Workers in Westminster are left "woefully unprotected" if they are sexually harassed in Parliament, due to glaring loopholes in equality legislation.
Hundreds of bullying and sexual harassment allegations have been made against NHS staff over the past five years, further highlighting the "toxic environment" present in many hospitals.
The TUC and the GMB union have launched an effort to prevent disabled people from leaving their jobs because of employers' failure to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
Equality is high on the agenda of most NHS employers. As well as being subject to the gender pay gap reporting regime, NHS employers are required to comply with an equality standard in relation to race, and from April 2019 will be required to comply with a standard on disability. Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks explores what the standards mean for NHS employers.
Police forces should be allowed to positively discriminate in favour of those from minority ethnic backgrounds in order to become more representative of the communities they serve, the chair of the National Police Chiefs Council has said.
We discuss the implications for employers of the recent EAT decision in Awan v ICTS UK Ltd, which illustrates the risks for employers of dismissing an employee who is in receipt of permanent health insurance payments.
Updated to include information on Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen, in which the EAT considered if a Jewish employee's dismissal for "cohabitation" amounted to religious discrimination.
In Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a claim of direct religious discrimination cannot be sustained simply on the basis that an employer acted in the way it did because of its own religious beliefs.
Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What practical measures can employers take to foster a healthy and open environment, ask Beth Hale and Pooja Dasgupta?
The Bank of England is seeing a disproportionate number of ethnic minority staff leave the organisation, with it admitting that it needs a "step change in approach" to improve retention.
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