: what does this mean for employers?

16 Jan 2019

The courts have seen a significant rise in the number of employment claims brought by large groups of individuals. The...

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Disability ‘woefully absent’ from leadership agendas

15 Jan 2019

While leadership teams increasingly embrace the challenges of gender and ethnic diversity, research has shown that disability is absent from...

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MPs want tougher reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay

14 Jan 2019

More than two-thirds of MPs believe that reporting requirements on gender, ethnicity and executive pay are a “good start”, but...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Women face discrimination in surgeons’ ‘old boys club’, research finds

8 Jan 2019

Six out of 10 female surgeons have experienced discrimination at work, with many feeling the profession does not support childcare...

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Alex Salmond sexual harassment investigation ruled unlawful

8 Jan 2019

Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has won his legal challenge against the way the Scottish government handled an investigation...

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Nine New Year’s resolutions for HR

8 Jan 2019

You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...

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Discrimination arising from disability: questions remain about “unfavourable treatment”

8 Jan 2019

XpertHR consultant editor Darren Newman suggests that a recent Supreme Court decision raises more questions than it answers about the...

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Appeal tribunal rules in favour of hotel waiters over employment rights

4 Jan 2019

Three hotel staff who were dismissed shortly after their contracts of employment began have successfully argued that they should have...

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Gender pay gap reporting: How to get it right for 2019

2 Jan 2019

The first round of gender pay gap reporting was big news in 2018, but how will employers adjust their approach...

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