Equality & diversity

Minouche Shafik

Women demand new Equal Pay Act to enforce transparency

Equal pay campaign to demand new legislation, backed by leading women from all sectors, kicks off this Thursday.

Labour promises 12 months of maternity pay

8 Nov 2019

The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...

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Boots to face equal pay legal challenge

7 Nov 2019

Thousands of Boots in-store employees in England, Scotland and Wales could be eligible to join an equal pay claim against the high street giant.

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Shorter City trading day would ‘boost diversity and work-life balance’

7 Nov 2019

Equity market opening hours should be shortened by 90 minutes to allow the trading sector to attract and retain a...

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Can employers insist on their staff wearing or not wearing a poppy in the workplace?

Wearing a poppy in the workplace: myth or reality?

6 Nov 2019

Employers sometimes make the headlines over their policy on staff wearing a poppy in the workplace. We set out the...

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Boots failed to provide equipment for employee with hearing impairment

6 Nov 2019

An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...

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Honesty is the best policy – lies and inferences in discrimination claims

5 Nov 2019

Where lies the burden of proof in discrimination claims in a case where...

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Disabled staff work the ‘next two months for free’

4 Nov 2019

The size of the disability pay gap means the average disabled employee effectively works for free for the last two...

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Gender identity: How to be more inclusive when using pronouns

31 Oct 2019

Awareness of gender identity and expression has grown in recent years and its important for employers to understand how trans,...

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Standard Life Aberdeen offers nine months’ fully paid leave for all new parents

30 Oct 2019

Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.

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HR horrors: How to avoid a Halloween nightmare

30 Oct 2019

As Halloween approaches, it’s time for HR professionals to reflect on the often nightmarish legal situations they face. Clare Gilroy-Scott,...

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Full-time gender pay gap widens to 8.9%

29 Oct 2019

There has been a marginal increase in the gender pay gap for full-time employees over the past year, but it...

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Government considering making employee references mandatory

29 Oct 2019

The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...

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BBC presenter Samira Ahmed takes equal pay case to tribunal

28 Oct 2019

BBC journalist Samira Ahmed is taking an equal pay case against the broadcaster to an employment tribunal, claiming she was...

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Youngest and oldest regions of UK revealed in new research

28 Oct 2019

A new analysis takes a regional view of age and could well inform companies' recruitment and location decisions in years to come.

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