Discrimination

Employees don't trust organisations enough to share personal data

Workers are willing to share personal data to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) but do not trust their employer enough to do this.

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.

Poor strategy crippling D&I efforts

Over half (51%) of SMEs don’t have a process for setting diversity hiring goals, according to a new report.

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Europe leads global average for female board representation

Over a third (34%) of European companies have a woman on the board, making it the world’s leading continent for gender representation in 2021.

The impact of cognitive ‘propaganda’ on minority ethnic workers

Last month, The Ivy Asia issued a formal apology after its ‘culturally insensitive’ and ‘totally inappropriate’ ad campaign sparked outrage from critics and members of the public.

Major rise in race discrimination claims in 2020

Employment tribunals in the UK saw a 48% rise in the number of race discrimination claims in 2020, according to new data stemming from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

Asda porter dismissal demonstrates need to support disabled workforce

An Asda supermarket porter with 30 years’ service, who was dismissed following his breach of the retailer's staff smoking policy, is bringing a claim to the Employment Tribunal.

What do employers need to prove in defending discrimination claims?

A legal case involving Royal Mail last month serves as a reminder to be aware at all times of how discrimination claims work in practice.

It’s time we stopped telling women what to wear to work

Telling women what they can wear is once again making headlines. This authoritarian, ‘big brother knows best’ approach is a regression and an attack of individual identity and freedom.

What to do about employees’ offensive social media posts

Following England’s disappointing Euro 2020 final defeat, social media has seen a torrent of racial abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. This has been accompanied by a growing...

People with learning disabilities held back by bureaucracy

People with learning disabilities can offer unique skills to employers but are held back by bureaucratic policies and attitudes, according to Sally Butcher, managing director of social enterprise...