Equality & diversity

Whistleblower allegedly tied to a chair after speaking out

A whistleblower who complained of a misogynistic and racist culture at a Scottish government department has claimed that she was...

How should employers respond if the EHRC threatens a gender pay investigation?

24 May 2018

Annelise Tracy Phillips, senior associate at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the problems enforcing the gender pay gap regulations,...

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Employers’ long-hours culture risks losing talent, says charity

23 May 2018

Pressure from managers to work beyond contracted hours and unrealistic workloads are causing resentment among parents trying to combine work...

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Flexible working

Report pinpoints how to accelerate flexible working and gender diversity

22 May 2018

A report published today sets out to “speed up culture change” acting as a blueprint for change and ensuring that...

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Government dress code guidance dismissed as ‘Janet and John’

18 May 2018

The Government today issued guidance for employers on how they can ensure dress codes are not discriminatory. They do not...

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Legal & General launches fund to boost gender diversity

18 May 2018

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has set up a fund to benefit organisations with higher levels of gender diversity,...

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Five lessons employers can learn from Eurovision

17 May 2018

After the pomp and glitter of last weekend’s Eurovision, there is much to learn from this celebration of diversity, argues...

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Court of Appeal: Dismissal for behaviour related to disability was discrimination

16 May 2018

Employers could be liable for disability discrimination if they dismiss employees for behaviour that is related to their disability, the...

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World Cup 2018: Six goals for employers

16 May 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia sees 32 nations taking part in 63 matches from Thursday 14 June until Sunday...

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Retaining older employees’ knowledge enhances competitive edge

3 May 2018

Retaining knowledge when key workers retire could provide the competitive advantage employers need as they struggle to attract and retain...

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Sexual harassment: Remember that men can be victims too

3 May 2018

Given the recent coverage of the #metoo campaign it’s easy to assume that the perpetrators of sexual harassment are always...

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Male employee on shared parental pay not directly discriminated against, rules EAT

1 May 2018

It is not direct sex discrimination to offer men on shared parental leave statutory pay while at the same time...

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Working mothers increase by almost 50% over 40 years

30 Apr 2018

The proportion of working-age mothers in paid work increased by almost 50% over four decades, according to the Institute of...

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Third of LGBT employees hide their sexual orientation at work

30 Apr 2018

Gay, bisexual and trans campaign group Stonewall last week called on employers to develop zero-tolerance policies on discrimination against employees...

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Saudi Arabia oil giant appoints female board member

30 Apr 2018

For the first time Saudi Aramco, the world’s most profitable company according to Bloomberg, has appointed a woman to its...

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