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All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • Gender pay gap investigations to begin in June, warns EHRC

    Date:
    25 April 2018

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to the Government stating that its first gender pay gap investigations will begin in June.

  • Fawcett Society calls for time-limited gender equality quotas

    Date:
    23 April 2018

    Time-limited gender equality quotas should be set for the boards of large corporate organisations and public bodies, the Fawcett Society has urged, in order to improve gender balance in leadership positions.

  • Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

    Date:
    17 April 2018

    Legal & General Investment Management - one of the UK's biggest investors in the stock market - has promised to vote against the re-appointment of chairs in FTSE 350 companies where women don't make up at least 25% of the board.

  • Top five retailers take action to reduce gender pay gap

    Date:
    13 April 2018

    The UK's top five retailers are making strides to reduce their gender pay gap, but there is still a way to go before male and female talent is represented fairly at all levels of their organisations.

  • Media organisations vow to narrow gender pay gap

    Date:
    12 April 2018

    Much of the furore over the gender pay gap has concerned the messenger itself, with the BBC, as a public body, being under particular scrutiny. Despite relatively high proportions of women, pay imbalances have endured at media organisations, but their publication may be the trigger for cultural change as many signal their intention to launch 50:50 recruitment.

  • Save the Children investigated over handling of staff misconduct claims

    Date:
    11 April 2018

    The charity Save the Children is being investigated by the Charity Commission over how it handled allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior staff members.

  • Which were the sectors with the smallest gender pay gap?

    Date:
    11 April 2018

    Construction and the finance industries have been revealed as having the widest gender pay gaps, but the identity of some of the better performers would surprise many, writes Adam McCulloch, even though some are dominated by men in terms of employee numbers.

  • Top construction firms look to narrow gender pay gap

    Date:
    9 April 2018

    The UK's five leading construction companies by turnover have used the publication of their gender pay gaps to highlight initiatives designed to increase the numbers of women entering the industry and improve the career prospects of women already working for them.

  • Gender pay gap: eight in 10 employers paid men more than women

    Date:
    5 April 2018

    As the deadline for both private and public sector employers to report their gender pay gap passed, almost eight in 10 organisations paid men more than women.

  • Gender pay gap reporting deadline passes

    Date:
    5 April 2018

    The deadline for employers to report their gender pay gaps passed at midnight on 4 April. At that point, 10,016 organisations had uploaded their data to the government's gender pay gap reporting website.

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