Equality & diversity

North East ‘most pessimistic’ about future prospects

People in the North East of England are the most pessimistic about their futures, with less a third of people...

Managers sweep harassment under the carpet, says CIPD report

21 Jan 2020

Almost a quarter of employees believe that – despite the rise of movements such as #MeToo – bullying and harassment...

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Workers speaking up over sexual misconduct at law firms

20 Jan 2020

Sexual misconduct complaints and cases rise sharply as #MeToo wields influence.

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Migrants face less discrimination than their adult children

20 Jan 2020

The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.

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BBC presenter Sarah Montague wins £400k equal pay settlement

20 Jan 2020

Radio presenter Sarah Montague has won a £400,000 equal pay settlement after the BBC admitted it had underpaid her for...

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Sexual harassment victims urged to help shape policy

17 Jan 2020

Minister for women Victoria Atkins (pictured) launches bid to gauge scale and nature of workplace sexual harassment.

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Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

17 Jan 2020

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

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Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

17 Jan 2020

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

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Transgender woman rejected for Debenhams job receives £9k settlement

16 Jan 2020

Ava Moore alleged she was turned down because of her gender identity.

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Banker was dismissed because of age, tribunal hears

16 Jan 2020

A 55-year-old Citigroup banker who was told “you are old and set in your ways” won his case at employment tribunal earlier this month, pending appeal.

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‘Toxic, bullying culture’ and lack of diversity in fire services

16 Jan 2020

Some of England’s fire and rescue services have a 'toxic, bullying culture' and a lack of diversity, inspectors have found.

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Has the ethical veganism ruling broken new ground?

16 Jan 2020

What does the “ethical veganism as a philosophical belief” ruling really mean and does it mark a change in law?...

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BBC unveils plans to relocate jobs from London

15 Jan 2020

The BBC has revealed more details about plans that will see at least two-thirds of its employees based outside of...

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EHRC issues new guidance on dealing with sexual harassment

15 Jan 2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued new guidance on dealing with sexual harassment at work.
In a letter...

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Highways England driver harassed before job began wins £74k

14 Jan 2020

An ex-Highways England driver has been awarded almost £74,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal after she was harassed by...

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