Gender

TalkTalk faces equal pay claim from former manager

A former manager at TalkTalk has brought a tribunal claim against the telecoms company, claiming she was paid 40% less...

2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

12 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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Academics from ethnic minorities experience 26% pay gap

7 Dec 2018

Russell Group universities pay academics from ethnic minorities significantly less than white colleagues

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Dress codes: Must women always wear a bra at work?

28 Nov 2018

A recent post on a parenting forum asked whether it would be illegal for an employee to go bra-less at...

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The Virgin Money team receives its Diversity and Inclusion (Private Sector) Award at the 2018 Personnel Today Awards ceremony

Virgin Money strikes right balance for Diversity & Inclusion (Private Sector) Award win

21 Nov 2018

With its sixth Personnel Today Awards win in seven years, Virgin Money again wowed the judges; this time with its...

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Government reveals fund to help vulnerable women return to work

21 Nov 2018

The Government Equalities Office is to shift its focus to helping women who are economically inactive or are in low-paid...

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Building the business case for returnships

21 Nov 2018

Returnships are high on the corporate agenda as employers seek experienced talent and boost diversity. Emma Page looks at the...

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Tech firms lag behind FTSE 100 on executive diversity

16 Nov 2018

The UK’s technology sector is far behind the FTSE 100 when it comes to diversity among board members a new...

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Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets

13 Nov 2018

A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according...

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Stop asking candidates to disclose salary, say employers

12 Nov 2018

Three-quarters of hiring managers think the gender pay gap could be reduced if interviewees were not asked to disclose their...

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Google responds to walkout by ending ‘forced arbitration’

9 Nov 2018

Google has announced it is to end its controversial “forced arbitration” policy under which employees in the US must agree...

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Women’s state pension age rises to 65

6 Nov 2018

Women qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65 – from today. The pension...

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Google workers stage global walkout

1 Nov 2018

Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant’s treatment of...

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All military roles now open to women

26 Oct 2018

Women will be able to apply for any role in the military, including the SAS, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson...

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Proposed requirement to publish family-friendly policies: implications for employers

22 Oct 2018

The government is exploring the possibility of a new law requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish details...

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