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Black managers sue McDonald’s over racial discrimination in US

McDonald's is facing a lawsuit in the US accusing it of discriminating against African-American customers and staff. 

UK slips down global gender equality rankings

17 Dec 2019

The UK is falling behind in a global index of gender equality according to the World Economic Forum. In 2019 the UK ranked 21st in the WEF global index...

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Real pay growth in Europe lagging far behind Asia

11 Nov 2019

Real salary growth across Europe is expected to slow in 2020, with wage increases lagging far behind pay awards seen...

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McDonald’s CEO leaves firm after workplace romance

4 Nov 2019

Steve Easterbrook contravened company values with consensual romantic relationship with colleague.

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BBC staff demand answers over Naga Munchetty treatment

4 Oct 2019

Some BBC staff have called on management to formally apologise to presenter Naga Munchetty.

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BBC boss reverses decision against Naga Munchetty

1 Oct 2019

Lord Hall, director general of the BBC, has reversed the decision made by the broadcaster’s executive complaints unit to partially...

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MyPayrollHR boss charged with $70m bank fraud

26 Sep 2019

Michael Mann, chief executive of MyPayrollHR, has been arrested and charged with fraud. Three weeks ago, the New York payroll provider ceased trading...

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Is this the strangest way to make people redundant?

20 Sep 2019

A collective redundancy announcement is perhaps one of the hardest parts of an HR professional’s job. No one wants to have to tell people they’re losing their role through no fault of their own...

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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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JPMorgan Chase settles US paternity leave case for $5m

31 May 2019

JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US

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Delta Airlines under fire over anti-union poster

10 May 2019

American airline Delta, which operates 13 daily flights from the UK, has been heavily criticised in the US over posters encouraging workers not to spend money on union membership.

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Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

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Men’s parental leave is key to women’s progression

8 Mar 2019

On International Women’s Day, Lauren Touré looks at how encouraging men to share parental responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression.

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Walmart staff file gender discrimination case

18 Feb 2019

Almost 100 women in the US have filed a gender discrimination claim against retail giant Walmart, alleging they have been...

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Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

21 Feb 2018

Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times....

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