Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

Refugees held back from reaching full potential in UK job market

Language barriers, precarious work and discrimination are halting career advancement for refugees.

Birmingham City Council’s discriminatory pay practices are indicative of widespread problems

The fundamentally simple idea of paying women and men equally for doing equal work should be hard-wired into every employer; not just private companies, but also public bodies.

Breaking the silence: a spotlight on employees with hearing difficulties

Have you ‘heard’ that deafness and hearing loss are more prevalent than we think? Perhaps not, because it is rarely discussed in the media or the workplace.

New data explores inclusion and belonging in UK workplaces

Today, forward-thinking business owners are doing all they can to cater to employee engagement and wellbeing.

Nationwide’s return-to-office mandate backfires with £350,000 tribunal bill

Nationwide Building Society has been ordered to pay more than £350,000 in compensation to a former employee who was made redundant after refusing its return-to-office (RTO) mandate.

Do I have the right to free speech at work?

Workplaces, in a reflection of wider society, are becoming more polarised. People are making less effort to understand each other, and are paying less attention to the obligations of respect they owe...

D&I Clinic: Is it discriminatory to reserve roles for disabled applicants?

The D&I Clinic is a space for HR professionals to anonymously air their challenging D&I questions. Our guest expert Caroline Collier discusses positive discrimination in the recruitment of disabled...

Withdrawn job offer costs firm £17,000 for disability discrimination

A man with a stammer has won £17,000 in compensation at the employment tribunal, after a prospective employer withdrew its job offer.

Employers failing to prepare for retirement, research finds

Almost a third (30%) of workers plan to retire in the next five years, yet only 11% of employers have discussed their retirement plans with them, according to exclusive research from recruitment...

Understanding the weight of the law against obesity discrimination

Across the UK, obesity levels have been steadily increasing, with the latest Health Survey for England reporting that 60% of the working age population (16-64-years-old) are now classed as overweight...

It's only right to respect others' wrong views

Religion and belief are protected characteristics under the UK Equality Act. In theory, it’s a simple and obvious enough idea: someone should not be discriminated against or harassed at work because...