Inclusion is essential for high performance but too many organisations only pay it lip service, writes Lee Russell of learning consultancy OnTrack. But there are 10 steps companies can take improve inclusion, and thus productivity.
Attempts to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace have been inadequate and there has been a "failure to tackle unlawful behaviours" according to a report published today by the Women and Equalities Committee.
Updated to include information on Saad v Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, in which the EAT set out the correct approach to determining "bad faith" in victimisation claims.
In Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a tribunal had been entitled to conclude, on the particular facts, that a belief in the importance of copyright ownership lacked sufficient cogency to qualify as a philosophical belief.
Last week in parliament, MPs and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage of skilled cyber security workers. And, separately, accountancy giant Deloitte has expanded a scheme to encourage more women to enter the sector.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.
Survey figures released last week indicate that women are routinely discriminated against at small and medium-sized businesses in the UK with 15% of bosses admitting they had broken, or would break, sex discrimination rules. And a review of women's rights warns that workplace guarantees for women could disappear next year.
The number of women in executive positions at FTSE 350 companies has flatlined, suggesting that organisations face a significant challenge if they are to meet government's target for 33% female board representation by 2020.
A former Mulberry employee who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she held a "philosophical belief" that she should own the rights to her work has lost an appeal at the Employment Appeal Tribunal.
Organisations in the UK are ignoring issues caused by the growing number of older workers, the results of a new poll have revealed, as MPs launch a report finding that age discrimination legislation is not being enforced.
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