Equality & diversity

Post Office: Counter productive

1 Oct 2004

Many Post Office counter staff resisted promoting products to customers. But attitudes soon changed when a new training and coaching programme was launched last year

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News from Personnel Today

1 Oct 2004

Immediate help; Stress to heart attack; Bullying at airports; How to cope; Drink problems

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Aon accused of sexist behaviour

1 Oct 2004

Sharon Horan, one of the country’s leading occupational health professionals, is suing private health care provider Aon Health Services for constructive dismissal, sex discrimination and equal pay

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Females sold short as male peers earn 23 per cent more

1 Oct 2004

Female occupational health practitioners earn on average 23 per cent less than their male counterparts, according to a survey by LexisNexis IRS for the journal Occupational Health Review

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Me, the bully and HR

28 Sep 2004

Having suffered three months of bullying, a journalist, who wishes to remain anonymous, describes his experiences, and talks to an expert in the field about why HR is so
ill-equipped to deal with the problem

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‘When every step is agony, being able to take 20 less is remarkably close to heaven’

28 Sep 2004

Having survived a near-fatal accident, HR director at B&Q, Mike Cutt, explains how it feels to be on long-term sickness leave and on the receiving end of his company's HR policies

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Sexual harassment of men doubles in decade

28 Sep 2004

Sexual harassment claims filed by men with the US Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made up 15 per cent of...

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Union boss calls for paid time off for carers

16 Sep 2004

The
right to take parental leave and time-off to care for dependants is
"meaningless" for many low-paid workers, because they...

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What will a single equality commission mean in practice?

14 Sep 2004

The Department of Trade and Industry spells out what the proposed single equalities body, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) will mean for employers

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Police race schemes not meeting legal standards

7 Sep 2004

Nine in 10 police forces’ race equality schemes fail to meet the minimum legal standards, according to the interim findings...

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Bosses ignorant on pregnancy

2 Sep 2004

Overwhelming ignorance of legal obligations surrounding pregnancy-related issues is overshadowing employers’ generally positive attitude toward pregnant women, new research has...

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Formula One fan club worker wins £26,000 in sexual harassment case

1 Sep 2004

A
tribunal has awarded a woman almost £26,000 after her boss threatened to spank
her, and approached her with a...

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HR guide to harassment

24 Aug 2004

Few could have missed the spate of high-profile cases involving sex discrimination, bullying and harassment brought against UK and US...

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Facing NHS problems head-on

10 Aug 2004

Andrew Foster, HR director at the NHS, talks to Mike Berry about managing vast numbers in the world's third largest workforce

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Dispensing with the disposable

10 Aug 2004

Long-term relationships at work are back in vogue as employers tire of the disposable workforce. Or so the facts suggest

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