Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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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.

Conflicting opinions about Israel and Palestine must be dealt with sensitively

The atrocities committed by the terrorist organisation Hamas on 7 October 2023 have reignited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with Israel launching devastating retaliatory airstrikes on Gaza, a...

The power of open-sourcing HR: Why belonging is best built without walls

It’s no secret that different people and HR teams have their individual superpowers.

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...

Withdrawn job offer costs firm £17,000 for disability discrimination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

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...

Ethnicity pay gap reporting in the US and UK and the power of pay auditing

When working on closing the gender pay gap, the UK and the US do stand out by looking beyond gender. They consider ethnic identity as another indicator of pay disparity: the ethnic pay gap.

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Algorithms on the job: data-driven wages and discrimination drivers

As with all things to do with AI, algorithmic or 'algorithmically personalised' wages is a hot topic.

Laughing at someone falling over not harassment, rules tribunal

A tribunal has ruled that laughing at someone falling over is not harassment, after a pub worker lost a claim against his employer.

Proposed legislative changes should improve the situation for working women

Every year on International Women’s Day, we are called to reflect on what it means and how the position of women in society has changed.

The importance of tracking sexual harassment cases

With legislation currently progressing through Parliament which will introduce a new duty to take all reasonable steps to prevent the sexual harassment of employees, could small changes to employment...