Gender

Emma Watson launches sexual harassment helpline

Emma Watson says the scale of sexual harassment in the workplace may finally be understood as she launched a legal advice line to help women understand their rights.

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Asda equal pay case heads to the Supreme Court

1 Aug 2019

The Supreme Court will consider whether shop floor workers at Asda can be compared to workers in the distribution centre...

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Never mind the gender pay gap: here’s the gender pensions gap

26 Jul 2019

There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women’s pension wealth...

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Could your office temperature land you in legal hot water?

25 Jul 2019

With the heat set to rise into the high thirties this week, could there be legal issues as employers aim...

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Theresa May announces new Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI)

12 Jul 2019

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May has announced a new independent body responsible for challenging social injustices and creating a fairer...

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Consultation includes protections from third-party sexual harassment

11 Jul 2019

The government has published its consultation on plans to strengthen protections against sexual harassment at work, including harassment from third...

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Women’s World Cup: fans and players call for equal pay

8 Jul 2019

The crowd at this weekend’s Fifa Women’ World Cup final were heard to chant “equal pay” as the US team...

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How tackling hesitancy could solve the gender diversity challenge

4 Jul 2019

The launch of the government’s Gender Equality Roadmap this week re-emphasised the role employers have in in reducing the inequality...

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Roadmap encourages employers to tackle ‘lifetime’ gender inequality

3 Jul 2019

Action needs to be taken by individual organisations and at a sector-wide level to close the gender pay gap and...

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Menopause support will boost boardroom diversity

2 Jul 2019

The menopause is a long under-recognised factor why companies are losing experienced, talented women.

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Four FTSE 250 firms still have all-male boards

1 Jul 2019

The UK’s biggest companies are being urged to keep up the pace to meet the 33% target for women on...

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Business travel: how to protect LGBTQ+ staff

21 Jun 2019

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.

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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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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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