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  • Stop asking candidates to disclose salary, say employers

    Date:
    12 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    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
    Type:
    News

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

  • Gender pay gap reporting survey 2018: Responses to the first round of reports

    Date:
    8 November 2018
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    More than 10,000 employers published gender pay gap data for the first time in 2018. XpertHR asked how employees and others responded and what employers plan to do next.

  • Dyslexia and neurodiversity: Why are employers still afraid?

    Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    More support is now available to employees with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, but there's still a way to go, according to campaigner Ross Duncan, who is dyslexic. He looks at why HR and managers need to embrace neurodiversity at work.

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

    Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is consulting on taking forward its proposals to require large employers to publish ethnicity pay data. We investigate what shape the legislation might take; the challenges that an ethnicity pay gap reporting obligation would pose; what reporting employers are already carrying out; and the potential implementation timetable.

  • Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The editor of Waitrose's Food magazine resigned this week after comments he made about "killing vegans" and "force-feeding them meat" drew criticism. Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors explains why expressing such views in a work environment should be seen as a sackable offence.

  • Google workers stage global walkout

    Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted huge publicity and calls for the airline to have done more. But where does an employer stand legally if an employee fails to intervene? Dan Peyton looks at the legislation.

  • "Fat ginger pikey" jibe in stressful sales environment was not harassment

    Date:
    30 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Evans v Xactly Corporation Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an employment tribunal's ruling that calling a salesperson a "fat ginger pikey" in a working environment with a culture of "jibing and teasing"; was not harassment under the Equality Act 2010.

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