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  • Stop asking candidates to disclose salary, say employers

    Date:
    12 November 2018

    Three-quarters of hiring managers think the gender pay gap could be reduced if interviewees were not asked to disclose their salary, according to research from recruitment company Major Players.

  • One third don't know unequal pay is illegal

    Date:
    9 November 2018

    One third of employees do not know it is illegal to pay men and women differently for equal work, the Fawcett Society has found.

  • Woman who was spied on by employer wins race discrimination case

    Date:
    6 November 2018

    A woman who was spied on by her employer and denied the opportunity to progress in her career because she is black has won her claim of race discrimination, victimisation and harassment against Richemont (UK), which owns luxury brands including Cartier and Montblanc.

  • Google workers stage global walkout

    Date:
    1 November 2018

    Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant's treatment of women. The walkouts are taking place at 11:10am local time, with the first one in Tokyo.

  • Lloyds ordered to pay up to £150 million to female pension scheme members

    Date:
    30 October 2018

    The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its pension scheme after a landmark court ruling.

  • All military roles now open to women

    Date:
    26 October 2018

    Women will be able to apply for any role in the military, including the SAS, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

  • Google dismisses 48 staff over sexual harassment

    Date:
    26 October 2018

    Google has dismissed 48 people - including 13 senior managers - over claims of sexual harassment in the past two years.

  • MPs press for action on BBC pay discrimination

    Date:
    25 October 2018

    MPs have demanded that the BBC urgently removes "discriminatory" pay practices and puts in place transparent pay structures to ensure that men and women are paid equally for comparable work.

  • Government to examine use of NDAs in employment disputes

    Date:
    25 October 2018

    Theresa May has said the government will bring forward a planned consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements in employment disputes, following a Court of Appeal decision to stop the Telegraph naming a British businessman accused of the sexual and racial harassment of staff.

  • UK gender pay gap shrinks to all-time low

    Date:
    25 October 2018

    The UK's gender pay gap has fallen to 8.6% for full-time employees - its lowest level yet, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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