Equality, diversity and human rights
Employers will be held liable if they fail to take all reasonable steps to prevent employees from experiencing sexual harassment at work, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has said.
Businesses that actively confront racism with practical measures usually see an improvement in employee job satisfaction, loyalty, creativity and value.
The roles of shop floor workers and warehouse staff at Asda can be compared for the purposes of assessing equal pay, the Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark judgment which will have ramifications for other equal pay cases in the retail sector.
Almost a fifth of FTSE 100 companies still lack ethnic minority representation on their boards.
One in five disabled employees has had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic turned down.
Organisations including the NHS, Linklaters, PwC and Zurich have committed to a programme to collectively hire 10,000 black interns, in a bid to improve ethnic diversity in business and to boost job prospects for young black people.
Companies should have at least one BAME board member and set 'clear and stretching' targets for increasing racial and ethnic diversity in senior leadership, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and a group of major organisations have insisted.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality charity Stonewall has announced its Top Global Employers for 2020.
People from ethnic minorities in the UK have been hit disproportionately by job losses and reduced hours during the Covid-19 crisis.
Women made up just 21% of employees being put forward for senior roles at financial services firms last year, compared to 79% who were men, according to data from the Financial Conduct Authority.
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