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  • Government reveals "pitiful" FTSE 350 excuses for lack of gender diversity

    Date:
    31 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Government has revealed what it described as the "worst" explanations FTSE 350 chairs and CEOs have given for a lack of gender diversity on their boards, including the belief that women "don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board" or do not have the "right credentials" or experience.

  • Supporting transgender employees: the importance of line management

    Date:
    30 May 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Recent research has highlighted that line management is a critical function when it comes to supporting trans employees, as Rosa Marvell explains.

  • Jeremy Hunt vows to close NHS doctors gender pay gap

    Date:
    29 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has launched a review into how NHS doctors are paid in a bid to close the 15% gender pay gap that exists.

  • Disability: Updated good practice guidance

    Date:
    25 May 2018
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We have updated our good practice guide on disability to reflect current terminology, provide additional guidance on adopting an inclusive approach towards applicants and employees with disabilities, and ensure compliance with the GDPR.

  • Whistleblower allegedly tied to a chair after speaking out

    Date:
    25 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    A whistleblower who complained of a misogynistic and racist culture at a Scottish government department has claimed that she was taped to a chair and gagged by her colleagues.

  • Disability pay gap highest since 2013

    Date:
    25 May 2018
    Type:
    News

    Disabled workers earned on average £1.50 less an hour last year that those without a disability, which has pushed the disability pay gap to its highest level since 2013.

  • Date:
    25 May 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Consultant editor Darren Newman explains how the difference between the test of reasonableness in relation to unfair dismissal and the test for justification in relation to "discrimination arising from disability" led to an interesting - and important - Court of Appeal decision.

  • Disability

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include current terminology, additional good practice guidance and information to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. See Disability: Updated good practice guidance.

  • Webinar: Closing the gender pay gap

    Date:
    24 May 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Naeema Choudry, partner at global law firm Eversheds Sutherland, and Anne Hurst, senior diversity and inclusion specialist at PwC LLP, share their knowledge and experience of putting into practice strategies to tackle the gender pay gap.

  • Date:
    24 May 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Annelise Tracy Phillips, senior associate at Burges Salmon, looks at some of the problems enforcing the gender pay gap regulations, and what employers should do next if they have received notice from EHRC of non-compliance.

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