Commentary and insights

All items: Diversity and inclusion

  • HR talking point: Developing case law on expressing gender-critical beliefs at work

    10 August 2022

    Two recent high-profile rulings have something important to say about direct religion or belief discrimination. However, both deal with a controversial topic - how an employer should deal with an employee who does not accept its approach to trans rights - so it is easy to miss that lying behind the controversy an important legal principle is being fought over, says consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • Supporting Muslims during Eid: Five employer questions

    7 July 2022

    With the Islamic festival of Eid Al-Adha expected to fall this weekend (9-10 July), many Muslim employees will be preparing for the celebrations. Sabah Ahmedi, one of the UK's youngest Muslim faith leaders, answers some key questions about supporting employees.

  • Why hiring Ukrainian refugees sets a precedent for a fairer future

    21 June 2022

    UK employers have rushed to source Ukrainian talent displaced by war, keen to help them rebuild their lives, as well as access their skills in a tight labour market. Could this usher in a fairer future for all refugees, writes Mursal Hedayat?

  • Hybrid working: Six examples of reasonable adjustments for disabled workers

    6 May 2022

    Employers that are operating under a hybrid working model must ensure that their working arrangements are inclusive, including making reasonable adjustments to the model for disabled workers. We set out six examples of potential reasonable adjustments for hybrid workers.

  • Brain fog: The menopause symptom impacting women at work

    4 May 2022

    A recent TV special highlighting the challenges of menopause showed the difficulties faced by many women around "brain fog" at work. Kathy Abernethy looks at how employers can support female employees to thrive through education and awareness.

  • Ramadan in the workplace: Top tips for employers

    1 April 2022

    The beginning of Ramadan is an ideal time to remind employers of the importance of supporting Muslim staff who are observing the Islamic holy month. We round up five points for employers to remember during Ramadan.

  • How can HR use "microlearning" to maximise the impact of D&I training?

    21 March 2022

    For many people, properly understanding diversity and inclusion (D&I), and learning to navigate D&I issues in a business context, can be overwhelming. Stuart Affleck, Director at D&I consultants Brook Graham from Pinsent Masons Vario, looks at how "microlearning" can help staff retain their D&I training.

  • Don't forget workers with disabilities in your D&I efforts

    3 February 2022

    Most organisations would consider themselves open to increasing inclusion and belonging for all employees. However, too often diversity initiatives fail to focus on workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities, explains Agata Nowakowska.

  • Ethnicity pay gap: Lords debate mandatory reporting

    28 October 2021

    A House of Lords debate on the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay reporting outlined why this issue needs a business case, not just a moral imperative. Ranjit Dhindsa, head of employment, pensions, immigration and compliance at Fieldfisher, examines the issues.

  • Unconscious bias training: Make your strategy and workshops a success

    27 July 2021

    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.

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