Equality & diversity

Former Mulberry employee loses belief discrimination case

A former Mulberry employee who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she held a “philosophical belief” that she should...

Gender diversity in FTSE 350 boardrooms is stalling

18 Jul 2018

The number of women in executive positions at FTSE 350 companies has flatlined, suggesting that organisations face a significant challenge...

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Age discrimination still rife as businesses fail to plan for ageing workforce

17 Jul 2018

Organisations in the UK are ignoring issues caused by the growing...

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Corporate governance code encourages board-level diversity and transparency

16 Jul 2018

A new corporate governance code, which aims to improve public trust in business, has urged employers to establish a culture...

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Tesco staff file 1,000 equal pay claims

13 Jul 2018

One thousand former and current Tesco employees have lodged claims for equal pay, according to the law firm handling the...

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How does gender pay gap reporting affect transgender employees?

13 Jul 2018

The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees – employers can only...

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Trump cap firing puts workplace policies in the spotlight

12 Jul 2018

As protests greet Donald Trump’s arrival in the UK, Michael Hibbs looks at the recent news from Canada, where a...

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Uber’s head of HR Liane Hornsey resigns after discrimination probe

11 Jul 2018

Uber’s chief people officer has resigned following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the firm....

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UK employers outshine global competitors in gender pay equality

11 Jul 2018

Almost six in 10 UK employers are taking action to address their gender pay gap in response to the new...

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Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

11 Jul 2018

Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social...

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Equality and inclusion winners celebrate at the enei 2018 Awards

10 Jul 2018

Croydon Council and ISS UK and Ireland received the overall winner prizes for their inclusion policies at this evening’s 2018...

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BBC settles equal pay dispute with Carrie Gracie

29 Jun 2018

Carrie Gracie, the BBC’s former China editor, has received a payout from the broadcaster after it emerged she had been...

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Hampton-Alexander: Boards need to speed up to meet gender target

27 Jun 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, according to the latest figures compiled as part...

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Sexual harassment: How HR can help develop a culture of respect

26 Jun 2018

Sexual harassment has been brought to the forefront of employers’ attention in recent months, following the rise of the #MeToo...

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BBC to boost diversity by ending shortlists with no black candidates

22 Jun 2018

The BBC plans to increase the proportion of black and ethnic minority staff with its announcement that all shortlists for...

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