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Diversity and inclusion

New and updated

  • Date:
    19 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    If women's menopause symptoms are not treated sensitively, employers can face increased risks of claims for sex and disability discrimination. Charles Wynn-Evans and Emma Zarb of law firm Dechert look at what menopause policies should address.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting could become mandatory

    Date:
    11 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers may be required to publish their ethnicity pay gap under plans to improve career progression for ethnic minority groups.

  • Civil service to boost diversity through apprenticeship

    Date:
    28 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    The civil service is looking to hire its first wave of apprentice economists, including school leavers, in a bid to increase diversity and challenge stereotypes in the profession.

  • Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

    Date:
    24 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains how organisations could benefit from developing female leaders before top vacancies become available.

  • Age discrimination is 'holding workers back'

    Date:
    10 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost half of workers believe their age would hold them back when applying for a job - and nearly one in seven think they have been turned down for work due to their age.

  • Digital Skills Innovation Fund launched to improve diversity in tech sector

    Date:
    29 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    The government has launched a £1m fund aimed at boosting gender, ethnic and social diversity in digital and technology roles.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the Government Equalities Office guidance on dress codes, and the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code that requires companies to report the gender balance of leadership teams.

  • Business must improve support for over-50s workforce, finds study

    Date:
    15 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they had previously expected and despite the emergence of a widening skills gap in the UK, according to new research.

  • Top law firm points to lack of clarity over including partners in gender pay sums

    Date:
    7 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of payouts to senior partners in its gender pay gap report. It is the only one of the five "magic circle" of leading law firms to have so far failed to provide pay gap calculations including partners.

  • Four ways employers can support neurodiversity at work

    Date:
    30 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    With 700,000 people in the UK now on the autism spectrum and Morrisons having just launched a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers, Michelle Morgan considers ways employers can build a neuro-inclusive workplace and adapt to employees' needs.