Equality, diversity and human rights
While not formally recognised as a disability, the effect long COVID may have on a person's ability to work may mean it should be considered as such. Hollie Ryan, senior associate at Stevens & Bolton LLP, looks at the support employers may need to offer staff with persistent symptoms to avoid legal claims.
In his second article on unconscious bias training, Gareth Buchanan sets out the practical steps that you can take to make your unconscious bias training a success and to maximise the impact it has on your organisation's diversity and inclusion strategy.
Having a diverse and inclusive workplace is important not only ethically but also for improving employee morale, boosting innovation and enhancing business success. We set out six practical steps that employers can take to embed diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
We set out some possible scenarios that HR professionals may face in relation to long COVID, and explain how they could tackle them.
Unconscious bias training has been part of the diversity and inclusion practitioners' toolkit for a number of years, but criticism from both sides of the political spectrum has many questioning its impact on our rights, workplaces and communities. In the first of two articles, Gareth Buchanan shares his views on why unconscious bias training has been making headlines of its own.
What do we really understand about diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)? Interest in DEI has boomed in recent years - both in the wider political spheres of the Western world and in a more focused way in the workplace. Georgie Williams explores five common misconceptions we hold, and mistakes we make, around DEI, and explains how to implement effective change.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the belief that "biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity" is a protected philosophical belief. Consultant editor Darren Newman explores the implications of the EAT's decision.
Organisations need to devote more thought to neurodiversity - a less visible and obvious form of diversity - and appreciate that intelligence comes in many forms. They can start by improving their recruitment processes and making themselves more accessible, argues Dr Louise Karwowski.
With Pride Month in full swing, Lynne Hardman shares three ways organisations can ensure support for the LGBTQ+ community all year round.
A four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals.
Commentary and analysis: HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality, diversity and human rights.
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