Discrimination

How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...

Government office found guilty of discrimination by unconscious bias

An employment tribunal last week ruled that black civil servant Sonia Warner was a victim of unconscious bias when an inquiry into her sex life was launched by the Foreign, Commonwealth and...

Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Pay gap reporting is failing women as pay gap widens

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date calculated by the Fawcett Society that marks the point in the year where women (on average), stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

Refugee women half as likely to find employment than women born in UK

Bias could be blocking refugee women from jobs as a new report reveals they have been employed at half the rate (35%) of those born in the UK (71%).

Sexual harassment on the rise as remote work blurs social boundaries

Law firm Royds Withy King has warned of an uptick in sexual harassment at work due to more hybrid working.

Assistive technologies can level the employment playing field for disabled people

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology published a report into accessible employment for disabled individuals over the summer.

Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

Cancel culture is putting dialogue in crisis

There is a crisis in dialogue at the moment, which has seeped from wider society into companies and organisations.

How to support employees with dyslexia

Even a learning need as common as dyslexia, which affects up to one in 10 people in the UK, is frequently misunderstood and stereotyped.