Equality & diversity

Political beliefs

20 Jan 2004

Q The Home Secretary has called for the police to automatically disqualify members of the British National Party from becoming...

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Legal Q&A: Sexual orientation

9 Dec 2003

By Michael Bradshaw, associate, employment and pensions
unit, Charles Russell
Q An employee has complained that he is being verbally...

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Legal reality of disfigurement discrmination

9 Dec 2003

Employers are being warned that discriminating against candidates with
facial disfigurements is as serious as ignoring disabled jobseekers.
A survey...

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Sexual orientation discrimination outlawed from today

1 Dec 2003

The Sexual Orientation (Amendment) Regulations 2003 come
into force today.
The regulations make it unlawful to discriminate on grounds
of...

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Why HR should wake up to the needs of transsexual employees

18 Nov 2003

Working to accommodate transsexual employees when they ‘transition’ from one sex to another is more than just ‘political correctness’ or...

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GMB agrees to £300,000 sexual harassment payout

27 Oct 2003

The
GMB union has agreed to pay £300,000 to the former secretary of the union’s
Scottish leader, after she accused...

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DTI urges leading firms to take positive action

14 Oct 2003

Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has written to 500 of the UK’s
top companies to urge them to benchmark...

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Unions challenge draft rules on orientation discrimination

1 Oct 2003

Unions claim Employment Equality Regulations fail to give protection for gay and lesbian workers; HSE presses employers to tighten up job-related road safety before December

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Ban on councils’ homosexual promotion is repealed

19 Sep 2003

The
law that prohibits councils from ‘promoting’ homosexuality has been repealed.
A
successful case has never been brought under Section...

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Royal strikes sexual harassment deal with EOC

7 Aug 2003

The
Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has suspended its investigation into
alleged widespread sexual harassment at the Royal Mail after the...

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Working together in close partnership

1 Aug 2003

Three
occupational health professionals, working in vastly different settings,
discuss the pros and cons of working within a multidisciplinary team,...

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Research: Workforce Diversity and Equality

17 Jun 2003

The Personnel Today Workforce Diversity and Equality survey, produced in association with DLA, polled 1,300 HR professionals in both the...

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Employers failing to address menopause in the workplace

1 May 2003

Women report criticism, ridicule and harassment by their managers

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Royal Mail pledges to stamp out sexual harassment cases

4 Feb 2003

The Royal Mail’s new director of diversity has pledged to change the
company’s work culture after the Equal Opportunities Commission...

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Derbyshire Police in the dock over high-level discrimination

1 Sep 2002

A ruling against Derbyshire Police has clarified the rules on marriage discrimination and highlights the ways employers can fall foul of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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