Equality & diversity

Racism in the workplace: new survey shows only slow progress

18 Jun 2020

Black workers reveal experiences of racism in careers while an in-depth study of census figures underlines how ethnic inequalities persist.

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Lloyd’s of London and Greene King sorry for historical slavery links

18 Jun 2020

Two major employers have apologised for their historical links to the slave trade and promised to donate to charities representing...

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Black trainee vicar rejected after being told parish is ‘monochrome white’

17 Jun 2020

A black trainee vicar has been rejected for a job after church bosses said he “might feel uncomfortable” in a...

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Senior lawyer fined for kissing junior colleague

16 Jun 2020

A top lawyer has been ordered to pay almost £100,000 for professional misconduct after he kissed a junior solicitor in...

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US Supreme Court hands down landmark ruling for LGBT workers’ rights

16 Jun 2020

The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is unlawful for employers to dismiss workers because of their sexual orientation...

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Leaders must avoid cliches if black careers matter

16 Jun 2020

UK business leaders need to focus on action not messages if they truly want to effect change and improve fairness for black employees, warns Professor Binna Kandola.

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‘Ethnicity pay gap reporting will help achieve equality’

15 Jun 2020

With calls for ethnicity pay gap reporting to be made mandatory, employers are being encouraged to begin collecting the data they need now.

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Worker awarded compensation after missed antenatal check-up

15 Jun 2020

IT finance analyst is awarded £4,000 in a case involving attitudes to sickness, workloads, mental health and pregnancy.

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Boris Johnson promises commission on race inequality

15 Jun 2020

The prime minister's promise of a commission ignores measures awaiting to be implemented, says Labour, such as those in the McGregor workplace inequality report.

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‘Introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting now’, government urged

12 Jun 2020

A petition urging the government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting has gained the support of responsible business network...

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Why diversity and inclusion is critical to business recovery

11 Jun 2020

Diversity and inclusion could form a cornerstone of businesses' recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, the CIPD's Festival of Work heard.

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Time for action on ethnic diversity in the workplace

11 Jun 2020

Given recent world events there's never been a better time for companies to make a commitment to eradicating bias, inequality and discrimination, argue Bina Patel and Ozlem Mehmet.

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Defence chief demands action to counter armed forces racism

11 Jun 2020

All military personnel should see the potential in every recruit and help end intolerance, said the UK's most senior officer today.

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Uber drivers in court over ministers’ failure to help gig workers

11 Jun 2020

The High Court today hears a case brought by drivers and the IWGB over Treasury's failure to protect precarious workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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