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All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • Seven in 10 LGBT staff sexually harassed at work

    Date:
    17 May 2019

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff are facing "shockingly high" levels of sexual harassment and assault, but almost two-thirds do not tell their employer about it.

  • Four in 10 female lawyers experience sexual harassment

    Date:
    16 May 2019

    Nearly four in 10 (38%) female lawyers in the UK have been sexually harassed, a report has found, prompting a call for the legal profession to "make sure its own house is in order" before advocating for wider change.

  • 'Gender-neutral' ads to encourage female STEM apprentices

    Date:
    14 May 2019

    The government is to consider using "gender-neutral language" in apprenticeship standards to ensure women are not deterred from training for a career in traditionally male-dominated occupations.

  • Companies warned over discrimination against vegans

    Date:
    9 May 2019

    Employers need to work much harder to consider the needs of vegan employees and treat them with respect, or risk running into legal difficulties, an employment law firm has warned.

  • Employers should publish new mum retention rates, MPs urge

    Date:
    2 May 2019

    Large organisations should be forced to publish retention rates for new mothers returning to the workplace in order to tackle the "shocking" levels of discrimination they face, a group of MPs have urged.

  • Social inequality 'stagnant' and could get worse

    Date:
    1 May 2019

    Government departments should be "model employers" when it comes to promoting social mobility, according to a report from the Social Mobility Commission, which urges them to sign up to the voluntary Living Wage.

  • Three quarters of people want less physical contact at work

    Date:
    24 April 2019

    Three quarters of UK workers (76%) want the amount of physical contact they experience in the workplace reduced, while 42% would like an outright ban on some interactions.

  • Up to 15% of gender pay gap reports have errors

    Date:
    23 April 2019

    Up to 1,600 organisations may have made mistakes in their gender pay gap calculations, with many calculating the median or pay quartiles incorrectly.

  • Government hails increase in disabled people in work

    Date:
    16 April 2019

    There are 930,000 more disabled people in work today than in 2013, according to new Department for Work and Pensions figures, an increase of an average of 500 more people per day.

  • Ethnic minorities "trapped" in insecure or temporary jobs

    Date:
    15 April 2019

    Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are more likely to be "trapped" in temporary or insecure employment than their white colleagues, analysis has shown, prompting a call for employers to prioritise data collection ahead of any mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting.

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