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Equal pay ruling against South Lanarkshire Council.

Jun 20, 2012

A Scottish council has suffered a setback in its equal pay dispute with 2,400 current and former female staff.

An employment tribunal has ruled South Lanarkshire Council's job evaluations did not comply with the Equal Pay Act.

The tribunal will now go on to hear the women's claims they were not paid on a par with male colleagues.

The cost of settling the case could cost the council millions of pounds. South Lanarkshire said it was considering its next course of action.

The row centre's on historic claims South Lanarkshire Council awarded extra bonuses for male workers while women on the same pay grade received nothing.

An Employment Tribunal has now ruled the council's job evaluation scheme did not comply with the provisions of the Equal Pay Act 1970, which are now incorporated into the Equality Act 2010.

The women's solicitor, Carol Fox, of Fox Cross Solicitors, said: "I am absolutely delighted for all the claimants who have waited over six years for this result.

"They have worked hard as cleaners, catering assistants and carers and have watched in dismay as all other councils reached settlements.

"South Lanarkshire Council ploughed on defending the indefensible at taxpayers' expense."

Ms Fox said it was now time for the women to be "shown the respect they deserve".

She added: "After six years of litigation it would be shameful if the council proceed to an appeal to continue to deny their female employees equal pay."

In a statement, South Lanarkshire Council said: "This is a complex judgement reflecting the fact that two and a half years worth of evidence was heard in this case.

"We will be taking time to analyse the content before considering our next course of action.

"Crucially, the tribunal did not find our job evaluation scheme to be sex discriminatory."

Ms Fox was also highly critical of the union, Unison, which represents some of the woman, saying it had "failed to raise one tribunal claim".

"Only after five years' work by others, in the middle of cross-examination of the local Unison rep, did the union do a complete u-turn," she said.

"Unison's officials in South Lanarkshire supported the employer and failed to take action to protect the interests of thousands of low paid female workers.

"Unison owes a huge apology to women who have paid lifelong subscriptions but received no assistance or legal support to fight for equal pay."

The union, however, strongly disputed this, saying it "wrote to all members in South Lanarkshire offering assistance with legal claims".

Unison said it had 87 members pursuing claims for equal pay in South Lanarkshire who were represented by counsel in the tribunal hearing.

Commenting on the tribunal judgement, Unison regional organiser, Peter Hunter, said: "While we recognise this is just a preliminary hearing on the design of the pay system and not an outright victory for individual workers, we call on the council to abandon its adversarial posture.

"Further litigation will only entrench past positions and delay transparency, equality and justice for workers.

"It would be a tragedy if further progress on equality was thwarted by years of expensive appeals and individual litigation."

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US basketball player Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to do so. He declared his sexuality... More »
A coach who claimed he was sacked from a volunteer position because he was Caucasian has had his claim of racial discrimination against Robert de Castella dismissed. ... More »
In the US, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused a Recruitment Consultancy of retaliating against a worker who filed a discrimination charge. The... More »
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has received royal assent, leading the way for a number of employment law changes, some of which will come into force in June... More »
Excessively male-dominated corporate cultures continue to prevent women reaching the boardroom, according to a senior executive report commissioned by executive search firm... More »
Fewer than ten graduates each from Black Caribbean and Bangladeshi minority groups make the transition to a research degree each academic year, a study has found. At... More »
More than two-thirds of disabled staff who were made redundant from Remploy factories in Wales are not in work. Figures obtained by BBC Wales show that 69% of the 280... More »
The House of Lords has today approved the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill, with the inclusion of a number of concessions. ... More »
A report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community reveals a mismatch in expectations between employers and... More »
Caste discrimination is to be outlawed in the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced in what is a U-turn on previous government policy. The House of Lords... More »
In the Philippines, old and young people will have equal opportunities to get employed under the proposed “Anti-age Discrimination in Employment Act.” House Bill... More »
British people who have already sought retirement are increasingly likely to turn their back on their new lifestyle and instead turn to HR recruitment agencies and return to... More »
A report published today by the gender equality campaign organisation, the Fawcett Society, suggests that women are suffering disproportionately by the impact of the... More »
In Birmingham, the local authority has teamed up with the National Apprenticeship Service to create a fund offering grants of up to £3,000 to businesses for every 16-24 year... More »
Disabled workers are being given the chance to step into employment as part of scheme being trialled by Plymouth Options. The health group is a part of Plymouth... More »
The government was defeated by 210 to 180 yesterday over its plan to remove the general equality duty from the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Independent crossbencher... More »
The "outdated" practice of recruiting 16-year-olds into the Army is wasting up to £94m a year and should stop, two human rights groups have said. Child Soldiers... More »
Over 25,000 young disabled people are benefiting from Government schemes designed to get them into jobs or training, according to latest statistics. This includes over... More »
French research has shown that "feminised" companies - those led by management teams of at least 35% women - demonstrated significantly better investment performance than the... More »
A list of the top 50 employers for women has been published, detailing the organisations that are making the most progress in workplace gender equality.   ... More »
The Government's flagship plans to offer workers shares in return for abandoning their employment rights have been rejected for a second time by peers, with senior Liberal... More »
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has expressed concern about the "culture of fear and intimidation" in some medical workplaces.   HR Magazine reports... More »
Work restrictions expiring later this year for migrants from Romania and Bulgaria have had little impact on the numbers planning to move to the UK or wider EU, BBC Newsnight... More »
A councillor has resigned from the Conservative Party over remarks made about children from ethnic minorities. John Cherry claimed Pakistani children would fail to "rise to... More »
The Serious Fraud Office has been warned for potentially breaching the Government’s rules on fair and open recruitment twice in three years, The Times has revealed. ... More »
PepsiCo UK has been recognised as one of the "Top 50 Employers for Women" for the sixth time. The prestigious accolade by U.K. newspaper The Times and Opportunity... More »
The executive in charge of running medical assessments for benefits claims at Atos Healthcare has offered an apology to those long-term sick it has incorrectly assessed as... More »
Age discrimination is now seen as a more widespread problem in the City than sex discrimination, shows a survey of City staff by Astbury Marsden, a leading financial services... More »
Recent data released by Cranfield School of Management suggests that the drive to increase female board representation has stalled; marking a disturbing setback says 2B... More »
Players' union chief Gordon Taylor is convinced British football's equivalent of the "Rooney Rule" will address the lack of black managers in the game. The Coaching... More »
Over half of UK CEOs (54 percent) responding to a new survey believe the current education system is failing future workers, and that degrees and A levels are no longer a... More »
The British parliament has rejected a controversial amendment to introduce an anti-caste legislation in the UK that calls for caste to be recognised among other forms of... More »
Female workers in Britain are looking for inspiration in the workplace which will allow them to break from traditional expectations, according to new research from... More »
MPs have backed the Government's plans to allow businesses to offer shares to their employees in return for reduced employment rights. The vote to reintroduce the... More »
The state of the workplace remains one of the key drivers of reputation among the UK’s largest companies, according to new research from global business consultancy... More »
An employment tribunal yesterday ruled that a City banker was "victimised" by her bank after it discovered she was suing her former employer for sexual discrimination. Latifa... More »
The House of Commons is set to vote on whether to ban caste discrimination in the UK. Victims say legislation is badly needed as thousands of people are suffering... More »
Pledging that “we must right these wrongs,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday denounced discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)... More »
A special Al-Monitor report published today shows that over the last 10 years, Morocco has witnessed two divergent trends relating to economic equality between women and... More »
Employees will need to remain in their jobs until the age of 70 because Britain is running out of workers, the Government has suggested. Businesses are being told to... More »
Virgin Atlantic will today begin its defence against a claim for racial discrimination by Max Kpakio, a refugee from Liberia who lives in Swansea and has a BA in... More »
Nearly half of those with Parkinson's face regular discrimination, such as having their symptoms mistaken for drunkenness, a survey suggests. Ten per cent said they had been... More »
Racism in UK academia remains as prevalent as it was 20 years ago, the author of a study looking at the experiences of black and minority ethnic academics has said. ... More »
UK Sport, whose government website hosted a Reading FC job advertisement for an unpaid analyst intern position, said it would like to work with intern organisations to ensure... More »
In the US, two former Clearwater Fire Chief Jamie Geer is serving a life prison sentence for having sex with a child, but at least two firefighters are still dealing with the... More »
The details of 100 companies accused of breaking the law by using unpaid interns in paid roles have been handed to HM Revenue and Customs (HRMC) by Employment Minister Jo... More »
Of the six FTSE 100 companies that have no female representation, four are miners – and that number was five until copper digger Kazakhmys was relegated to the FTSE 250... More »
Britain's top companies will be warned today that the Government may force them by law to appoint more women to their boardrooms after the number of new female directors... More »
A former council employee has been awarded a settlement of more than half a million pounds following a claim of disability discrimination which arose from a false allegation... More »
Professor Susan Vinnicombe at the Cranfield School of Management, the Government's official monitor of women on boards, says that most FTSE 100 firms are still not casting the... More »
Former workers for disabled-friendly employer Remploy have found fresh starts in new careers at a rate of three every working day over the past month, says minister for disabled... More »
Cititec has become the first recruitment agency to publish an annual EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) report. Cititec, the 11th fastest growing agency in the UK, is... More »
A former Hooters waitress has filed a discrimination lawsuit claiming she was forced out of her job because her hair was shaved short and a scar was visible after she undergoing... More »
A teenager who became Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner (PCC) has apologised for violent, racist and anti-gay remarks on Twitter. Paris Brown, 17, was... More »
Former apprentices are outpacing their peers when it comes to workplace fitness, according to a new study published today. According to the study from ICM Research, which... More »
Young workers born in the 1980s are more "switched on" to pensions than older colleagues and plan to save more, despite the pressures of student debt and buying property, a... More »
In Australia, attracting people from the widest talent pool to traditionally male-dominated industries, such as financial services, is as much about convincing a new generation... More »
Two London universities – Imperial and Royal Holloway – have been awarded ‘champion’ status for their work to reduce gender disparity in physics. According to the... More »
The government has announced that employers will be able to develop their own apprenticeship qualifications and standards in the future, to help address skills shortages in... More »
Wayra – Telefónica’s global start-up accelerator – is to offer 130 paid six-month internships at its academies in London, Munich, Dublin, Madrid, Barcelona and Prague.... More »
Workers in the UK have the lowest pay increase expectations of employees around the world, according to research published yesterday by business advisory firm CEB. In its... More »
Speaking at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion conference ‘The ENEI Provocation’, Baroness Tina Stowell – the government’s Lords’ spokesperson for women... More »
According to research by Durham University, it’s harder for state-school and ethnic-minority applicants to get places at Britain’s top universities. The study reveals that... More »
According to Skills for Justice (the sector skills council for the legal sector), the launch of the new Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Legal Services should enable more... More »
A new scheme launched by the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals is designed to enable telecoms businesses (regardless of size or turnover) to take on apprentices with... More »
At the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics, IOC president Jacques Rogge said that the 2012 Games signified “a major boost for gender equality.” The Games had a higher... More »
The CBI has called for wholesale changes to what it described as the "legalistic culture" of employment tribunals. Personnel Today reports the CBI's proposals include the... More »
The number of workers in jobs without any guarantee of regular hours or pay nearly doubled during last year to reach 200,000, according to data from the Office for National... More »
In the US, the former chancellor of IPFW has filed suit against Purdue University, alleging that he was targeted for compulsory retirement as part of a drive to hire more women... More »
HR Magazine reports that nearly half of employers would like the default retirement age (DRA) reinstated, according to a survey published by global law firm Eversheds. Two... More »
Changes to GCSE examinations in England could disadvantage girls and see their results fall, teachers warn. There are plans to switch to final exams at the end of two years,... More »
BBC journalists and technical staff will go on strike today in a row over jobs, workload and claims of bullying, threatening disruption to TV and radio schedules. Union... More »
Employers are increasingly giving graduate jobs to younger applicants who haven't been to university, new research suggests. Bosses say that the applications they receive from... More »
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights believes football is behind the times and must "catch up" with modern society on racial and gender issues. Navi Pillay,... More »
From April 1 the requirements of the new Australian Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 Act will be fully operational, and there are a number of changes employers must be aware... More »
An influential Conservative minister, Matthew Hancock, has said the Tories should "not only support the minimum wage, but strengthen it" and that he was interested in ideas such... More »
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) won a U.S. appeals court decision compelling a female former managing director who sued the firm for gender discrimination to pursue her case... More »
More and more companies are becoming aware of the increasing impact of cultural diversity on all key organisational processes. However, there is a lack of insight into how... More »
Hong Kong's top court has ruled that domestic workers are not eligible to apply for permanent residency, ending a two-year battle that has split opinion, reports the BBC.... More »
Speaking at a Radius Business event on using diversity to drive business, Sarah Churchman director of diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing at PwC, said diversity and... More »
The lack of women in senior positions across the legal sector was highlighted this month when it was announced that only 14 women out of 84 successful candidates were given... More »
AC Milan's Kevin-Prince Boateng says racist players should not be able to play for their club again. The Ghanaian walked off the pitch against Italian team Pro Patria after... More »
Almost half the people who suffer from epilepsy receive unfair treatment or discrimination in the workplace, research by Epilepsy Australia has found. Dr Michelle Bellon,... More »
It’s Justin Welby’s job to unite a Church deeply riven by disputes about women bishops and sexuality. But the new Archbishop of Canterbury has acknowledged some gay... More »
The House of Lords has blocked an initiative that would have allowed employees to surrender certain employment rights in return for company shares. The scheme would have... More »
In Belgrade, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is being held today. On this occasion, Commissioner for Protection of Equality Nevena... More »
In Australia, the Federal Government has delayed its controversial overhaul of the nation's anti-discrimination laws indefinitely. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus says the... More »
A City banker was sacked from her £150,000-a-year job after her boss discovered she was suing her old bank for sexual discrimination, a tribunal has heard. Latifa... More »
Some working parents in the UK will be able to claim back up to £1,200 a year for each child - or 20% of childcare costs - from 2015, under government plans. Parents... More »
There is a "massive mismatch" between young people's career expectations and the reality of the jobs available, a major survey of teenagers suggests. It highlights the need... More »
In Australia, the federal government has trumpeted new laws to protect Australians from prejudice against their sexual orientation, after pushing back plans for a broader revamp... More »
Older workers' confidence in their job security dropped by as much as 10% in January 2013 compared with last quarter's findings, according to Legal and General's Job Security... More »
More than two in five women workers over 50 want fewer hours in their current job, according to a TUC report which shows that "too many hours" is a big issue, particularly for... More »
A paper published yesterday by The Work Foundation says the Government must do more to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions such as cancer by supporting those... More »
Women are underrepresented in high-paying jobs because they don’t apply for them, according to new research. Workplace discrimination at the point of hiring is a factor but... More »
A study by the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) of the FTSE 100 has found that manufacturing companies have more women on their boards compared with the overall index -... More »
In its most recent ‘Survey of Jobseekers aged 50+’, The Age and Employment Network concludes that the majority of older job-seekers continue to struggle against "deeply... More »
Almost half of HR professionals (46 percent) responding to a new study said that a lack of trust over productivity was the biggest barrier to flexible working, compared to an... More »
In an effort to promote gender-pay equality at law firms, the American Bar Association has created a set of tools for state and local bar groups to organise conferences on the... More »
Launched last Friday 8th March (to coincide with International Women’s Day), Workingmums.co.uk’s fourth annual Top Employer Awards aim to celebrate best practice in smart... More »
Premier Inn hotels has become the latest employer to announce plans to create apprenticeships, taking on 500 by the end of the year. Patrick Dempsey, managing director of... More »
Earnings data from the latest Futuretrack study reveals that male graduates continue to be paid more than females. As Jane Artess, director of research at the Higher Education... More »
Apprentices are to receive a 30% discount on Transport for London travel cards, Boris Johnson has announced. London's mayor said about 40,000 people who live and work in the... More »
A supply teacher agency claims that some schools on the outskirts of London seem reluctant to hire ethnic minority temporary staff. The London Teaching Pool is complaining... More »
BBC Sport surveyed elite sportswomen across a range of national governing bodies including Summer and Winter Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as non-Olympic sports.... More »
The latest report into mental health in the Forces shows growing evidence that part-timers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to suffer from serious mental... More »
The government is going ahead with its plans to repeal sections on third party harassment provisions in the Equality Act 2010, following the initial decision made to repeal the... More »
Women non-executive directors (NEDs) are recruited from far wider backgrounds than their male counterparts, a report by headhunters Ashton Partnership reveals. Only 16... More »
A suspended police officer is taking his force to an employment tribunal claiming he was overlooked for the top job despite facing allegations of gross misconduct. Derek... More »
In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the... More »
Recruiters can play an important role in helping more women reach board level, according to participants in a Recruitment & Employment Confederation roundtable discussion held... More »
Vodafone has taken an explicit stance against the Yahoo! Move to ban working from home, insisting that the practice encourages “smarter”, more cost-effective ways of... More »
David Cameron has pledged to make apprenticeships the "new norm" for school leavers who decide against going to university, reports the BBC. The prime minister said he wanted... More »
Women are suffering escalating levels of illegal discrimination at work when they get pregnant, and are often made redundant while they are on maternity leave, according to a... More »
More women in the UK are working past the age of 60 because of the raising of the state pension age, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The study found that... More »
New figures from the National Apprenticeship Service reveal a 41% year-on-year rise in online applications for apprenticeships between November and January (the second quarter... More »
Despite having the same qualifications as men, recent women graduates earn less, suggests a study Female graduates earn thousands of pounds less than their male... More »
The latest investigation into gender equality at work, by the accountancy and consultancy practice PwC, has found the overall position of female workers "going backwards".... More »
Nearly three-fifths of working men in the UK would consider taking paternity leave, according to research released this week. The survey, commissioned by law firm Allen &... More »
Hotelier and restaurateur Raymond Blanc is to back Boris Johnson’s campaign to find 250,000 new apprentices in London and say that the restaurant business is a "respectable"... More »
Due to launch this September, a new learning academy – ‘The Co-operative Legal Services Learning Academy’, stemming from a partnership between The Co-operative Legal... More »
Barbara Hoell, 61, of Lower Nazareth Township, has sued the Colonial Regional Police Department, alleging age discrimination, intimidation and retaliation. A receptionist for... More »
Karren Brady, Colin Jackson and Thea Green are among the celebrity profiles launching a work experience scheme to create 50,000 industry placements for young people. The... More »
Fair-access tsar professor Les Ebdon has proposed that universities should consider providing cash to assist new graduates from low-income families who undertake unpaid... More »
According to the longitudinal study ‘Futuretrack: Impact of Part-time Learning Two Years After Graduation’, the offer of paid time off to study can significantly enhance the... More »
The House of Lords has voted to add "caste" to the definition of "race" in the Equality Act, but the Government has decided against any change to legislation preferring to... More »
Acas is seeking input from employers and workers for its draft Code of Practice on the new extended rights for flexible working. The Government announced changes to flexible... More »
A new independent occupational health advisory service is to be established, giving employers of all sizes help with managing long-term sickness absence, the Government has... More »
In Australia, EPIC Employment is known for helping people find work, but now it has also created 12 new jobs of its own across the Fraser Coast. The jobseeker agency has... More »
In New York, the city’s 5,000 school safety agents have signed on to a class action lawsuit accusing the city of paying them less than the special officers who perform similar... More »
More than 300,000 people who are aged 70 and above have a job, with many blaming the fact they are too poor to stop working, official figures revealed yesterday. The... More »
The former BBC manager at the centre of an unfair dismissal case has denied that he discriminated against a mother who wanted to job share at the corporation or bullied a... More »
Two Ohio women are claiming they were discriminated against by religious employers because the women were pregnant. A Roman Catholic archdiocese in Cincinnati has denied... More »
In Jefferson City, The Missouri House has approved legislation that would make it more difficult for workers who sue for discrimination to prove their cases. House members... More »
In Northern Ireland, an auxiliary nurse has been awarded more than £16,000 in compensation after a health trust failed to put in place measures for her to return to work... More »
Seventeen officers from Lothian and Borders Police are facing misconduct inquiries over racist and sexist emails sent on the internal police system. One officer has been... More »
A survey published by HR recruiter Ortus reports that respondents felt flexible working was more likely to be introduced for business reasons, rather than because of its... More »
The former director of New York City’s El Museo del Barrio has filed a state complaint alleging that gender discrimination was behind her ouster earlier this month, reports... More »
UK women’s grip on positions of power in politics and public life is slipping away dramatically, claims a report. Sex and Power: Who Runs Britain? by Counting Women In, a... More »
More men than women have been found to be working beyond state pension age in the UK for the first time since comparable records began in 2005. Some 12.2% of men in this age... More »
A woman who has accused former Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard of sexually inappropriate behaviour has told the BBC she knows of nine other women who have had similar... More »
Corporate America's most famous working mother has banned her employees from working at home. Marissa Mayer, one of only a handful of women leading Fortune 500 companies, has... More »
British Gas is offering 1,000 unemployed youngsters a chance to train for skilled ‘green’ roles at the company over the next three years. HR Zone reports that the energy... More »
In a report published today by Zurich Insurances’ SME Risk Index, more than 40% of the 500 senior managers from UK small and medium-sized businesses said that stress had... More »
Oxford University has been accused of "institutional bias" against black and minority ethnic students after figures revealed that white applicants to some of the most... More »
Inter Milan have been fined 50,000 euros after their fans were found guilty of racially abusing former Inter striker Mario Balotelli. Balotelli was playing for his new club... More »
A BBC chief said that women with children should not hold senior management positions as they were "less focused on the job", an employment tribunal has heard. Mark Thomas,... More »
Labour says action needs to be taken to find out why women often "disappear" from public life in their 50s, reports the BBC. The party's deputy leader Harriet Harman is... More »
Acas has today launched a consultation on a draft code of practice on the extension of the right to request flexible working, reports Personnel Today. Under government... More »
Employers and working families have been asked for their input on the detail of how the new system for shared parental leave will work. Personnel Today reports that an... More »
A police force accused of age discrimination was "justified" in forcibly retiring officers who had served 30 years, a tribunal has heard. Cases have been brought on behalf of... More »
A senior member of the UK Independence Party has said she is leaving the party to join the Conservatives. Marta Andreasen, a South East region MEP, sent her resignation... More »
On Friday 15th February, the fourth annual National Placement & Internship Awards took place in London at 200 Aldersgate. Sponsored by PwC and supported by AGCAS and AGR, the... More »
In Indianapolis, Republic Airways is being accused of violating state civil rights laws by denying to interview a flight attendant candidate who had tattoos on his arms. The... More »
The majority of jobs created in Britain over the past year were taken by workers born in this country, according to official figures released yesterday. Researchers... More »
People in their sixties should go to university to retrain because they will be expected to work for longer before retirement, the Government has suggested. Older workers... More »
The medical director of the NHS, Sir Bruce Keogh, is calling for senior doctors to support seven-day working - setting the stage for a clash between the government and... More »
The gender pay gap is widest for women in their 50s, according to a Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysis. The research revealed that women working in full-time positions in this... More »
Part-time staff are more worried about job security than their full-time co-workers, according to Legal & General’s Job Security Index. Job losses at HMV, Rolls Royce and... More »
Today's workers will run out of savings just seven years into their retirement, according to a HSBC study reported today by HR Magazine. HSBC's The Future of Retirement: A... More »
The leader of the Swedish Social Democrats party, Stefan Löfven, today  said Sweden had to get better at benefiting from foreign-born job seekers' education and experience.... More »
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is spearheading an innovative campaign to help stay-at-home mothers and carers get back into the workplace. The ‘Returning Talent’ programme... More »
A survey by Canada Life reveals that more than half of UK employees found 2012 more stressful than the previous year. Of those surveyed who experienced problems with stress... More »
New Zealand is to update its antiquated laws on its monarchy to allow a woman to succeed to the throne ahead of younger male siblings, Justice Minister Judith Collins announced... More »
In Danville, Virginia, two civil rights groups are alleging racial discrimination at a treatment centre and day school for people with intellectual disabilities in Danville.... More »
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has dismissed claims that legalising same-sex marriage will lead to discrimination against people who continue to believe that marriage... More »
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new guidance on managing religion and belief in the workplace, in the light of the recent European Court of Human... More »
A trainee solicitor who claims a leading City law firm rejected her for a job because she was pregnant was criticised for leaving early when she went home at 6.30am after... More »
The Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill was given its final approval by the Lords last week, marking a major step forward in the way society views mental illness. Three key... More »
An employment tribunal hearing the first claim for unfair dismissal on the grounds of caste discrimination has collapsed after information handed to the judge by police led the... More »
Apprenticeships and vocational training are gaining popularity with smaller employers as a means of recruiting, training and retaining skilled employees and boosting business... More »
HR Magazine reports that workers sacked for their political beliefs will be able to claim unfair dismissal under a law change that will improve the protection employees have... More »
The number of unpaid carers in England and Wales has reached 5.8 million - a rise of 600,000 since 2001, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. Figures from 2011... More »
New legislation proposed by the government could mean that workers who are harassed or attacked at work are set to lose the right to bring a discrimination claim against their... More »
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic faces accusations of racism after turning down a man named Max Kpakio for a job, only to offer him an interview when he reapplied as Craig... More »
The first comprehensive study of gender diversity in Indonesia’s boardrooms has found that women held 11.6% of seats in 2011, making the country a leader in boardroom gender... More »
In the US, a Starbucks manager who was fired following an altercation with a fellow female employee claims that she was laid off because co-workers thought she was a lesbian.... More »
Ipswich Building Society is reaping the rewards of its employee health and wellbeing initiative with a dramatic fall in absenteeism and staff churn. The 110-strong building... More »
Pay rates have risen much faster for the wealthy in the past 25 years than for the poorest, official figures show. The average full-time hourly rate was £12.62 in April... More »
The Pentagon announced on Monday it would extend more of the benefits offered to spouses of heterosexual troops to those of gay personnel but acknowledged some key benefits,... More »
The French government has announced the adoption of a charter aimed at helping France reach true gender equality in higher education. The "Charter for Equality" was put... More »
Diversity and inclusion is becoming increasingly important to employers but HR can still do more to emphasise the business case, advises new research from the CIPD and Bernard... More »
Six young people with learning disabilities have landed the opportunity to undertake 6 months paid work experience at a London council. The initiative by Southwark Council,... More »
HR professionals must make a better job of explaining the merits of flexible working, as many workers wrongly assume this is just another way for their employers to slash costs.... More »
The gender discrimination class action continues to be pursued by five former female employees of KPMG. On Thursday, a U.S. district court judge in Manhattan denied a motion... More »
Tens of thousands of people with schizophrenia are being denied the chance to work because of "severe discrimination", a report has found. Only eight per cent of people with... More »
Five police forces are being taken to an employment tribunal accused of age discrimination. The tribunal will hear cases on behalf of more than 250 former officers over... More »
An officer and mother who fought tirelessly for equality in the military has died after a battle with breast cancer. Army Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan was a... More »
Working overseas can leave staff vulnerable as employers cut corners on health cover, with over a quarter (23%) of employers wanting to provide international health insurance to... More »
The government's back-to-work schemes have suffered a setback after Appeal Court judges agreed with a university graduate's claim that unpaid schemes were legally flawed.... More »
The UK has experienced the fastest rise in youth unemployment of any country in the G8 since the start of the recession, according to a report by the Work Foundation. It is... More »
In Clarksville, Tennessee,  a group of former and current security guard employees at Gateway Medical Center filed a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission... More »
Untapped digital skills among the nation’s unemployed youth are worth £6.7 billion to employers, according to a survey of UK businesses. Skills including web design,... More »
Employers are still failing to recruit young talent as the number of Neets (young people not in education, employment or training) only dropped by 0.2 per cent from last year,... More »
Although local attorneys declined to take the case of an area bank executive fired for his sexual orientation, the ACLU has stepped in to help after seeing the story in Dallas... More »
Grey power is winning the battle for jobs in the workplace over young people, it was reported today. Over the past decade, the over-50s are accountable for more than 90 per... More »
Parents will be able to choose how they share parental leave to look after their children in the first year of birth, under plans unveiled today. HR Magazine reports that... More »
One of Britain's top ethnic minority police officers has accused chief constables of not understanding the need for more black and Asian recruits. Ch Supt Dal Babu told BBC... More »
With the UK government on track to push through same sex marriage legislation, the Catholic Church has warned that teachers entering what it calls “non-chaste” relationships... More »
Prince Harry's flight instructor claims he suffered "gross mistreatment" at the hands of the army, as Labour calls for independent policing of the armed forces. In an email... More »
Health boards in Wales are breaching the law by not providing accessible services for the deaf and hard of hearing, the BBC has learned. The seven health boards should have... More »
One in five workers are too busy to take lunch breaks, according to report which aims to lift the lid on the true state of the nation’s workplace health. The survey by... More »
Personnel Today reports that an employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the "Swedish derogation" model, under which agency workers can sign a type of employment... More »
Government retirement scheme reveals 68pc of workers in the private sector do not pay into a pension. The Nest report revealed that it was predominently lower paid employees... More »
Executive pay restraint exercised across Europe is being reflected in non-executive directors (NED) fees, according to a report published today from global management... More »
The Conservative Party has reportedly committed to developing policies to appeal to ethnic minority communities, including an intention to ask FTSE companies to publish their... More »
A growing number of women are setting up on their own, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week. These showed that there were 1.27m women in... More »
A personal assistant whose boss told her he wanted 'to trade her in for a younger model' has won a claim for unfair dismissal at a tribunal. Dawn Bailey, 52, said she felt... More »
More than 500 council workers were last night celebrating a £2million equal pay settlement. Their victory against South Ayrshire Council came seven years after their... More »
The scale of the gender pay gap at Britain's law firms was laid bare today when figures showed the average female lawyer is paid £51,396 a year less than a male. The... More »
David Cameron today opened up the debate on Traineeship Programmes, through his LinkedIn membership. "Employers consistently tell Government they are concerned that young people... More »
Blue Monday, the so-called most depressing day of the year, claimed fewer victims this year, as workers say they are happier and more secure in their jobs in 2013. The third... More »
The rights of Australia's gay and lesbian population, along with single mums, are under threat, according to Sydney MP and Chairperson of Australian Marriage Equality, Alex... More »
Employers are failing to see the value and experience workers over 60 can offer, a survey published today by e-learning solution provider, Skillsoft has revealed. The... More »
A disabled peer has warned that government plans to scrap a piece of legislation would leave the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) less able to uncover violations of... More »
Management consultancy Accenture, housing association Gentoo and the Co-op have been named as the UK’s top three employers respectively for lesbian, gay and bi-sexual staff.... More »
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation to examine whether defined contribution (DC) workplace pension schemes are set up to deliver the best value for... More »
Employers can play a key role and have a responsibility in helping school leavers get a "worthwhile" career, according to David McNerney, HR director at nuclear waste management... More »
Although the European Court of Human Rights’ landmark ruling on four UK cases of alleged religious discrimination has brought some legal clarity, HR Zone reports that new... More »
Graduate vacancies are due to increase in 2013 following a subdued year, according to research published today. However, one-third (36%) of this year's vacancies will be... More »
A Christian employee of British Airways had her human rights breached by not being allowed to wear a crucifix to work, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled.... More »
Employers are being targeted in a Government campaign urging them to start the New Year by taking on a young worker. The campaign raises awareness of the £1 billion... More »
State pension reforms have been unveiled, under which women, the self-employed and low earners will have their weekly income increased in a new flat-rate payment worth... More »
An Ohio school teacher resigned from her position and is now suing the school board for discriminating against her due to her extreme fear of children, according to an exclusive... More »
Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, has welcomed the Government’s announcement of more support for small businesses and disabled entrepreneurs that will pay for... More »
The number of young police officers in England and Wales has fallen by nearly 50% in two years. There were 9,088 officers aged under 26 in 2009-10 but only 4,758 in 2011-12,... More »
Apprenticeship schemes can be the driver for the most disadvantaged young people to gain employment, but they need to be made simpler and more accessible, according to Barclays... More »
At least 52 million domestic workers world-wide experience poor working conditions and insufficient legal protection, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).... More »
HR Magazine reports that fathers are increasingly going part-time because they want to spend more time with their children but are worried about the stigma attached to being a... More »
The coalition government plans to launch a new "traineeship" scheme, which is intended to ensure that 16-to-24 year olds are ready for the world of work. HR Zone reports that... More »
An award-winning adventurer is looking for volunteers for a wilderness project based on Scotland’s most southerly munro. Julie McElroy’s event around Ben Lomond, aimed at... More »
Nearly nine million workers do not receive any benefits from their employers at all and with upcoming changes such as auto-enrolment, employers may well have to re-think their... More »
Even though older staff are considered to have a better work ethic and attitude towards working hard than other generations, they are still being subjected to age discrimination... More »
A raft of London employers have been applauded for their work in creating healthy workplaces. The Healthy Workplace Awards, run by the Greater London Authority, were awarded... More »
Small and medium sized businesses will receive more support to offer apprenticeships after the Government today announced plans to enable increased access to funding. Employers... More »
Business leaders have called on the Government to retrospectively “de-gold plate” European employment law as part of efforts to cut red tape, by removing all the extra rules... More »
A London 2012 Games Maker who claims she experienced discrimination and harrassment while working as a volunteer has received a financial settlement from the London Organising... More »
Older men with stressful jobs and little power to make decisions are more likely to suffer with heart disease than their peers with less job strain, according to a study... More »
In Ohio, a Monroe police officer is suing the city and seven employees for more than $2.5 million on claims he was discriminated against because of his stuttering. Officer... More »
A devout Christian has been told by a senior High Court judge she was not unfairly forced out of her job because she refused to work on Sundays. Celestina Mba, from Mitcham,... More »
The Army should allow an outside authority to resolve complaints of bullying, sexual harassment and other abuses, according to officers, politicians and a military watchdog.... More »
Universities will be told they should recruit more white, working-class boys in the wake of figures showing a massive slump in applications from men for courses. The... More »
A friendly between AC Milan and Italian lower division club Pro Patria was suspended after players walked off because of racist chants. The Italian Football Federation... More »
festive season filled with office parties and boozy lunches could give way to a new year of costly tribunals, a law firm has warned. Romantic advances, blasphemy and... More »
Mothers with a full-time job need to work for up to four months of the year just to break even on their childcare costs, research has found. There are strong regional... More »
Generation Y are motivated to stay with their employer and actively recommend their organisation to friends more by job fulfilment than pay, according to a report by performance... More »
Chinese students who have studied in the UK have seen a “profound transformational experience” in their personal and professional lives, according to research into the... More »
The dearth of women at the top of British companies can only be addressed by introducing boardroom quotas, according to the first female general secretary of the TUC. In an... More »
More than half a million people with cancer are currently in the workforce, contributing £16 billion each year to the economy, figures that could rise to one million... More »
A Halesowen delivery driver who objected against changes in his working hours because of his diabetes has lost a compensation claim for disability discrimination. Mr Malcolm... More »
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet, state television reports. Ms Dastjerdi was also the... More »
Scotland's further education colleges look set to return to national pay and conditions, ending more than 20 years of separate contracts. Teaching union, the Educational... More »
The BBC reports that as savings and retirement investments shrink in value, some people face the prospect of having to work until they are 70. Retirement is a very daunting... More »
Studies indicate that women are becoming a majority rather than a minority and represent one of the fastest growing client segments in the U.S.—a segment that both large... More »
More than 1 million applications for apprenticeships were submitted in 2012, far more than the number of vacancies available. According to the National Apprenticeship... More »
Armed Forces reservists called up for service in Afghanistan from City jobs have been paid six-figure salaries by the Ministry of Defence for their military work, figures have... More »
Widespread use of a so-called living wage could save the government £2bn a year, according to two think tanks. The saving has been calculated by the Resolution... More »
Research from Ashridge Business School reveals an alarming mismatch between what managers and generation Y employees expect of each other in the workplace. The global survey... More »
In the US, a proposed new law signed by New Jersey Governor Christie will require many employers to post and distribute to employees a notice of their right to be free from... More »
Legal experts planning a UK Bill of Rights have said the new Bill should also include all EU laws on equality and non-discrimination. Commission chairman Sir Leigh Lewis said... More »
The US city of Livingston is facing a potential legal battle from its former community development director, who claims she was laid off because of her race and for refusing to... More »
A poll published today shows an overwhelming majority of people favour paying interns for the work they do. The poll of over 1,000 businesses by the Fair Work Commission... More »
Even though the number of people aged over 65 who are still working increased by 124,000 in 2012 compared with 2011, a report published today has found the majority of UK... More »
Harrods has paid £1,800 to an intern after she worked unpaid for three months due to being 'misclassified' as a volunteer. The London store told the Guardian it was... More »
In Augusta, Maine, Sunbury Medical Associates of Bangor, whose CEO was accused of telling the human resources director to hire only "young women with big boobs," did not... More »
A rector has refused his appointment as Bishop of Whitby because of divisions over the issue of women bishops. The Reverend Philip North last month voted against giving final... More »
A detective who publicly challenged discrimination in the Metropolitan Police was sacked yesterday for “discrediting the police service and undermining public confidence in... More »
An event designed to raise the careers aspirations of disabled school students, whether that is through an apprenticeship or a graduate job, will be held in June 2013. Firms... More »
A former court reporter who filed a county complaint against Judge Michael Sage earlier this year claiming retaliation after their nine-year affair ended has filed a sex... More »
The number of female UK directors has risen to five million compared with 4.3 million in 2007, with the increase in female directors outstripping men: 24% compared to 15%,... More »
Pensioners facing higher costs of living are working in ever greater numbers, according to a report yesterday. The number of those aged 65 or over who are still in work... More »
The Christmas break may offer no relief from workplace stress for UK workers, with 73% of people worried that work will ruin their break, according to a study published today by... More »
The UK food industry has trebled the number of apprenticeships across the country since August last year, hugely exceeding  its original target to double apprenticeships by the... More »
High earners will be around £1,000 a year worse off following the Government’s planned state pension reforms, the Pensions Minister has admitted. Under the... More »
The minister for faith has broken ranks on gay marriage to warn that David Cameron’s controversial legislation could have a string of ‘unintended consequences’. In a... More »
The proposed law changes to ensure that a daughter born to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge can succeed to the throne, should apply to titles as well, daughters of... More »
The duty to provide reasonable accommodation does not apply to an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job, according to a recent EEOC ruling.... More »
As reported yesterday, there are now more people working in the UK than ever before, according to figures released yesterday by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). It... More »
The Citizens Advice Bureau volunteer who tried to take her legal claim for the same employment rights as an employee all the way to Europe, has been stopped by the Supreme... More »
A major government programme to get people back into work has faced further setback after another major charity told the Guardian it was pulling out in response to a new policy... More »
Men who wear pink cotton shirts earn more and are better qualified than those who prefer traditional colours such as white or blue, according to a study reported in today’s HR... More »
The lack of women in executive roles is highlighted by two reports which also show compulsory quotas to install women in boardrooms have not increased their prospects of running... More »
Employers that carry out equal pay audits, offer flexible working and aim to tackle unconscious bias in their organisations are more likely to benefit from diverse workforces... More »
Employers in Surrey have created 200 apprentice places for teenagers after the county council launched a campaign. Under the scheme, businesses were each given £1,500... More »
While the plight of the disabled in China has improved significantly over the years, many still face discrimination at work, according to a report in today’s Channel News... More »
The majority (90%) of senior corporate directors believe that UK corporates are failing to do enough to promote women onto boards, yet 95% are opposed to the imposition of... More »
A lack of workplace support for musculoskeletal disorders is leaving many UK employees facing lost income, job insecurity and early retirement according to a study by The Work... More »
People Management reports that campaigners have urged the government to "activate" a part of the Equality Act that could offer employees protection from caste discrimination at... More »
In Australia, the Federal Government has announced an overhaul of anti-discrimination laws, including shifting the burden of proof to the defendant once a prima facie case has... More »
Proposed EU pension changes could cost UK employers £350 billion in additional costs, reducing GDP by an average of 1.5% per annum and cutting 180,000 jobs by the... More »
Workers in struggling European countries can only expect modest pay rises next year, while those in more emerging European markets will see wages rocket, according to pay... More »
A new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report has revealed that more women are experiencing perceived discrimination at work while pregnant than they were when the... More »
Ethnic minority women face discrimination "at every stage of the recruitment process", a report by MPs says. Today, a special report by the BBC asks what is it like finding a... More »
As reported above, a group of MPs and peers has urged the government to take steps to improve equality in employment procedures after it was revealed that many employers... More »
Hundreds more workers at factories which provide employment for disabled people are at risk of losing their jobs, the government has announced. A further 875 Remploy... More »
HR Magazine reports the Labour party contention that working families with children on £20,000 could lose £279 a year from next April, due to benefit and tax credit... More »
The GMB union staged a protest yesterday outside the head office of US coffee chain Starbucks, because it claims Starbucks is paying staff little more than the minimum wage of... More »
HR Magazine reports that The Court of Appeal yesterday reached a decision that limits the potential risks for employers who use agency staff being sued for discrimination. It... More »
The Daily Telegraph reports that George Osborne’s plans to weaken employment protections are in tatters after employers warned that most of them will not take up the new... More »
It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain... More »
All executive search firms have been urged by the business secretary, Vince Cable MP, to publish the numbers of men versus women they place in senior positions. Cable claims... More »
The pay of company executives has increased by an average of 12pc in the last financial year, more than four times that of other workers, despite the economic downturn,... More »
The growing presence of Generation Y in the labour force will lead to new ways of working, generating radical change in the way that employers handle everything from staff... More »
Discrimination is a problem faced by a quarter of newly arrived immigrants from the mainland despite a harmonious living environment among Hongkongers, a two-year survey shows.... More »
Black and minority ethnic women face "catastrophic" levels of unemployment and are discriminated against at "every stage" of the recruitment process, a group of MPs has warned.... More »
HR Magazine reports on a study that the 'Sandwich generation' – those who have to cope with raising children and caring for ageing relatives – are struggling with the... More »
Fourteen employers have been accredited under the London Healthy Workplace Charter, which is intended to set standards for improving employee health and well-being in the... More »
Women lawyers are leaving the profession as they face bullying, hostile work environments and unequal pay in the boy's club of the legal world, Victoria's equal opportunity... More »
A group of disabled people have launched a court case against a bus company they claim has discriminated against them. Darlington Association on Disability (Dad) is suing... More »
The over-50s are underestimating how long they will live and are over-optimistic about how well off they will be in their retirement, according to a report published next week... More »
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found that national women's clothing retailer Wet Seal racially discriminated against a Chester woman who had worked as a... More »
More teenagers should be encouraged to take work-based apprenticeships as an alternative to university, according to a review by entrepreneur Doug Richard. The review,... More »
HR Magazine reports that one in three females prefer a male boss, according to a survey published by officebroker.com. The survey of 800 female workers found that only 6%... More »
Under-funded pension schemes could cripple several of Britain's biggest companies and wreck pros-pects for economic recovery, a report today warns. An analysis by accountancy... More »
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a challenge on behalf of four US servicewomen against a ban on women being deployed in most combat roles. The lawsuit filed in a... More »
Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential... More »
More than 50,000 UK workers may be providing over a week's worth of care a year to look after someone with cancer, despite having a full-time job. Research by cancer support... More »
Controversial proposals giving employees tax free shares in the companies employing them in return for surrendering workplace rights are expected to be pushed through as part of... More »
West Ham's Jewish co-chairman David Gold says the club will have a "zero tolerance" approach to any supporters found to have made anti-Semitic taunts. Two Hammers fans have... More »
The pay gap between men and women has shrunk from 10.5% of men's full-time hourly earnings to 9.6%. The figures have been published today by The Office of National... More »
Three in five employers risk litigation because of their failure to meet the needs of migraine sufferers, a report by The Migraine Trust suggests. Workplace attitudes to... More »
Apprenticeships in England should last for at least a year and genuinely train someone in a new role, a key report for the government says. The Richard Review says the... More »
The government's flagship welfare-to-work programme has failed to hit its main target, official figures show. Under the scheme, firms and charities are paid to help find jobs... More »
A woman from Warrington has won her battle to prove her fiancee fathered their daughter before he was killed in Afghanistan. Because they were not married, Emma Hickman, 19,... More »
Scotland's oldest university has called for more effort to boost the attainment levels of aspiring students from poorer backgrounds. The University of St Andrews has been... More »
The firm carrying out fitness-for-work assessments for the government lacks disabled access at a quarter of its premises, MPs have heard. Employment minister Mark Hoban said... More »
David Cameron has said he is "very sad" that the Church of England rejected the introduction of women bishops. But he said Parliament had to "respect the individual... More »
There are still more than a million young people not in education, employment or training (Neet) in England, despite a dip in the numbers. Some 17% of 16 to 24-year-olds... More »
HR Magazine reports that the list launched by website Timewise jobs shows just how outdated the traditional views on part-time workers are becoming. Timewise put together... More »
A woman who suffered sexual harassment from her bosses has been awarded almost £27,000 by an employment tribunal. She was employed by J&M Services, a Dungannon courier... More »
Simply being employed – rather than the size of the salary – has the largest impact on people's wellbeing, according to a study published yesterday from the Office of... More »
Shareholder opposition to executive pay proposals is expected to hit a peak during 2013 and 2014 as a growing number of long-term incentive plans come up for renewal.... More »
The jury verdict came after a trial where Cochran, a former Miss USA, presented the claim of how she was discriminated against by producers FremantleMedia North America and The... More »
The number of employees enrolled in workplace pensions could increase up to 82%, but only half of employers have taken steps to ensure their pension arrangements meet the needs... More »
A worrying number of employers are unaware that they have a shared responsibility to ensure that employees are fit to drive if doing so in the course of their work. According... More »
Family doctors are considering striking over Government plans to cut their pay. The head of the British Medical Association, the doctors’ union, has said they will consider... More »
Bisexual and gay men are at a greater risk of economic discrimination and prejudice because of their sexual orientation, according to a new US report. Although the existing... More »
Prime minister David Cameron has today called equality impact assessments a 'bureaucratic nonsense'. Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference this... More »
A Christian man who was demoted at work for posting his opposition to gay church weddings on Facebook has won a breach of contract lawsuit against his employer. Adrian Smith... More »
The European Commission’s decision to significantly water down plans for legally-binding quotas in order to boost the number of women on company boards has met with a mixed... More »
HR Magazine reports that as the UK armed forces are projected to downsize by 20% by 2015, the commercial sector will soon see 20,000 new job applicants and the job market will... More »
Rigid career structures and inflexible long working hours are standing in the way of women progressing to board levels, according to a study published yesterday by Talking... More »
One in three people have suffered some form of bullying at work, according to a survey by One Poll. The survey, reported in HR Magazine,  revealed that 43% of those bullied... More »
Apprenticeships are a way that the UK can get talent back on tap, says head of partner development at John Lewis. Employers must appreciate just what value there is in young... More »
Over a third of UK workers are planning to take advantage of the abolition of the default retirement age and keep working past the age of 65, according to research by insurer... More »
The European Commission (EC) has approved a proposal for there to be a 40% objective for female non-executive directors on the boards of listed companies by 2020. Justice... More »
Top 100 apprenticeship employers revealed. Nov 15, 2012. One hundred of the UK's leading employers of apprentices were honoured at The Skills Show in Birmingham last night... More »
Government plans to introduce flexible parental leave have been variously described as “disappointing” and an “administrative nightmare” for employers. The... More »
Head of international operations at recruitment firm Antal, Sarah Jones, has told HR magazine that 'a lack of understanding', 'lack of trust' and 'too many regulations' as... More »
Following last week's publication of the EU Committee’s report, Women on Boards, the House of Lords yesterday debated the issue of whether the EU should impose quotas on the... More »
Plans to allow more people to work flexibly are being broadly welcomed, but lawyers are warning there could be some unintended consequences for employers and their staff. The... More »
The findings, released yesterday by vocational training organisation, City and Guilds have found that HR professionals are some of the unhappiest across the UK workforce.... More »
A former employee of the U.S. Navy has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination based on his race, gender and national origin. His argument in court has become a matter of... More »
The pay gap between men and women is at risk of widening for the first time on record, a leading pay equality campaign group warns. The Fawcett Society says that women still... More »
Birmingham City Council has revealed it will have to pay at least £757m to settle equal pay claims brought by mainly women who missed out on bonuses. Last month 174... More »
A sex discrimination claim heard in the Manchester Employment Tribunal has provided a stark reminder to Employers of their responsibilities and obligations under the Equality... More »
Military chaplains who oppose gay marriage could be disciplined or sacked, says former defence minister Gerald Howarth. He raised concerns in a letter to defence secretary... More »
Nick Clegg will set out plans on Tuesday to extend the right to flexible working to all employees, claiming that more women workers in the labour force will be critical to a... More »
A North East car dealership ordered to pay a former employee thousands of pounds after being found guilty of racial discrimination has refused to pay amid allegations of missing... More »
In Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand has launched an investigation into long-standing allegations of discrimination against outsourced workers. They claim that... More »
Executive Council convener Lam Woon-kwong is calling for legislation to protect gays from discrimination. Lam said yesterday Hong Kong is way behind other mainstream... More »
The House of Lords will recommend that the Government should oppose European Union proposals to introduce quotas for women on company boards. In its Women on Boards report... More »
Britain is to overhaul and consolidate the Territorial Army and regular forces, increasing TA numbers from 25,000 to 30,000 while cutting back on thousands of regular staff.... More »
Last year, the U.S. ranked 17th, just behind the UK and slightly ahead of Canada in the world's top places to live for women. Now, America sits at just 22nd best, behind... More »
Female tenants have the same rights to be free of sexual harassment as women in the workplace, the British Columbia Court of Appeal said in a decision that concludes such... More »
In the wake of data published today about the gender pay gap, a survey has been published by Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity, the gender and race campaigns run by... More »
A former British National Party councilor should not have been dismissed from his job because of his political beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. In a... More »
As Prime Minister David Cameron today unveils plans to recruit 1 million volunteer ‘dementia friends’, employers are told training your staff to recognise these signs is... More »
Over two-thirds (64%) of working parents with disabled children have refrained from seeking a promotion, turned down a promotion or accepted demotion in order to balance caring... More »
Employee stress is the number one health risk for businesses in the UK according to research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry.... More »
Retirement is no longer a prospect for million of British workers, according to research published today by workplace pension provider, Now Pensions. The research found that... More »
New figures released today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) reveal the true extent of the gender pay gap at executive level. The average female executive suffers a... More »
HR professionals believe women will continue to be at a disadvantage in the workplace over the next ten years, according to the report Tomorrow’s HR World published today by... More »
Campaigners have hit out at British businesses, calling it 'scandalous' that they are not forced to ensure a living wage in their overseas supply chains. They welcomed the... More »
Ed Miliband has unveiled plans to deliver a "living wage" of at least £7.45 per hour for millions of people, if Labour wins the next election. Whitehall contracts would... More »
In Kansas, Adknowledge Inc.’s former chief accounting officer, Jill Suppes, claims gender discrimination and wrongful discharge in a lawsuit that unveils the alleged salaries... More »
Cyberbullying has become as common in the workplace as "conventional" bullying, according to a study by academics from the University of Sheffield and Nottingham University.... More »
A former Citizens Advice Bureau adviser has been told to pay a total of £23,000 costs after his “scandalous” compensation claims against his previous employers and the... More »
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson came to the defense of Mark Clattenburg on Friday, saying he doesn't believe the referee directed an insult at Chelsea midfielder John... More »
Days before a scheduled trial in West Virginia, the attorney for a Charleston community center accused of firing a woman because they believed she was a lesbian has asked the... More »
Employers have reported a rise in the average age of their employees and four out of 10 expect age-related health issues to be more of a problem in the future. A survey of... More »
The BBC has appointed a third party to investigate whether complaints about sexual harassment by a journalist who later committed suicide were handled properly. The family of... More »
A major political party has refused to field a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in North Yorkshire after claiming the election process discriminates against... More »
The Coalition must stop “shooting itself in the foot” by shutting its borders to skilled immigrants, the former head of the civil service has said. Sir Gus O’Donnell,... More »
The Government wants to help boost the size of the business sector, by ensuring employee ownership is more widely understood and easier to establish. Responding to... More »
Workplace programmes aimed at decreasing hypertension could go quite a long way to improving employees' overall health, new research has suggested. A study in the Journal of... More »
Fewer than one in four people earning less than £300 a week saving into a workplace pension, according to a TUC report published today. The Trades Union Commission... More »
Fifty-four per cent of 18-24 year-olds feel their career prospects would have been better if they had studied or worked abroad, a British Council survey has found. More than... More »
In the light of the Jimmy Savile enquiries, The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has called on all of its members to report cases of sexism and sexual harassment to its... More »
Employers should bite the bullet and pay for employees to be regularly screened to detect early signs of cancer, an employee benefits consultancy has said. The call by John... More »
University and higher education staff are suffering stress levels considerably higher than most of the British working population, as long hours, intense workloads and budgetary... More »
Over 27 million working days were lost last year and of those 10.4 million were due to work-related stress, according to the annual Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics,... More »
The problem of mental illness in the UK is the "biggest unaddressed health challenge of our age", Labour leader Ed Miliband said yesterday. It "blights the lives of millions",... More »
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says there should not be a quota of black football managers in England, as candidates should be selected on "competence" alone. The Gunners boss... More »
One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a report has claimed. The proportion is much higher among waiters and bar staff, at... More »
Policymakers  have indicated that there are no plans to replace the term "being male or female" with the word "sex" in the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms which... More »
Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that 170 women and four men who worked for Britain's largest local authority will be able to bring an equal pay case through the civil courts... More »
The Law Society has warned that removing certain provisions from the Equality Act will not help employers. The warning comes after the government published a series of... More »
More than 80% of British bosses say they have a duty to help socially disadvantaged people, but hardly any are taking up the challenge, according to a new report by employment... More »
One European employee in 10 has missed work because of depression, equating to more than 21,000 working days being lost, with UK workers among the most depressed of any European... More »
Less than one-third of executives believe their companies have made good progress in promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I) relative to ethnicity, age, disability or sexual... More »
A number of UK businesses have come out in support of the decision by EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding to postpone the debate on quotas for women on company boards until... More »
O2 has joined forces with Bauer Media in launching a £5 million campaign to provide young people with up to 30,000 work experience or skills development opportunities over the... More »
In New York, a woman who worked for the National Basketball Association as a senior account executive has filed a $3 million gender discrimination lawsuit against the league.... More »
Personnel Today reports that proposed quotas aimed at increasing the numbers of women on boards across Europe have received a setback after the European Commission postponed... More »
The Supreme Court has ruled that 170 women who used to work at Birmingham City Council can proceed with equal pay claims against their former employer in the High Court. Each... More »
On Friday 2nd November, TARGETjobs Events will be holding its second ‘Women in Investment Management' event, designed specifically for female university students, in London.... More »
Employers could do much more to help working parents with their common worries, according to new research from benefits provider Edenred. The study, which asked 400 working... More »
A supportive and learning network for senior women is required to prevent them becoming "surrogate men" and adopting the leadership behaviours of the men around them, Tracey... More »
Almost half of FTSE 100 chief executives and over a third of directors received no pay increase last year, according to the 2012 directors remuneration report in FTSE 250... More »
Government proposals to raise the income trigger for pensions auto-enrolment will leave women worse off, Labour has warned. According to the Government's own consultation on... More »
A former BBC head of human resources claims he was forced out of his job after he tried to blow the whistle on sexual discrimination and harassment of women. The Daily... More »
Union chiefs have warned of a "damaging blot" on Camden Council’s equal rights record after an employment tribunal upheld a manager’s claim of direct racial discrimination.... More »
Britain's largest companies will be required to make public the number of women in senior positions under plans set out by the Government. Personnel Today reports that from... More »
The failure of the Football Association’s chairman to extend his tenure beyond his 70th birthday could leave the organisation open to legal challenge, a lawyer has warned.... More »
The Metropolitan Police’s decision to ban both officers and civilian staff from having visible tattoos could be indirectly discriminatory in certain circumstances. The... More »
A trainee hairdresser whose boss offered her £10,000 for sex has won her claim of harassment. Maryam Mashayekhi's married manager Christopher Story made the indecent... More »
Personnel Today reports that lawyers have criticised the Government's intention to "water down" discrimination law by removing legislation on third-party harassment, claiming... More »
A report published in The Lancet says one in four quizzed by researchers claimed they were so convinced their depression would stop them getting a job that they chose not to... More »
A senior nurse who won a £115,000 claim for racial discrimination and unfair dismissal against North Cumbria Acute Hospitals has been sacked from another job. Dr Sarina... More »
The biggest barriers to work for single parents are childcare costs and a shortage of flexible and well-paid enough jobs, a study has revealed. According to research... More »
Young black men have experienced the sharpest rise in unemployment since the coalition came to power, with more than one in four of all black 16-24 year olds (26 per cent)... More »
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, doesn't have to face class-action gender-discrimination claims in a federal court lawsuit in Texas, a judge ruled.... More »
A police dog handler has won £9,000 for 'injury to feelings' at a tribunal after being separated from the dog she had trained. PC Katherine Keohane was also awarded... More »
The proposed employment law reforms being shaped by Vince Cable, who recently sought to emphasise his opposition to a ‘hire and fire culture', will only lead to a rash of... More »
Women from the voluntary sector are being overlooked for corporate board roles, despite having relevant skills and experience, reports Personnel Today. This is according to... More »
Istat (the Italian Institute of Statistics) has published its Italian labour force survey for the second quarter of 2012. The youth unemployment rate currently sits at around... More »
The former deputy chief fire officer of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service was handed a £250,000 payoff amid claims she suffered sexual discrimination, it has... More »
Fathers could get 12 months of parental leave after the birth of their baby, if the mother returns to employment after two weeks 'under' family-friendly laws to be announced by... More »
Over half a million low-paid workers could lose thousands of pounds in employer pension contributions if ministers go ahead with plans to raise the earnings trigger for people... More »
In Johannesburg, a complaint has been laid with the Commission for Gender Equality asking it to investigate "what appears to be gender discrimination" in the appointment of... More »
Parents will be able to share maternity leave and pay under family-friendly laws to be announced by David Cameron and Nick Clegg this month. Fathers will be able to take... More »
Financial services organisations topped the charts this year in terms of accolades for promoting race diversity and equality in the workplace. Business in the Community's Race... More »
Less stigma is being attached to mental health issues than a year ago following a number of TV and press campaigns and celebrities talking openly about their conditions,... More »
The Government will repeal provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that make employers liable for the harassment of their staff by third parties, reports Personnel Today.... More »
National Union of Journalists (NUJ) general secretary Michelle Stainstreet condemned sexism and harassment at work and urged the Government and media employers to acknowledge... More »
The Government announced yesterday that it would remove the third-party harassment provisions from the Equality Act 2010. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills... More »
A firm is hoping to reopen Remploy's Wrexham factory which closed this summer with the loss of 40 jobs. Disability Employment, based in Stoke-on-Trent, wants to use it to... More »
Marketing still struggles to represent the multicultural diversity of the UK - but media research needs to up its game too, according to a new report by the Institute of... More »
At their annual event in Harrogate, Delegates at the Women's Business Forum's conference have rejected the idea of introducing female quotas for boardroom posts. 82 per cent of... More »
Small businesses have been warned they are risking potential lawsuits by placing too much emphasis on information they find out about employees' private lives on social media,... More »
Former military personnel face "discrimination" from councils who refuse to prioritise them on housing waiting lists, a minister has said. Conservative Eric Pickles told his... More »
Today is the 20th annual World Mental Health Day – and this year the theme is "Depression: A Global Crisis." According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), depression... More »
Female police chiefs face falling off a "glass cliff" by being promoted into positions they "cannot succeed in", a senior policewoman has warned. Ch Supt Joanna Young, of... More »
The Chancellor’s plans to enable staff to sell employment rights in exchange for company shares could be open to abuse by unscrupulous employers, experts have warned.... More »
The stigma of mental illness often has a greater impact on people's employment prospects than physical disability or illness, Australian researchers reported today in Mental... More »
In Texas, three former employees with Total Vein Solutions LLC claim each of them was fired because of race, recent court documents say. Diane Doyle, Paul Martinez and... More »
Employees will be asked to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for shares in their company and tax-free gains, under a new "owner-employee" employment contract... More »
Maternity leave should be scrapped as it holds back women’s progress in the workplace, the boss of a right-wing think tank has controversially suggested. Sheila Lawlor,... More »
A recruitment industry trade body has challenged Labour leader, Ed Miliband, to clarify his recent attack of the recruitment industry. Speaking at the Labour Party... More »
Victoria's police chief has been accused of victimising his own officers by forcing them to wage a legal battle against his new dress code while off-duty and out of uniform.... More »
The latest research from SHL reveals that UK women rank fifth in the world for leadership potential, yet only 20% of women in the UK are represented in leadership roles.... More »
Carillion, the outsourcing giant, has been accused of racial discrimination by Asian-origin hospital workers who claim they were told by white managers to give gold watches,... More »
Colour blindness affects millions of people in the UK (8 per cent of the male population and 0.5 per cent of the female population) but a more sensitive test is beginning to... More »
John Terry's defence against claims he racially abused Anton Ferdinand was "improbable, implausible, contrived", according to the Football Association panel which found him... More »
The BBC still struggles to promote women and needs to do more to counter ageism, Caroline Thomson, the corporation's former chief operating officer has revealed. Thomson,... More »
More than one in four HR directors in Britain admit they have no formal policy to manage stress or anxiety, research has found. Other studies, meanwhile, are highlighting... More »
A Jersey discrimination law should be made public by the end of the year, but it will only stop people being treated unfairly because of their race. The rules on age, gender,... More »
In the US, three Tennessee women and long-time employees of Walmart have filed a class action lawsuit against the discount retailer, claiming they were denied promotions because... More »
Labour leader, Ed Miliband, used his keynote speech yesterday at the Labour party conference in Manchester to unveil education and apprenticeship reforms aimed at helping the... More »
Financial services firms in the City of London are facing a challenge to lower employee salary expectations, which are out of sync with the new era of austerity expected in the... More »
Women public sector workers will be the biggest losers under government plans for 'postcode' regional pay, a study revealed yesterday. The GMB union said 65% of public sector... More »
Both male and female corporate directors were found to be in striking alignment on economic challenges facing their companies – but differ sharply when it comes to board... More »
The independent regulator for corporate governance, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced amendments to the UK Corporate Governance Code, which came into effect... More »
Over 5,000 council workers will receive pay rises from Wolverhampton City Council, as it introduces a new pay structure under its Single Status agreement. Under the new... More »
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said that the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) have had a limited impact on the use of temporary workers, despite warnings... More »
British workers are the most likely to be diagnosed with depression in Europe, a survey reported in HR Magazine has found. The Impact of Depression in the Workplace in... More »
Direct and indirect age discrimination, harassment and victimisation will be unlawful when providing services and when carrying out public functions, according to provisions of... More »
Today is the first anniversary of the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), aimed at improving employment terms and conditions for agency workers in the UK.... More »
A rise in the earnings of the lowest paid workers has come into effect  today. These include an increase in the UK minimum wage from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour. The... More »
One in 10 workers has taken time off because of depression, a poll of 7,000 people in seven European countries has found. The Mori survey was carried out for the European... More »
Fear of causing offence to colleagues by saying something politically incorrect can damage working relationships and actually hamper attempts at inclusion, research has found.... More »
Only a minority of organisations are strategically committed to employee wellbeing, a survey claims. The online survey of almost 200 senior HR professionals: Health and... More »
A huge three out of five UK workers claim to have been bullied at some point by their boss, while 30% say they are experiencing such behaviour right now. According to a poll... More »
An explosive federal discrimination suit claims that a high-level Department of Education office is run like a frat house, with a top official rating some female staffers as... More »
Pay settlements are edging closer to inflation levels, but only because inflation is falling, reports HR research company, XpertHR. In the three months to the end of August... More »
Following Maria Miller’s (Minister for Disabled People) announcement that 27 of Remploy’s factories are to close, MBF are offering a mentoring service covering many parts of... More »
Increasing numbers of UK workers are suffering excessive pressure in their job as they work longer hours than ever – and the situation isn’t expected to change any time... More »
In the US, Legislation introduced last week by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen) seeks to bring nondiscrimination language to the court system, prohibiting the exclusion of individuals from... More »
Almost half of the bosses of the UK's biggest companies failed to secure a rise in their salaries this year during the "shareholder spring" move against excessive boardroom pay.... More »
People Management reports that Business in the Community (BITC) has launched a new benchmark which will measure all FTSE 100 companies according to how they manage employee... More »
Middle age starts much later than previously thought - at the age of 55, research suggests. And Britons do not see themselves as elderly until they are nudging 70, the survey... More »
HR Magazine reports that financial companies may not be that popular among the general public, but they are the best places to work if you have caring responsibilities,... More »
The former head of the Territorial Army has called for financial incentives and the tightening of UK legislation in a bid to prevent employers from routinely discriminating... More »
Long-term sick, the disabled and students are more likely to be employed by small businesses, according to a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The report:... More »
Today is the closing day of the department for business innovation and skills (BIS) consultation exercise on executive remuneration reporting requirements, launched in March.... More »
UK men typically earn between £4907 and £7491 annually more than women, according to a survey reported by HR Magazine.. The salary survey was carried out by... More »
A senior member of the Royal College of General Practitioners is under investigation after telling medical students that they should act in a less “overtly gay” fashion in... More »
The Government is failing in its attempt to make the employment tribunal system more efficient and cost-effective and to drastically reduce the number of claims made, according... More »
New research from the CIPD suggests that the majority (roughly 60%) of UK employers don’t offer any routes into their organisations for non-graduates. Launched at a DWP... More »
An eminent gay professor at Royal Holloway College has claimed that he was victimised at his university after flagging up pay inequality among his male and female colleagues.... More »
Muslims, pagans and members of Christian sects such as Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses are most likely to experience "substantial" unfair treatment because of their beliefs –... More »
The latest Ministry of Justice employment tribunal statistics show that the median compensation payout for unfair dismissal is just £4,560 and only 2% of unfair dismissal... More »
In New York, Deutsche Bank has been hit with a retaliation lawsuit after terminating a seasoned vice president who last year sued the bank for gender discrimination, claiming... More »
The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that employers will be given "wage incentives" worth £2,275 for every unemployed young person they hire, aiming to fill 160,000... More »
Three-quarters of UK employees who engaged with their employee share ownership plan were more motivated and committed to their employer, showed a study released today. HR... More »
Although up to 140,000 people die each year due to lack of access to first aid, about half of all UK employers have no formal processes in place to assess workers' needs in an... More »
In Maine, US, a judge heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a discrimination case filed against the Orono School Department by the parents of a transgender student. Attorneys... More »
A former trainee police officer is suing Strathclyde Police over claims she was discriminated against because of her age and gender. Claire Simpson, 21, alleges as the youngest... More »
After the coalition government's pledge that all employees should have the right to flexible working, a report by the Flexible Working Commission, released today, suggests there... More »
A worrying two thirds of employers believe that the government’s ‘protected conversation’ proposals will lead to abuse, acting as a smokescreen for threats and bullying... More »
In the US, Richmond is being sued by eight employees who claim the city hasn't addressed complaints that one of its departments discriminates against black workers. The... More »
The European commission has conceded its plans to force mandatory quotas for women on EU company boards have run into stiff British-led resistance that could wreck the idea.... More »
Speaking in today’s HR Magazine, Paul Farmer of Mind notes that last week gave UK employer’s two significant bits of news to chew on. Parliament moved a step closer to... More »
Employers need more encouragement and support to take on young people and reverse the youth unemployment trend, warns CIPD, in research published today. The research,... More »
In Ireland, a female secondary school teacher has been awarded €75,000 after she was dismissed for complaining about alleged sexual harassment by male pupils. The teacher... More »
Vince Cable’s so- called tribunal system “shake up” has sparked disagreement among lawyers as to how significant the impact on employers is likely to be, reports HR Zone.... More »
Being under stress at work but not having the power to change the situation increases the risk of a heart attack or death from coronary heart disease, researchers have found.... More »
A group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak "English only" won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California... More »
South Africa is putting in place plans to employ people with disabilities, especially as sign language interpreters, Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa has announced. Mthethwa... More »
New research from the University of Essex has shown that the ethnic pay gap in Britain has widened over the past two decades in favour of white workers – though this is likely... More »
Business Secretary Vince Cable has proposed a cut in how much workers can claim for unfair dismissal at employment tribunals. He will consult on plans to cut the limit on... More »
Business secretary Vince Cable is to announce later today the Government’s response to the Beecroft report on employment law reform, published by venture capitalist Adrian... More »
In the US, Bank of America does not yet have to face the race-discrimination claims that currently plague its Merrill Lynch subsidiary, the 7th Circuit ruled. Financial... More »
The Mental Health Discrimination Bill will get its second reading in the house on Friday (14 September) and if voted through, will put an end to outdated laws which interfere... More »
A report released by Regus shows that by 2020, Generation Y will comprise over 50% of the workforce, while baby boomers will have declined to just 23& - with major impact on how... More »
In Australia, new federal laws surrounding workplace equality, likely to be passed in Canberra this week, aim to give more men the option of becoming the primary carer when they... More »
Chinese officials and experts yesterday urged resolute action to help the country's 250 million migrants gain access to public services and welfare in cities and create a fairer... More »
In Charleston, W.Va.  a public employee who received a $75,000 settlement in 2008 after threatening to sue the state for sexual discrimination and workplace retaliation is now... More »
In the US, a Hooters resttaurant in the Fresh Meadows neighborhood of Queens is being sued for racial discrimination after a Korean-American customer dining at the restaurant... More »
Financial services firms have taken the first three slots in a league table ranking the UK’s best employers for work experience placements and internships, with professional... More »
Almost three in five lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) women in finance worldwide have been made uncomfortable by jokes or statements in the past two years, according to... More »
Only 39% of full and part-time employees are aware of auto-enrolment, according to a report published yesterday by insurer Scottish Widows. Awareness levels are even lower among... More »
In India, the Rajasthan government, which received laurels from the United Nations for formulating a comprehensive state disability policy, had to face a sharp criticism from... More »
Christians cannot claim that they have suffered religious discrimination at work if they have the freedom to resign and look for another job, a British-government lawyer told... More »
Two women police officers have been fired after a conversation in which one of them compared black people to gorillas and monkeys. The racist chat involving Special Constable... More »
HR Magazine’s Diversity Survey has shown that diversity decision-makers in the UK are paying lip service to diversity strategy, but they are not following this through with... More »
The European Parliament has postponed a hearing for a nominee to the European Central Bank's executive board over the lack of women in top posts. Luxembourg banker Yves... More »
The UK Government has reacted strongly to a proposal by the EU commission to have more women in the boardroom. The Government proposes a voluntary quota of 25% for women in... More »
Mental health in the workplace is something that many employers struggle with and continues to be a taboo subject. The recent case of Crisp v Iceland Foods Ltd ET/1604478/11 is... More »
Public, private and not-for-profit organisations have been shortlisted for a Special Award in this year’s Top Employers for Working Families. Nationwide finalists from the... More »
Incoming department for work and pensions (DWP) employment minister Mark Hoban is to give improved support to young people looking for work. The MP for Fareham and former... More »
Directors of the country's top companies have built up pension pots worth an average £4.3 million each, according to a new study. An analysis by the TUC of the pension... More »
The European Commission could fine companies that fail to reserve at least 40pc of their non-executive board seats for women, under plans being drawn up. The EU is... More »
Female representation on the boards of Europe's largest companies has doubled during the past eight years, with 16% of these posts now held by women, up from 8% in 2004.... More »
The European Court of Human Rights, in Strasbourg, today heard the cases of four British people who claim that they lost their jobs as a result of discrimination against their... More »
The minister for disabled people Maria Miller has launched a business guide aimed at making more firms aware of the £80 billion potential spending power of disabled people... More »
New research commissioned by Regus suggests that two in five professionals (39%) able to work from locations other than the company’s main offices for at least half the week.... More »
The number of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers for discrimination, ADA violations, and unfair labour practices is on the rise in the US, and retail industry... More »
Increases in the state pension age will lead to the creation of a new “limbo zone” in which many workers are too young to draw their pension but too old and infirm to work.... More »
Disabled workers at Remploy sites in Glasgow and Chesterfield in Derbyshire have launched a five-day strike. It follows a series of UK-wide strikes over the closure of many... More »
The Guardian reports that government has drawn up plans to withdraw £71 a week from sick and disabled benefit claimants if they fail to take steps to get back into the... More »
Fry's Electronics will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit from the federal government -- one of the largest of its kind -- alleging that the retailer retaliated against a... More »
A housing association has been accused of discriminating against a woman taking maternity leave. Seble Alemu told a London employment tribunal this week that 14,000-home One... More »
Wasabi the sushi retailer has, for the first time, introduced a pension and benefits package to its UK employees. HR Magazine reports that Wasabi has introduced a... More »
A government agency in Brazil has granted the full allotment of “maternity” leave to a gay man who has adopted a child in a civil partnership. Lucimar da Silva requested... More »
An Australian woman who launched a $1 million lawsuit against her former employer amid claims she was bullied and sexually harassed at work has settled out of court. Former... More »
Young people leaving education with no job to go to will be made to do three months' full-time unpaid work experience with charities and social enterprises or have their... More »
LGBT Youth Scotland have hit back at comments made by the Catholic Church in Scotland saying schools should teach that same-sex marriage is dangerous. As the ‘war’ over... More »
A leading supermarket chain in Australia has come under fire for a job advert that advised 'no Indians or Asians' should apply. Coles supermarket was slammed after the... More »
In the US, a federal appeals court on August 27 reinstated a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by a worker who said his sleep disorder and related medical problems meant... More »
One in two employers is under prepared for evacuations in the workplace and wheelchair users and the mobility-impaired are most at risk from being unable to make a safe escape,... More »
The concept of a single glass ceiling is an “outdated model and no longer reflects the realities of modern working life for women”, according to Ernst & Young. A survey... More »
HR Magazine reports that the Government will increase awareness among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of the benefits of apprenticeships, and make support for small... More »
A US federal appeals court ruled on Monday that former employees of The Boeing Co. failed to demonstrate a pattern of age discrimination in the wake of the 2005 sale of its... More »
Devon and Cornwall police officers who argue they were not properly consulted about being forced to retire after 30 years of service have had their claims rejected by an... More »
The majority of hourly workers around the world, including 63% in the UK, believe their employer has violated laws or rules governing overtime in their region according to a... More »
Supermarket giant Coles is at the centre of a row after an ad for cleaners at one of its stores in Hobart stipulated no Asians and no Indians. Coles says the ad was placed... More »
An award-winning BBC producer who lost compensation claims for discrimination because of age and beliefs has been told to pay £10,000 costs after being accused of failing... More »
As GCSE results are released nationwide yesterday, Hilton Worldwide launched its Hilton Apprenticeship Academy, creating more than 100 opportunities for individuals to learn the... More »
Two-fifths (43%) of organisations that tried out flexible working schemes during the Olympics, such as allowing staff to work from home or altering hours, say that they are... More »
The U.S. Department of Justice has resolved a discrimination claim against a Niles-based company. MicroLink Devices was accused of posting online job notices with citizenship... More »
Working women face not just one but multiple glass ceilings, with the biggest barriers to career progression comprising age and motherhood. According to a survey of 1,000 UK... More »
Work placement and internship programmes should always include an element of formal training according to a poll of HR directors and learning and development decision makers by... More »
More than three quarters of bosses (78%) say they are either unaware or won’t be making use of the government’s Youth Contract scheme, according to the Recruitment and... More »
Workplace relationships in the UK appear to have plumbed new depths, with large numbers of employees complaining about everything from abuse of power to nepotism and bullying.... More »
The finance director of the now defunct All Wales Ethnic Minority Association has won his claim for unfair dismissal, after raising concerns about financial mismanagement and... More »
Pensions experts have suggested the Government is flexing its muscles to introduce a flat rate state pension, following its announcement yesterday that amount of state pension... More »
As legislation is passed in some US states to prevent employers asking for people’s passwords, a survey by recruiter Barker Ross shows people in the UK are not willing to give... More »
Retail employees are happier with their compensation, manager and job security than peers in other industries according to a survey by consultancy ETS from over 540,000 workers... More »
One in five unemployed young people claim that finding a job in the next year is 'unachievable', according to a Prince's Trust and RBS report released alongside the launch of... More »
The GMB has said the new Local Government Pension Scheme 2014 proposals represent a fair and balanced outcome, which means the pension scheme will remain affordable and... More »
In the US, the popular fast food chain Dunkin' Donuts is being sued by franchise owners for discriminating against minorities, specifically African Americans and Indians.... More »
In Ontario, seven older women have filed a human rights complaint against Metro stores and the country's largest product demonstration company, alleging they were let go from... More »
A tribunal has struck out a claim of belief discrimination from a violinist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) who was disciplined after publically protesting against... More »
FTSE-100 chief executives' earnings growth has slowed down to 8.5% at the median, although the average rise of 14% signals that a minority continued to receive substantial... More »
The head of Sainsbury's has attacked government plans to make temporarily extended Sunday trading hours permanent. Chief executive Justin King said: "Maintaining Sunday's... More »
Auditors have found "weaknesses" in the contract between the government and Atos, the private firm paid to carry out fit-to-work medical assessments, according to the BBC.... More »
The Government is failing in its pledge to rebalance the economy, which is now more dependent than ever on financial services, according to the latest TUC economy report... More »
An academic has brought a claim against an NHS trust in Manchester and a leading public sector union after his invitation to run a workshop was withdrawn on allegedly... More »
The Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has paid tribute to the role pragmatic health and safety played in planning and delivering a successful Olympic Games.... More »
Yesterday in Ohio a five-man, three-woman jury returned a verdict in a gender discrimination and retaliation suit against Christ Academy. The jury determined there wasn't... More »
Nominet, the company that runs the .uk domain registry, faces a bill of £101,000 plus untold costs for discriminating against its former legal and policy director, Emily... More »
Employers may have to assess the psychological health of their staff if considering whether to make any of them redundant in future, according to draft European Union proposals.... More »
Rio Ferdinand's disciplinary case with the Football Association has taken place in secret and the defender is now waiting to hear whether his "choc ice" reference to Ashley Cole... More »
A former Disneyland restaurant employee in the United States is suing Walt Disney Co for harassment and religious discrimination. Imane Boudlal, a 28-year-old Muslim... More »
The abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), together with the chancellor, George Osborne’s, decision to link the state pension age (SPA) with longevity expectations,... More »
New research from Aviva suggests that just 20% of employers feel equipped to offer their employees rehabilitation support following long-term illness. This comes at a time... More »
The percentage of male trainee primary school teachers in England has gone up considerably over the past four years, according to statistics from the Teaching Agency (TA), a... More »
State labor regulators have reached an $100,000 settlement with defunct restaurant chain Typhoon Inc. and owner Bongoj "Bo" Kline, resolving charges that they discriminated... More »
As widely reported in the weekend's press, the Government is discussing the possibility of lifting Sunday Trading regulations after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Under... More »
Laws to protect the rights of up to 30,000 reservists may be needed if the British army is to adapt to the latest sweeping reforms. Seventeen units and up to 20,000 posts are... More »
Birmingham City Council is reported to have paid out £110,057 to teachers and other school staff as compensation for discriminating against them – including their age, race,... More »
The South African government is to introduce draft legislation aimed at enforcing gender equality both in the public and private sector and those who do not comply will face... More »
The UK is lagging behind countries of similar wealth in getting people over the age of 50 into work – and the recession is widening the gap between nations, a major report... More »
Over half of the UK's mobile workers (54%) think blanket connectivity on the move would significantly shorten their working day, but don't believe it would improve their work... More »
A women-only industrial city dedicated to female workers is to be constructed in Saudi Arabia to provide a working environment that is in line with the kingdom's strict customs.... More »
A veteran U.S. law enforcement official has filed a blockbuster discrimination lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, charging she pushed him aside to... More »
A woman has lost a compensation claim for sex discrimination after complaining she lost her job because she was pregnant. Jody Baskervill had been employed for several months... More »
A business is bussing in inmates from an open prison 21 miles away and paying them only £3 a day to work in its call centre, reports the Guardian.. The Ministry of... More »
A human rights charity is threatening to sue the privacy watchdog unless it takes immediate action on behalf of thousands of blacklisted construction workers in a scandal that... More »
A second federal lawsuit alleging widespread race discrimination at Interpublic Group is being readied and could be brought against the ad holding company as soon as next week,... More »
The British Army has launched the first of three recruitment videos - Slough to Soldier: Why I joined the Army. These have been created by potential candidates and examine... More »
A judicial review judgment, ruling that Department for Work and Pensions schemes to help unemployed people get work are not slave labour, means the department can continue to... More »
A County Londonderry woman has been awarded £7,500 after a tribunal found she had suffered discrimination because of her disability. Margaret Mary O'Neill, 31, from... More »
Tower Hamlets Council is enabling its entire workforce of more than 4,000 personnel to work from any location, using any computing device, as part of its 'Smarter Working'... More »
Contractors bidding to work for Surrey County Council are being asked to hire apprentices in an effort to combat the high number of young people currently not in education,... More »
Employers in the UK have the lowest cost per employee per annum anywhere in Western Europe, according to Towers Watson’s annual Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report. The... More »
Jack Osbourne has called for his fans to boycott NBC following the network's decision to axe him from his new show on learning of his diagnosis with multiple sclerosis. The... More »
Australia's hotel industry has been rocked by a court ruling that a prostitute was illegally discriminated against by a motel owner who refused to rent her a room to work from.... More »
Government back-to-work schemes that require jobseekers to work in unpaid work-experience placements have been ruled lawful, after an unemployed graduate took her case to the... More »
Young Scots between the age of 16 and 24 working across Scotland’s pubs, hotels and restaurants are being given the chance to take a ‘MAP Year’ to enhance their career... More »
A London-based retailer forced a Muslim employee to resign after she wore a headscarf to work, because it wanted to retain its "trendy" image, an employment tribunal has ruled.... More »
Former RCMP officer Valerie MacLean is the latest of hundreds of current and former female Mounties who have come forward from across Canada to join a class-action lawsuit... More »
The total compensation awarded in discrimination cases in 2011 reached a record high of just under £9 million, primarily due to two NHS cases that paid out nearly... More »
Young people are suffering from a "wages crisis" as well as a jobs crisis, according to research showing the under-30s have suffered much deeper pay cuts than older workers.... More »
Gillingham Football Club intends to contest an employment tribunal ruling that found it guilty of racial victimisation and unfair dismissal against sacked striker, Mark... More »
Kathleen Mason, who lost her job as the CEO of a Dallas-based retailer, claims through her lawyer that her dismissal had nothing to do with poor performance and everything to do... More »
Over the past six years, companies with at least some female board representation outperformed those with no women on the board in terms of share price performance, according to... More »
Atos, the firm that runs the work capability assessment designed to encourage people to move off benefits and into employment, has won contracts worth more than £400m to... More »
The number of workers reporting unreasonable levels of stress is more than three times higher if their working hours were inflexible, according to research by the Kenexa High... More »
In the US, a veteran State Police trooper who said he was retaliated against after complaining the division failed to appropriately investigate claims such as racial... More »
A mother has lost the disability discrimination case lodged against Amazon in a bid to fulfil the wish of her dying son, a former employee of the online retailer. David... More »
A footballer has been suspended after an abusive homophobic message was sent to Olympic diver Tom Daley. Daniel Thomas, 28, will be the subject of an internal investigation... More »
Around 5% of all cancer deaths in the UK can be attributed to work-related diseases, research has suggested, with causes including exposure to diesel engine exhaust fumes,... More »
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. will pay $20,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over the... More »
A former Royal Mail postal worker who was sacked after complaining about colleagues' racism has been awarded compensation at an employment tribunal. The Manchester tribunal... More »
Banking company Santander is piloting an apprenticeship scheme with 50 apprentices being recruited into the bank and a further 100 internal vacancies offered as apprenticeships... More »
Salaries for temporary workers are not declining despite job market uncertainty, according to a report by Office Angels featured in today’s HR Magazine. The recruiter... More »
A TUC survey claims that  despite laws which say employers must give their staff personal protective equipment (PPE) free of charge, more than one in five workers pay for it... More »
A black footballer's dismissal by his club was unfair racial victimisation, a tribunal has ruled. Mark McCammon, 33, claimed Gillingham FC refused him treatment for an... More »
As media and shareholder scrutiny of top pay gathers pace, non-executive directors (NEDs) at the UK companies have agreed "executive reward is too high", according to a study by... More »
Automatic enrolment could almost double private pension income by the time people now starting work reach their retirement, DWP research published in HR Magazine has shown.... More »
British bookmaking company William Hill is set to share a £3.5 million payout with its staff. As many as 700 William Hill employees that joined a three-year sharesave... More »
FTSE 100 firms will soon be ranked on how well they report on staff engagement and wellbeing after research revealed a "critical link" between effective HR management and... More »
Public pressure is helping drive a gradual shift on pay for senior corporate executives, according to one of the UK's most influential investors. Standard Life Investments... More »
Shift workers are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than day workers, research suggests. An analysis of studies involving more than 2m workers in the... More »
A Los Angeles jury has returned a verdict of $3.5 million against drug store chain Rite Aid Corp. in a disability discrimination case. Martha Palma had been a store manager... More »
Employers are leaving workers unaware of how to deal with stressful situations like sexism or racism in the workplace by failing to provide them with the guidance they need.... More »
A Firefighter who claimed he was a victim of sexual discrimination because he was told to get his long locks chopped has lost his case. Ian Holdsworth also took his employers,... More »
Yesterday, one day after a female Saudi Arabian judo player arrived in London – under strict instructions from national Olympic officials to compete "wearing suitable... More »
Almost three years and 330 pounds later, a Houston man who weighed almost 700 pounds at the time he was fired from his job has won a $55,000 disability claim. The U.S. Equal... More »
Young disabled people are set to benefit from a new wage incentive, launched by the minister for Disabled People, Maria Miller. HR Magazine reports that from this week,... More »
A model turned teacher who claims racist notes and pictures were put in his staff pigeonhole is suing his former school for over £100,000. Haresh Sood, 35, says a... More »
From athletes complaining about 'racist' selection criteria to media speculating unfairly on the fitness of triple gold medalist swimmer Leisel Jones, Australian Olympic team... More »
An Egyptian-born FBI agent who claims he was given menial tasks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington because of his national origin can proceed with his... More »
The number of women in the boardrooms of the UK's top companies has increased by 4% in the past year, according to business secretary Vince Cable. This week marks the first... More »
The Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion recognised the major strides made by The Metropolitan Police, with Trevor Phillips, the outgoing chair of the Equality &... More »
The UK's first national subjective wellbeing study, published this week, highlights the positive effect of having a job on people's 'happiness', reports HR Magazine. The... More »
In the US, a former branch manager for UBS AG's financial services unit has lost a gender discrimination case against the company in which she sought as much as $14 million in... More »
Parents, early years professionals and others with an interest in childcare are today being urged to come forward with their ideas to help improve the accessibility and... More »
At the weekend, civil servants in Whitehall began a programme of flexible working that could last for up to seven weeks in order to avoid travel disruption and crowds during the... More »
A courtroom battle pitting age against TV ratings erupted in a Manhattan courtroom yesterday as an award-winning news director claimed she was fired for being old. Karen... More »
Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space, has died aged 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, her foundation says. "Sally's historic flight... More »
The founder of the 30% Club and CEO of Newton Investment Management, Helena Morrissey, will give evidence to the House of Lords Committee looking at gender balance on company... More »
Workers at Remploy factories around Wales on Friday joined the first of two 24-hour strikes across the UK over plans to shut factories. In Wales at least 183 jobs are... More »
With less than five days to go until the Olympics begin, employers are bracing themselves for commuting chaos. Some experts have predicted there will be as many as 3.3 million... More »
A group of white Ontario correctional officers was barred from attending a government conference on anti-racism and diversity in the workplace, documents obtained by QMI Agency... More »
Samantha Rippington, an elite female canoeist from Reading, will today launch a High Court challenge to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG's) refusal to... More »
A Transgender pupil had to show her headmaster a copy of the Equality Act before he allowed her to sit a GCSE exam while wearing girls' clothes. Ashlyn Parram, 16, turned up... More »
Rampant ageism has failed to get the attention it deserves during debate over the Equality Act, the former Attorney General of Bermuda, Phil Perinchief, has claimed.... More »
The judge in a sex discrimination case that's rocked Silicon Valley's staid venture capital world ruled on Friday that Ellen Pao -- the junior partner who claims venerable... More »
The news that Marissa Mayer, the new chief executive of Yahoo, was appointed while six months pregnant has prompted a flurry of reaction. But how significant is the appointment... More »
Sports governing bodies from Japan and Australia are being skewered following complaints that male Olympic athletes flew business class to the London Games, while the women sat... More »
The Winnipeg News reports that after beating cancer, James Ford was eager to re-enter the workforce and resume an active business life. But the Alberta man's nearly four decades... More »
Two separate lawsuits alleging racial discrimination have been filed in federal court in New York, against Bank of America and investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald . Jack... More »
In today's Daily Telegraph, Simon Walker (Director-General of the Institute of Directors) argues that working relationships, like marriages, sometimes break down and end in... More »
In the US, a non-union Chicago-area construction worker has filed a federal charge against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and two of its local affiliate unions for... More »
Two former cocktail waitresses have filed a federal lawsuit against Parx Casino, in Bensalem, claiming that they were demoted when they became pregnant, reports the PhillyNews..... More »
In a TV documentary, Addison Lee, the minicab and chauffeur business, has trialed a revolutionary babies in the office scheme, allowing employees who would otherwise be on... More »
Four in 10 women police officers have considered leaving the force because of low morale, a survey has suggested. Female officers cited reasons including lack of flexible... More »
The annual report from Acas says that demand for its pre-claim conciliation service has risen by one-third (34%) in 2011/12, meaning that Acas pre-claim conciliation dealt with... More »
Australian Olympic shooter Russell Mark is fuming after learning that gay couples will be allowed to share beds at the London Games while he will be prevented from rooming with... More »
The Government has confirmed the fees that will be charged for using the employment tribunal system, following a consultation on their introduction. The Government said the... More »
HR Magazine reports that the high profile racism case involving John Terry highlights how football can often operate very differently from the rest of society when it comes to... More »
In Iowa, a doctor fired from his job at Woodward Resource Center after eight days on the job has been awarded $340,000 by a Polk County jury in an age-discrimination case.... More »
In Australia, the Fair Work Ombudsman is taking a Victorian aged care facility operator to court for allegedly discriminating against an employee when she attempted to return to... More »
Acas and the Equality Human Rights Commission have published a guide to help employers understand the rights of women who are pregnant or on maternity leave when facing... More »
Government ministers and the most senior judge in England and Wales were greeted on Thursday by letters from cleaners asking to be paid a living wage. Over 150 cleaners from... More »
The boss of National Grid was yesterday publicly accused of ruining the fledgling career of a female employee because of a failure to satisfy his "sexual demands". The... More »
A Channel 4 television programme that challenged the employees of a plumbing company to share how much they earn with each other has been slammed by a legal expert. During... More »
Unemployment among women aged 50 to 64 has risen 39% in two years compared with a 5% rise for all over-16s – and middle-aged women are by far the worst hit by the recession... More »
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will "change the law" to allow people to wear religious symbols in the workplace, after he was asked during today's Prime Minister's... More »
Mr Justice Underhill, former president of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, has presented his recommendations for reforming employment tribunal procedures. They include... More »
If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a baby girl tomorrow she would go on to be Queen, Nick Clegg has confirmed. A daughter for William and Kate would succeed to the throne... More »
A British Airways steward, who was banned from flying after he fell ill after eating an in-flight mushroom risotto, has won more than £8,500 in a legal battle with the... More »
A female driving test examiner has been awarded £9,000 compensation for sex discrimination. Frances Colvin (47), from Moneymore, Co Derry, took action against the... More »
Employers could be losing vital skills from the workforce because they are failing to provide guidance to employees in the run-up to retirement, insurance and investment firm... More »
Oil giant BP is paying $5.4 million to settle claims that some of its contractors refused to hire women to help clean up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Equal Employment... More »
A Grimsby crane operator has been awarded £38,000 in compensation after the firm he worked for refused to make it easy for him to return to work after having part of his... More »
For the first time, a woman is set to lead Britain's Trade Union Congress. The TUC has confirmed that Frances O'Grady is to become its next general secretary, taking over... More »
The InterLaw Diversity Forum survey of lawyers and non-lawyers shows that Diversity programmes are not having the desired affect. As The Lawyer reports today, the authors of... More »
The Irish Minister for Justice & Equality, Alan Shatter, has rejected claims he will undermine the independence of the proposed Human Rights and Equality Commission with his... More »
The new BBC director-general, George Entwistle, has told Miriam O'Reilly, the presenter who won a landmark age discrimination case against the corporation, that he wants her to... More »
Boris Johnson’s comments against working from home during the Olympic Games, have been described as “disappointing and damaging”, by diversity campaign Opportunity Now.... More »
Action to knock down the barriers stopping British businesses from becoming employee-owned has been  launched by deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and minister for employment... More »
Forest Laboratories Inc was sued for at least $100 million by four former sales representatives who accused the New York-based drugmaker of discriminating against women,... More »
Twenty women who have been out of the workplace for three years or more have completed an innovative returners programme run by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Talking to HR... More »
Graduate starting salaries are set to rise higher than predicted, according to the latest survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The summer edition of the... More »
An initiative, which aims to give pupils at state schools the same opportunities as those at independent schools to meet employers and get career insights into the range of jobs... More »
Just Group has been hit by a sex discrimination lawsuit lodged by a senior marketing manager who alleges her job was downgraded while she was on maternity leave. Helen... More »
A Muslim airline pilot sacked after he was linked to two suspected terrorists has lost his case against British Airways. Samir Jamaluddin, a senior first officer who flew... More »
There has been a steep increase in the past two years in the number of staff turning to employee assistance programmes (EAPs) for help with mental health issues, according to... More »
More than 20 UK companies have agreed to give priority to armed forces veterans seeking jobs as the army prepares to make thousands more troops redundant as part of a major... More »
In Ottowa, the federal government has agreed to pay more than $160 million to settle an eight-year-old gender discrimination complaint by nurses who work for the Canada Pension... More »
The number of discrimination claims submitted to tribunals dropped by 26% in 2011/12, with sexual and age discrimination seeing the largest falls, reports Personnel Today.... More »
Hiring-managers, rather than Whitehall, will have to take responsibility for background checks on new employees from September this year, under new legislation outlined by... More »
The lowest paid workers at Cardiff council will be given a wage increase of around £1,500 a year as the authority claims to be the first in Wales to introduce a "living... More »
A former breakfast show boss has said he was “appalled” to be accused of overlooking a woman for a job because she had suffered an ectopic pregnancy. Ian Rumsey, who... More »
Thousands of individuals with mental health needs could be offered more flexible working under a new initiative launched by Health Minister Lord Howe. Speaking at the launch... More »
Discrimination against armed forces veterans could become against the law after the government agreed to cross-party talks aimed at giving new rights to protect former members... More »
A Solihull doctor specialising in psychiatry resigned after he went on “strike” in protest because he wasn’t given a secretary and an office, a tribunal was told. Dr... More »
Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele has launched a stinging attack on referees and officials controlling a rugby international between his country and Scotland. Scotland... More »
A racial discrimination lawsuit against a former trucking company was settled for $11 million, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity officials said. Under the terms of the... More »
Ahead of the expected announcement from the prime minister on the creation of a Childcare Commission, childcare and business organisations have called on the Government to... More »
Northumbrian Water has won a prestigious accolade after introducing an holistic wellbeing initiative that helped to cut its sickness absence rates by 3.1% between 2010 and 2011.... More »
One in five of Britain's leading companies have reached the Government's target of having women make up at least a quarter of their board, three years ahead of the 2015... More »
Figures released today by the Ministry of Justice highlight a fall in the number of employment tribunal claims in the past year. The 2011/12 Tribunals Service report on... More »
More of England's teenagers are leaving education without a job, government statistics show. Annual figures show that last year 8.1% of 16 to 18-year-olds were not in... More »
Mandatory unpaid government work schemes that last up to six months should be declared illegal because they are a form of forced labour, lawyers acting for the unemployed argued... More »
In the US, a former employee of Burlington Coat Factory has sued the company, claiming that she had been fired because of her national origin. The woman, a U.S. citizen and... More »
Older workers are less likely than equally-qualified youngsters to be offered jobs because of widespread ageism in the British labour market, new research has found. The... More »
The chief executive of an equality charity told a female member of staff she looked 'dead sexy tonight' in a dress, an employment tribunal has heard. Saskia Hamer, 37, wore... More »
Wage subsidies for firms hiring out of work 18 to 24-year-olds are to be triggered early in 20 deprived areas. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that payments... More »
Women's groups in Sierra Leone are hoping that at least 30 percent of seats in the West African nation's parliament will be held by women after general elections due in... More »
Over a third (38%) of parents have considered quitting their job because of childcare costs according to Daycare Trust and Mumsnet. The first childcare survey published... More »
The Low Pay Commission has launched its 2013 consultation seeking views on the national minimum wage. As well as taking views on the level at which the minimum wage should be... More »
Carers who give up work to look after others cost England's economy about £5.3bn a year, the charity Age UK says. It says an unfit care system means people often have to... More »
The Department for Regional Development has lost a religious discrimination case at an industrial tribunal. It found evidence by Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy "implausible and... More »
Today's Guardian reports that wages have risen significantly more slowly for fathers in the past two decades than for comparable men without children, while mothers' earnings... More »
A black footballer who claims he was released from his club after being racially discriminated against will take his case to an employment tribunal on Tuesday. Mark McCammon,... More »
Steps to raise state pension age will alienate the public, unions warn following YouGov survey. More than three quarters of British people think making British workers work... More »
Facebook Inc. (FB), facing criticism for a lack of diversity on its board, has appointed Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg as its first female director. "Sheryl has... More »
A city banker was forced to leave his £70,000-a-year job after colleagues called him a gay Irish gypsy, an employment tribunal heard. Paul Roche said staff at Dutch bank ABN... More »
"Different organisations face different challenges in promoting equality and need to find the best solution for their business," the minister for equalities Lynn Featherstone... More »
The employment tribunal system backlog is heading towards breaking point, according to the latest available data, EMW, the commercial law firm, has worked out. EMW found the... More »
The Pensions Regulator has published its strategy for tackling non-compliance with the forthcoming changes to pensions law, which will see certain workers auto-enrolled into a... More »
Thousands of successful women have joined the drive to kick-start growth by stepping forward to mentor other women wanting to succeed in business. Inspirational mentoring... More »
The business secretary, Vince Cable has unveiled what he says is the " comprehensive reforms of the framework for directors' remuneration in a decade." The package of... More »
Ed Miliband has signalled a change in Labour's immigration policy by disclosing he wants to change the economic rules to do more to help people already living and working in... More »
According to an analysis of official figures by the TUC, long-term youth unemployment has risen by 874% (i.e. from 6,250 to 60,955) since the year 2000. The increase is... More »
A Government-backed initiative providing ex-service personnel with the tools they need to get into business has helped nearly 3,000 people over two years, BIS has reported.... More »
The business secretary, Vince Cable has unveiled what he says is the " comprehensive reforms of the framework for directors' remuneration in a decade.", reports HR Magazine.... More »
The latest steps in reforms to the employment tribunal system were unveiled by Employment Relations Minister Norman Lamb yesterday, with the appointment of the Regional... More »
In Jakarta, an effort from the House of Representatives to come up with a regulation that would guarantee equality between men and women in the country has been met, ironically,... More »
There has been an increase in the proportion of pharmacists who are from a black or minority ethnic background or who are female, but a fall in the number of pharmacists who... More »
A review of all staff wages must be carried out by a company after it has lost an employment tribunal claim over equal pay, according to equalities minister Lynne Featherstone... More »
A Scottish council has suffered a setback in its equal pay dispute with 2,400 current and former female staff. An employment tribunal has ruled South Lanarkshire Council's... More »
In Durham, NC, City officials are battling a former department director in federal court over the director's claim that her firing last year resulted from discrimination against... More »
People aged 50 or above who lose their jobs are more likely to remain out of work for longer periods of time than all other age groups, according to think tank Policy Exchange.... More »
A hospital manager who was bombarded with work emails while she was on maternity leave has won £18,000 in compensation. Michelle Stone, who worked for a private health... More »
The former chief executive of the All Wales Ethnic Minority Association (Awema) has been described as a "controlling" Big Brother-type figure at an employment tribunal. Naz... More »
A mother who claims she was sacked from her job as a restaurant manager for having a baby is suing her employer for discrimination. Marzena Castillo, from Chicago, Illinois,... More »
Businesses that lose an employment tribunal on equal pay grounds will be required to carry out compulsory pay audits under plans unveiled by the Government. In the... More »
Many employers are failing to offer working fathers the support they need to play a greater role in raising their children, reports XpertHR. This is according to research... More »
The UK's "army of unpaid carers" is being "let down" by the failing social care system, campaigners warn. Eight leading charities, including Age UK and Carers UK, have joined... More »
Most religious discrimination lawsuits involve allegations of subtle mistakes - e.g., a manager didn't understand that an employee had a legitimate need for religious... More »
Britain is facing a "new retirement reality" with the number of people working beyond the state pension age rising by 85% in the past 20 years, from 753,000 in 1993 to 1.4... More »
XpertHR reports a rare example, along with Stone v Ramsay Health Care UK Operations Ltd ET/1400762/11, of an employment tribunal making wide-ranging recommendations to an... More »
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has called for support for democracy in Burma, and warned against economic development which ignores the rights of workers. She... More »
The New Zealand government won't appeal a court ruling that says parents who care for their disabled adult children at home should be paid. Health Minister Tony Ryall this... More »
Tottenham Hotspur (whose annual wage bill is in the region of £91m) has been accused of ‘penny-pinching' by trying to recruit an intern to work in its Enfield-based... More »
Kay Swinburne, a member of the European Parliament and a co-ordinator on the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, reports in Financial News that "There is a firm belief in... More »
Vizards Wyeth's former family law team is pursuing its old firm's equity partners for sexual and racial discrimination in a pay-related claim following Vizards' takeover by... More »
Trust Law, a Thomson Reuters Foundation legal news service, launched a global poll of experts on the worst and best countries for women in the G-20 on Wednesday. Policies... More »
A Halesowen hair salon will have to stump up nearly £7,000 after unfairly giving a Kingswinford stylist the chop when she fell pregnant. Katie Skinner, who now has a... More »
The soaraway pace of boardroom pay is highlighted in a survey on Tuesday, which shows the bosses of FTSE 100 companies enjoyed an average 12% rise in their take home pay last... More »
New data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency has given an indication of which degree courses give rise to the highest – and lowest – earnings potential. (The figures... More »
In the US, the federal government has put its weight behind a discrimination lawsuit filed by female jail guards in Ohio who say a new personnel policy amounts to demotions... More »
The Government has unveiled plans for "greater business flexibility and quicker resolution for workplace disputes". In his opening speech at the second reading of the... More »
A survey of 300 female entrepreneurs shows the main reason they leave corporate jobs is that they are fed up with the toxic culture, and not with the glass ceiling. Almost a... More »
More than a quarter of small business owners in the UK do not feel confident they would be able to recognise and address ill health, stress or depression among their staff,... More »
In New York, a female security official for the National Basketball Association has said in a lawsuit that Geno Auriemma, coach of the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team,... More »
The industry may be more enlightened as to changing social mores around entertaining clients in lap dancing clubs in the 21st century, but gender discrimination, albeit in a... More »
Thousands of the lowest paid workers on Birmingham City Council could see their wages increased under plans put forward by the local authority. The proposals are expected to... More »
The gap between men's and women's pensions has narrowed in the past few years, according to a survey by the Prudential. But the gap is closing because male incomes are... More »
In the US, a former on-air forecaster for The Weather Channel is suing the network, claiming it illegally discriminated against her because of her military service. Nicole... More »
Army units facing abolition or merger must do more to recruit soldiers from ethnic minorities, ministers have signalled. Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, said that... More »
The Government’s call for evidence on compensated no-fault dismissal closes today and industry groups have warned of harmful consequences of a "poorly thought-through" regime... More »
According to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Justice in 2012, between October – December 2011 there was a 40% overall increase in employees and potential... More »
Uefa has confirmed there were "isolated incidents of racist chanting" aimed at Netherlands players during an open training session. But the governing body has not revealed... More »
A £21,000-a-year private girls school unfairly sacked a teacher after she became pregnant, telling her they did not want to “waste” money on maternity pay, an employment... More »
There should be an immediate investigation into claims that jobseekers were bussed in to London to work as unpaid stewards during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Lord Prescott... More »
Despite years of discussion and the eventual implementation of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), increased employment costs and a reduction in the use of agency workers,... More »
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. But President Barack Obama and his congressional allies aren’t finished... More »
More than a quarter of UK workers aged between 45 and 54 who work with other people think their employers put their colleagues who have children or families first. The... More »
The former principal of a college, which claims its aim is to promote multiculturalism, has insisted he was sacked from his post because he was a white Christian. Professor... More »
A deal to change the local government pension scheme, in line with government demands, has been proposed by employers and trade unions in England and Wales. After months of... More »
In San Francisco, black pilots for United Airlines are claiming in a federal bias lawsuit that few minority workers are promoted to upper management. The lawsuit filed last... More »
London mayor Boris Johnson has ordered a review of anti-racism reforms within the Metropolitan Police. It will look at measures put in place as a result of the race and faith... More »
Dame Carol Black, author of Health at Work and expert advisor to the Department of Health and Lord Freud, parliamentary undersecretary of state for the Department for Work and... More »
Childcare-voucher provider Busy Bees Benefits is launching a campaign to encourage the Government to look at increasing support for this employee benefit. Childcare vouchers... More »
A report in the US suggests that the gender wage gap narrowed more during the Bush years than both the Obama and Clinton eras. This comes as the U.S. Senate is scheduling a... More »
Professions such as law, journalism and medicine should be made open to applicants from a more diverse range of backgrounds, according to a government adviser. Alan Milburn,... More »
Quotas are not the answer to boosting the number of women on boards, according to home secretary and minister for women and equalities Theresa May. Instead, the UK is... More »
Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is urging companies to do more to end discrimination against homosexuals. Speaking at the launch of Connect Out, a lesbian,... More »
Swindon Town privately admitted that a comment made by manager Paolo Di Canio to on-loan French striker Jonathan Tehoue was "inappropriate", reports BBC Sport. “The club... More »
Michael Woodford, the former Olympus Corp. (7733) chief executive officer and president who was fired after trying to uncover suspected fraud, settled a London lawsuit against... More »
Summer has arrived, but a staggering number of British women are so fearful of sexual harrassment in the workplace that they choose to cover up in these hot months - simply to... More »
In Warby v Wunda Group plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has rejected an argument that offensive references to an employee’s pregnancy were necessarily instances of... More »
The issue of work-life balance has been gaining momentum in the past decade, in spite of the economic recession. Governments and institutions, as well as single businesses, have... More »
Fewer than a third of the UK's most influential jobs are held by women, figures compiled by BBC News show. Women occupy on average 30.9% of the most senior positions across 11... More »
The law on discrimination could soon be changed to protect men and women who serve in the armed forces. According to a survey conducted by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft, uniformed... More »
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer are among 23 organisations in the food and grocery industry to have signed up to a campaign intended to provide pre-employment skills... More »
Ten of South Australia's most powerful businessmen have united to demand zero tolerance on discrimination against women in the workforce. The group spoke out after the... More »
Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.... More »
A new Bill, presented to Parliament last week, will introduce early conciliation and a "rapid resolution" scheme aimed at making the tribunal system quicker and cheaper for both... More »
Unions and the BBC have each welcomed parts of a High Court ruling regarding changes to a staff pension scheme. The BBC has limited future increases in pensionable pay to 1%... More »
In New York, a state appeals court has agreed that Kristen McRedmond and Alexandria Lipton can sue South Place Restaurant & Bar for retaliation and discrimination. They claim... More »
Following a review of equalities legislation under the red tape challenge, the Government has launched a consultation seeking the views on proposals to repeal two measures from... More »
The Government's approach to spreading opportunity and tackling discrimination is "already paying dividends", The Home Office has reported. The Government has published a... More »
The Government has launched a wage incentive scheme to encourage employers to give young disabled people further work opportunities A payment of up to £2,275 will be made... More »
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer Investment Partner Ellen Pao filed suit against the firm earlier this month alleging instances of sexual harassment and gender discrimination... More »
A new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that disabled people continue to be put at a disadvantage in the workplace. They are not realising their... More »
The majority of employers back controversial proposals to allow “no-fault dismissals” for under-performing workers, a survey has revealed. The Institute of Directors said... More »
Workers at Marks & Spencer held angry meetings yesterday after being told that they could see their bonuses slashed by up to two thirds following a fall in profitability. The... More »
A Pfizer sales rep has sued the company, saying she was fired because of her pregnancy, Pharmalot reports. Marie Hand, who repped for King Pharmaceuticals when Pfizer bought the... More »
Women claimed just one in 10 executive boardroom appointments over the past year despite ministers' demands that the biggest companies install more women at the top table. A... More »
Adnan Malik, a 30-year old former Asda employee appeared at an employment tribunal in Reading yesterday, claiming he had been sacked for behaviour which was related to his... More »
Eight Birmingham schools have successfully opposed compensation claims for age discrimination by a teacher who complained his job applications were rejected because he was 55.... More »
Too many young people lack the social skills needed to get their first job, says a report on the issue of "Neets". The Work Foundation says more than 450,000 Neets -... More »
Parents should not be able to request additional leave from work until at least 2017 when the economy has recovered, a confidential Downing Street report leaked to The Daily... More »
Leading employers such as Marks & Spencer, Nestle and Deloitte have signed up to a campaign to provide young people with work experience in order to make them more employable.... More »
A hospital trust is planning to extend a scheme under which dozens of unpaid jobseekers help deliver patient care in its wards.. After a pilot involving six unemployed people... More »
In the US, a dispute over the firing of a former assistant parks manager is costing Clark County almost half a million dollars. The County Commission approved a $499,000... More »
Business Secretary Vince Cable has condemned proposals to make it easier for firms to sack under-performing staff as "the wrong approach". A report commissioned by the prime... More »
Executives are so confused by the complicated pay packages lavished on them by remuneration committees they are no longer motivated by them, a study has claimed. The report,... More »
Ricky Davis, a gay prisoner at the Florence Crane Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan, has received a favorable decision allowing his suit of anti-gay discrimination to... More »
A record 13.4% of senior employees think employers are out of touch with working mums and plan to quit the industry in the next two years if employers continue to deny flexible... More »
The European Commission (EC) is “very committed to speed up progress” on gender diversity in the boardroom, according to European Parliament vice chair of the Committee on... More »
Bus drivers are threatening to strike if they don't receive extra pay for working during the Olympics. Off-duty bus drivers yesterday protested outside the Transport for... More »
A former welding teacher says the Pittsburgh Public Schools discriminated against him because he was a man in a mostly female department. George Kirk claims in a lawsuit... More »
The Government has launched a consultation on plans to repeal provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that make employers liable for the harassment of their staff by a third party.... More »
A fireman is suing his employers for sexual discrimination after being told to 'get a proper haircut', reports the Teeside Gazette. Ian Holdsworth claims he was humiliated by... More »
In the case of 'London Borough of Camden v Pegg', the EAT has decided that an agency worker could rely on the contract worker provisions in the Disability Discrimination Act... More »
Carers New Zealand is disputing a claim it could cost the Government up to half a billion dollars a year if it's forced to pay people who care for their disabled family members.... More »
A barmaid who was asked by her manager to show off her breasts in a push-up bra to boost a pub's trade has won £10,000 in compensation. Kathryn Broughton, 21, was given the... More »
A Muslim police officer in London’s East End who was forced to quit after being caught up in anti-terrorist legislation involving training camps abroad is suing the Met Police... More »
The number of men doing part-time work because they cannot find a full-time job has more than doubled in the last four years, according to a new study. The report, published... More »
The number of women in senior technology positions at U.S. companies is down for the second year in a row, according to a survey published this week. Nine percent of U.S.... More »
Plans to encourage more women and people from minority backgrounds to become judges, such as greater emphasis on part-time working, have been announced by ministers. At the... More »
An initiative designed to help stamp out inequality in one of the more male-dominated sectors has been launched in the North East. The ConstructED initiative – the first of... More »
The national minimum wage for apprentices should be increased to double the current levels say employers. This is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and... More »
In a landmark decision, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that a transgender woman’s claim of employment discrimination based on gender... More »
An equal pay case is being taken against Network Rail (NR) on behalf of 34 women amid claims that female staff are earning thousands of pounds less than men for doing similar... More »
Prejudice against the HR function has led to HR directors being seriously under-represented on the boards of the UK’s largest public companies, with less than 1% boasting a... More »
In Louisville, Kentucky, five women are suing Maker's Mark Distillery Inc. in federal court, claiming discrimination and sexual harassment. All of the women have worked on... More »
In South Africa, Law firm, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr says that local employees can take comfort in protection offered by South Africa’s labour legislation, should their employers... More »
The Queen’s speech on Wednesday confirmed Government plans to introduce a the children and families bill, which will mean mothers in England, Scotland and Wales will be able... More »
Shareholders in newspaper group Trinity Mirror and Britain's biggest operator of car dealerships, Pendragon, have rebelled against the company's executive pay awards. At... More »
The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia’s parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention on the elimination of all forms discrimination against... More »
Another RCMP officer based in British Columbia has launched a lawsuit alleging that she was harassed at work. Elizabeth Jo-Anne Muller claims that from November 2008 onward a... More »
The Queen, at the State Opening of Parliament, announced her Government would move forward on reform of state pensions and public sector pensions, as well as increasing parental... More »
More half a million people in the UK have an autism spectrum condition and only 15% of these are in employment, according to the National Autistic Society. According to the... More »
One of the first officers to win a discrimination case against the Metropolitan Police has said that racism continues to be a major problem within the force. Det Sgt Gurpal... More »
A former manager of several Burger King restaurants in Virginia has accused the fast-food company of firing him because he's HIV-positive, according to a lawsuit filed in... More »
Investigating why young Londoners lose out to “contestants from abroad” in the local jobs market will be one of Boris Johnson’ s first priorities as the capital’s... More »
More than three quarters of British people think making British workers work longer than their European counterparts to receive their state pension is "unfair". A YouGov poll... More »
Halesowen College has settled out of court with a former lecturer who became disabled after being attacked by baseball bat weilding thugs. Paul Naylor-Gray accused the... More »
A Kansas City woman has won more than $5 million in a discrimination lawsuit against Dallas-based AT&T The Kansas City Star reported that Susan Bashir's won $5 million in... More »
The former head gardener to Queen Noor of Jordan has been accused of trying to blackmail her ex-employer by making up sexual discrimination claims. Lawyers for the Queen’s... More »
More employers should consider employing ex-offenders, according to justice secretary Ken Clarke, who is trying to boost rehabilitation of former prisoners by helping them to... More »
The Queen is expected to outline a raft of employment changes in her speech tomorrow including major reforms to the tribunal system. In her speech, the monarch will unveil a... More »
Around 100 pilots working for Air India have called in sick today, in a co-ordinated protest against the airline’s training policy which has led to flight cancellations.... More »
Two in five (40%) people planning to retire this year would be happy to work past 65 if they had the chance, according to research from Prudential. The company's Class of... More »
In advance of announcements on legislative change to maternity and paternity leave (expected in the Queen’s Speech on 9 May) a new study for Working Families and Netmums found... More »
Major high-street chains are to be urged by the Justice Secretary, Ken Clarke, to recruit former prisoners as he steps up his efforts to drive down reoffending rates. He will... More »
Racial discrimination claims against Darden Restaurants Inc. and its Capital Grille steakhouse chain have been dropped by a group representing restaurant workers, a spokesman... More »
Racial discrimination claims against Darden Restaurants Inc. and its Capital Grille steakhouse chain have been dropped by a group representing restaurant workers, a spokesman... More »
A Christian doctor sacked after emailing a prayer to colleagues lost his claim for unfair dismissal after a tribunal judge ruled that there was no place for religious references... More »
Cambridge University has introduced a compulsory retirement age of 67 for its academics to promote “intergenerational fairness” and enable career progression, PM has... More »
The former director of nursing at north Cumbria’s hospitals is facing disciplinary action over his role in a high-profile racial discrimination case. Bruce Skilbeck, now... More »
A woman working as an alterationist in the bridal department of an Arizona store filed a lawsuit against her former managers after she was fired. She claimed violations of Title... More »
Nine in ten young people want better access to employers in order to bridge the gap between education and work, according to a new City & Guilds report. While 88 per cent of... More »
Most organisations lack programmes that maintain adequate levels of talented women in the leadership pipeline, according to Mercer research. Mercer's 'Women's Leadership... More »
In Ireland yesterday, Jeremey Buttimer became Fine Gael’s first TD to come out, saying: "I am a TD who just happens to be gay — it is one little composition of the story... More »
Many forms of discrimination persist in the workplace, but a new study highlights a prejudice that most people wouldn’t even think about: obesity bias. In a new study in... More »
Despite the UK moving into double-dip recession, a report suggests that there has been a healthy upswing in temporary hiring among organisations in the financial services,... More »
Almost 70% of workers in Britain have little or no knowledge of the government's plan to automatically enrol people in their company pension scheme from 1 October 2012. The... More »
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has described plans to pay teachers on results as "total nonsense", following the release of a report by the House of Commons Education... More »
Almost nine in 10 16-18 year olds said that a visit to an employer was "extremely useful" to them, yet only a quarter of learners have been given this opportunity, according to... More »
A male air steward who sued British Airways because a female colleague called him “darling” has had his case dismissed by an employment tribunal. Rothstein Williams, who... More »
The government’s first John Lewis-style mutual to be created from a central government service has drawn strong criticism from civil service unions. Launching the new... More »
Insurance giant Aviva has announced it will look again at how much it pays senior executives after concerns expressed by shareholders. The concerns centred on whether overall... More »
The Quebec Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an employer’s decision not to consider the application of a former employee who had been dismissed following excessive... More »
Social class discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace are the new equality frontiers, according to law firm Pannone has revealed. But HR professionals do not... More »
More than 3,000 senior council staff earn more than £100,000 a year, representing a record number of high salaries in the sector, according to the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA)... More »
The willingness of business to accept alternative work and travel plans for the Olympic Games could create a tradition of flexible working. Transport for London (TfL) is... More »
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has estimated that the change to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 will lead to a... More »
This week saw two significant age discrimination cases reach the Supreme Court, both of which involve issues that employers need to be aware of. The cases are now the leading... More »
A groundbreaking programme spearheaded by EMI Music is offering paid internships and apprenticeships across the creative industries. Led by the music major, the Creative... More »
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has personally approved paying almost 200 public servants more than David Cameron's £142,500 annual salary. When the Government took... More »
Engaging the “digital natives” of Generation Y in workplace learning is a critical issue for all organisations, the CIPD’s HRD conference heard yesterday. Generation Y... More »
A landmark ruling by the UK Supreme Court has outlined the powers that employers have to force workers to retire. The court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a solicitor who... More »
Female Accountants are closing the gap on their male equivalents in terms of remuneration, new research has revealed. The average salary of female accountants is currently... More »
Just four out of ten black students are in full-time employment six months after leaving university, new figures have shown. Unpublished material from the Higher Education... More »
The British Safety Council yesterday launched its manifesto for workplace health and safety, Working Well, in the House of Commons at an event hosted by Member of Parliament,... More »
An argument that offensive references to an employee's pregnancy are inherently discriminatory has been rejected in the case of Warby v Wunda Group plc. The case involved a... More »
A shamed Rugby League legend claims he was sacked after being bullied by his bosses at a mental health trust while he was suffering from depression. John Atkinson, who was... More »
Too many internships are still being offered as favours to friends and family rather than on the basis of ability, according to Alan Milburn, the ex-minister who has reported on... More »
A fifth of all Germans say they have been discriminated against based on age at some point in their lives. Age discrimination is not just a problem for older people - young... More »
A dispute among senior officials at the Government's top-secret listening post are to be exposed in a tribunal case brought by a civil servant. The Government Communications... More »
The construction industry has set up an industry-wide forum to try and improve diversity and boost its employment levels among women, ethnic minorities and disabled people.... More »
Mental ill-health issues cost the UK economy £30 billion each year in lost productivity, half of which results from people taking a total of 91 million days off work, according... More »
Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, is threatening another controversial revolution in the NHS by proposing that its staff be paid less if they work in poorer parts of the... More »
London is the worst place to live in the UK if you're a woman, according to a report that reveals that women are less likely to work, earn less than men when they do, and are... More »
The manufacturing and construction sectors have suffered the biggest loss of jobs since the eve of the recession, while finance and business services is the only sector with a... More »
Staff at the YMCA hostel in Worcester believe their residents are being held back by discrimination when applying for jobs or accommodation. They feel people living in the... More »
In the US, LGBT activists have reacted angrily to President Obama’s decision not to sign an executive order that would have outlawed workplace discrimination on the grounds of... More »
There are 271,000 (8%) more women aged 50-64 in the labour market than at the start of the recession and 200,000 (6.2%) more in work, according to the CIPD. The number of men... More »
PwC, BT and Diageo were among the winners at the Opportunity Now awards last night, which rewards employers who have made progress in improving gender diversity at work. More... More »
British employers should hire "surly", hoodie-wearing young British men, rather than experienced eastern Europeans, the Employment minister, Chris Grayling, said yesterday.... More »
Foreign doctors will have to prove they can speak English before they can practise in England under specific proposals set out by health secretary Andrew Lansley. A... More »
An MP is lobbying to close a “legal loophole” that denies mothers of children born through surrogacy the same entitlement to maternity leave as others. John Healey, local... More »
The majority of employers give temporary workers the same basic conditions as permanent hires from day one of their assignments, despite not having to do so until the worker has... More »
The Equality and Human Rights Commission, formed to fight workplace discrimination by making bosses carry out equal-pay audits, has admitted it pays men more than their female... More »
The European Commission today unveiled its ‘We Mean Business’ campaign in a bid to encourage employers to offer fully-funded international work placements to young people.... More »
Almost a third of office workers are feeling more stress than they were a year ago, according to a survey of over 1200 by workplace environment consultancy Ambius. The... More »
Over the last year, £12 million in fines has been issued to employers and recruiters for failing to carry out adequate checks to verify candidates' right to work in the UK,... More »
The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has detailed its stance on how employers should manage staff that wish to opt out of pensions auto-enrolment. A statement from... More »
Christians are being "vilified" by British courts and "driven underground", Lord Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury, has said. In a written submission to the European... More »
Black people in Britain are more likely to be unemployed than their US counterparts, and ethnic minorities are particularly vulnerable during recessions, research has claimed.... More »
People who had completed work experience, course tasters or vocational study are more likely to make good progress in their apprenticeship than those starting straight from... More »
The European Union is considering tougher limits on bankers’ bonuses that could end payouts worth more than 100 per cent of their fixed salary. Moves to bring in stricter... More »
Pension ages in both private and public sector schemes should be automatically linked to life expectancy in order to avoid unmanageable future costs, the International Monetary... More »
Two unions have broken a deadlock in a long-running pensions dispute at Unilever by accepting a "significantly improved" offer. Members of Unite and Usdaw have accepted a... More »
London's Tower Hamlets Council has outsourced its ICT operations to Agilisys on condition that the vendor sets up a new Apprenticeships Institute to provide young people with... More »
Local authority pension schemes are still a "ticking time bomb", despite their financial health improving over the past year, a report has warned. UK council schemes had a... More »
Employers may be swapping temporary workers for permanent staff because of uncertainty over the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), a report has claimed. However, the same... More »
Former executive chairman and founder of Healthcare Locums Kate Bleasdale’s £12m claim for damages against her former company, and a number of former colleagues began at an... More »
Dozens of women cleaners and dinner ladies have won the latest step in their long-running equal pay against a North-East council. A group of staff and former employees are... More »
The annual limit for migrants from outside Europe will be frozen at 20,700 for the next two years, the government has confirmed. The level of the cap was under review after... More »
Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers. The team is calling for more... More »
Around two-thirds of businesses have taken advantage of legal exclusions to lessen the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) introduced six months ago, according to a... More »
High tech giant HP is reportedly offering IT contractors at its Enterprise Security Services division a stark choice in pay terms: either take a 5% rate cut next month or lose... More »
The Federation of European Employers (FedEE), has criticised trade unions for not defending employees in employment tribunals. Appearing on the BBC Breakfast Programme Robin... More »
In Australia, employers are set to face rigorous and extensive new gender equity reporting requirements from April 2013 that their shareholders, employees and employee... More »
Former BBC correspondent Michael Cole has claimed that ageing female broadcasters should stop complaining about sexism and defended producers’ right to choose presenters... More »
Pret a Manger has announced expansion plans that will see it create UK 550 jobs this year, with some of its new recruits being homeless people taken on through an expanded... More »
Assaults, accidents, injuries and discrimination in the workplace have seen teachers collectively secure millions of pounds in compensation claims, according to figures released... More »
Workers will be offered a new type of guaranteed pension to replace gold-plated final salary schemes under radical plans being drawn up by ministers. Steve Webb, the pensions... More »
Pensions minister Steve Webb has said that employers should not take the approach that it is "inevitable or excusable" for older workers to under-perform. In the run-up to... More »
The minister for employment Chris Grayling has urged employers to sign up to a new work experience charter published by the CIPD. Highlighting the enormous benefits to young... More »
A High Court judge has ruled that Surrey County Council’s decision to replace all paid staff with volunteers at 10 community libraries was unlawful. Mr Justice Wilkie ruled... More »
Apple's factories in China are employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships, according to campaigners lobbying for better labour conditions at... More »
A female detective has won a compensation claim for disability discrimination against Warwickshire Police. Karen Beasley, of Milverton, Leamington, complained not enough was... More »
Employers could be sued under age discrimination laws for taking part in Nick Clegg’s £1 billion scheme to get young people jobs, the Government’s own official guidance has... More »
A study of firms in the FTSE 100 found that of 366 people who sit on remuneration committees setting pay for top bosses, just 10pc were not from business and only 16pc were... More »
In Hanoi, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the United Nations in Vietnam has brought to a close the Joint Programme on Gender Equality. The event... More »
Olympics chiefs have paid over the odds for contracts in order to meet self-imposed diversity targets, a senior official has admitted. Stephen Frost, head of inclusion at... More »
Apprenticeships will have to last for a minimum of 12 months guaranteeing improvements in training and workplace learning, according to rules outlined by skills minister John... More »
Union leaders have accused ministers of reneging on a promise to give low-paid council workers a pay rise of £250. Public service union Unison said the staff in England,... More »
Anti-gay Australian MP Fiona Simpson has been announced as the new Speaker of Queensland’s parliament. Ms Simpson will be the state’s first ever female Parliamentary... More »
Contrary to expectations, the introduction of the Agency Worker Regulations has not had a negative impact on demand for temps, although it has given rise to new payment models... More »
The British Safety Council plans to unveil its first manifesto for workplace health and safety this month to coincide with the launch of a broader European-wide... More »
Doctors will vote on industrial action in May, if talks over planned changes to their pensions do not resume, the British Medical Association has said. It has ruled out full... More »
The Ivy in LA may be a celebrity hot spot and paparazzi hub, but last Friday the cameras were focusing on the restaurant instead of the people inside. A former busboy has... More »
There is “little evidence” of UK employers taking proactive steps to engage and retain older workers according to new research conducted by Cranfield School of Management... More »
Childcare costs now take up a third of working parents’ salaries, according to Hay Group’s PayNet UK Salary Tracker. It found in some cases, childcare can account for... More »
Almost half of adults aged 16 and over in Great Britain report a ‘relatively low’ satisfaction with their work-life balance, according to findings from the Office for... More »
Sex workers should be able to conduct business in homes and brothels, and to hire security so long as the relationship is not exploitative, but communicating for the purposes of... More »
She famously won her case of age discrimination against the BBC but presenter Miriam O'Reilly has said her mistreatment from the corporation didn't end there. The former... More »
The latest report from the Diverse Leaders Network shows that while many employers are becoming acclimatised to accepting employees from many walks of life as they strive to... More »
Employers and unions were at odds today over official government figures showing that public sector workers are paid on average 8% more than their private sector colleagues.... More »
The CBI in Northern Ireland is backing a petition to increase awareness of the financial support available to working parents with childcare costs. Increasing childcare... More »
The difference in average hourly earnings between employees in the public and private sector stood at 8.2% in 2011, according to an article published today by the Office for... More »
The Court of Appeal has held that an NHS trust was justified in dismissing a senior member of staff, who had been at risk of redundancy for some time, before he reached the age... More »
Some charities say they are pulling out of the government's Work Programme for the long-term jobless, claiming the payments received are inadequate. The Single Homeless... More »
Job-related stress is a concern for the large majority of the European workforce, according to the second European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health. The... More »
Women who work part-time are earning more than 40p an hour more than men for the first time, official figures show. Although overall the gender pay gap remains, with women... More »
BT has completed a successful pilot of a scheme which saw young apprentices given a style of leadership training and coaching usually reserved for senior executives. The... More »
More than one in seven public sector jobs will be lost as a result of coalition government budget cuts, leading to "a tectonic shift" in the nature of the UK labour market,... More »
The national director of Miss Universe Canada says pageant organisers were simply following the rules when they pulled a transgendered finalist from the competition, flatly... More »
A disabled teacher has been awarded a six-figure pay-out after an employment tribunal ruled she was constructively unfairly dismissed by a Market Harborough school. Leigh... More »
Race issues are in danger of "dropping off the agenda", the departing chief executive of an Ipswich charity has warned. Jane Basham said she was stepping down from her role... More »
A Coventry-based firm of solicitors, Heer Manak, is defending a caste discrimination claim being heard at Birmingham Employment Tribunal. The firm is accused of treating... More »
Dame Marjorie Scardino, the chief executive of Pearson, the publishing group behind the Financial Times newspaper and Penguin books, received cash and share awards worth £9.6m... More »
An ex-soldier blinded by an IRA bomb while on active service in Northern Ireland will receive substantial compensation after an employment tribunal decided he had been harassed,...