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Business travel: how to protect LGBTQ+ staff

With same-sex relationships considered a criminal offence in 70 countries, employers need to exercise their duty of care towards LGBTQ+ staff who travel abroad.

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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Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

13 Jun 2019

The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to...

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US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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Diversity on the wane among NHS leaders

7 Jun 2019

There are claims that the NHS is in reverse on inclusion after new figures show a marked decline in diversity among its leadership teams.

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Female academics ‘discriminated against’ by universities, research claims

6 Jun 2019

Female academics at top universities do not progress as quickly, or to the same levels, as men with the same...

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Judicial review begins into ‘unfair’ increase in state pension age

5 Jun 2019

A group of women will appear at the High Court today (5 June) for a judicial review.

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‘Gender-neutral’ ads to encourage female STEM apprentices

14 May 2019

The government is to consider using “gender-neutral language” in apprenticeship standards to ensure women are not deterred from training for...

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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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Women postgraduates earn less than men with first degrees

26 Apr 2019

Women with master’s degrees in England earn less than their male peers who only have bachelor’s degrees, according to the latest data on graduate earnings...

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‘Give women a fair chance to lead’ urge psychology experts

18 Apr 2019

The low number of women in senior positions in organisations could be down to a lack of understanding of leadership...

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Investor votes down appointments in firms that lack gender diversity

17 Apr 2019

One of the UK’s biggest investors voted against the re-election of more than 100 chairs last year because the organisations...

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

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City firm IMF settles sexual harassment case

15 Apr 2019

Nathalie Abildgaard who took on her former employer over sexual harassment has been paid £270,000 ($492,000) by the City firm, which opted to settle just prior to a further legal hearing.

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How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

15 Apr 2019

Many of the errors in employers’ gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills

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