Discrimination

Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

How HR can ensure Muslim inclusivity with Sharia-compliant pensions

Businesses must take more action to ensure they provide Sharia-compliant pension schemes for their Muslim employees.

Islamophobia affecting majority of Muslims at work

An overwhelming majority of Muslim employees in the UK are suffering religious abuse at work.

Majority of women of colour in the UK have faced racism at work

The majority (75%) of women of colour in the UK have experienced racism at work, causing some to change their language, clothes or hair to better fit in.

Women less likely than men to be heard by managers

Women are more likely to be ignored by their managers in the workplace than men, according to a new report from professional services firm PWC.

Employment tribunals on the rise for neurodivergent workers

Employment tribunals involving neurodivergent employees rose last year, with dyslexia the most common condition involved.

Publishing salaries openly reduces gender pay gap

Publicly displaying employee salaries can significantly reduce pay inequities according to a study of nearly 100,000 academics across the US.

Co-op workers succeed in first stage of equal pay battle 

Co-op shop-floor workers have won a key legal argument in a battle to secure equal pay with distribution workers.

Inclusive Britain: what the Sewell report on race means for employers

The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, released by Tony Sewell last March, was controversial and disappointing to many. On 17 March, the government's equalities minister, Kemi...

Disability is just part of being human

Intersectionality is just another word for being human. None of us sit in just one box. And yet, too often in our conversations about disability, inclusion, and belonging, we focus on just one strand...

Employers should learn from Natwest's mistakes

The Equality Act 2010 provides that certain medical conditions, including cancer, HIV infection and multiple sclerosis, are disabilities. Aside from the moral imperative, Adeline Willis’s case against...

Are compulsory retirement ages discriminatory? 

The issue of age in the workplace, specifically compulsory retirement ages, is a minefield for employers to navigate.