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Articles on these pages relate to the inclusion of people with a visible difference in the workplace. The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for people with “severe disfigurements” but this topic covers all types of visible difference, whether its a mark, scar or condition on their face or body – anything that makes them look different.
12 Feb 2020
Personnel Today is launching a new email newsletter for 2020, focusing on all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
4 Nov 2019
The size of the disability pay gap means the average disabled employee effectively works for free for the last two...
23 Sep 2019
Changing Faces has launched a guide to help employers provide a positive recruitment process for people with a visible difference such as a mark or scar.
23 May 2019
A significant culture shift, driven by leadership teams, is needed to tackle...
6 Mar 2014
One of the first things that HR professionals, line managers and occupational health specialists should learn about disability discrimination is...
11 Feb 2010
A controversial job ad for “cool and good-looking” staff at a major high-street retailer leaves the company wide open to...
8 Feb 2010
A disfigurement resulting from trauma, burns or surgery, may require support from occupational health (OH). With one in 111 people...
17 Nov 2008
Last month the national press picked up on the case of Edward Johnson, who believed that he was being discriminated...
22 Oct 2008
An unemployed man with a facial disfigurement claims he is being discriminated against by employers for being “too ugly”.Edward Johnson,...
18 Jul 2008
Barclays is the first company to sign up to a new campaign that aims to raise awareness of ‘facial discrimination’.Despite...
6 May 2008
An overwhelming majority of people prejudice those with facial disfigurements, a survey has revealed.Research by the charity Changing Faces has...
29 Apr 2008
A recent Glasgow employment tribunal ruled that baldness was not a disability. James Campbell, a 61-year-old retired teacher, argued that...
1 Nov 2007
A major survey on the experiences people in the workplace with facial disfigurements has been launched by Changing Faces, a...
13 Jun 2007
Teasing people about their appearance is rife in workplaces in the UK.