Age

89-year-old wins £200,000 in compensation for age discrimination

An 89-year-old former medical secretary who was unfairly dismissed from her post at Royal Berkshire Hospital has won £200,000 in...

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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How can HR re-energise the diversity agenda?

22 Oct 2019

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is recognised as good for business, but why are many organisations barely going beyond compliance with equality legislation?

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Acas menopause guide encourages inclusive policies

18 Oct 2019

Acas has published new guidance to help employers support the estimated two million women who have difficulties at work due...

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What will it take for diversity and inclusion to be taken seriously by boards?

27 Aug 2019

Senior executives make grand promises about improving diversity, and legislation such as gender pay gap reporting is pushing that agenda...

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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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Rail union highlights ‘glaring gap’ in driver diversity

17 Jun 2019

Rail union Aslef has published a report underlining the lack of female, BAME and younger train drivers in Britain.

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Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

23 May 2019

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

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What is it like to work in diversity and inclusion?

26 Apr 2019

Have you got what it takes to spearhead diversity and inclusion initiatives? Stephanie Sparrow finds out why diversity and inclusion...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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Lifelong learning provision is inadequate, claims Lords committee

25 Apr 2019

The government must rethink its approach to lifelong learning and ensure that it educates younger people for longer working lives,...

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Three in five suffer at work due to menopause

27 Mar 2019

Three out of five working women between the ages of 45 and 55 believe their menopause symptoms are having a...

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Carers should receive ‘paid leave and a right to return to work’

15 Mar 2019

Nearly three in five carers in England and Wales are aged 50 years and over, and one in five people aged 50 to 69 years are informal carers.

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Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

5 Mar 2019

Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government’s target of getting one million more disabled people in work...

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Thirtysomething workers’ pay most affected by financial crisis

4 Feb 2019

Workers in their 30s are still feeling the effect of the financial crisis on their pay packets, with typical pay...

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