Discrimination

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...

Employees take four mental health days a year

?Workers are taking an average of four mental health days a year but tell employers they are for physical ailments, according to research

Workplaces becoming increasingly politicised

As political divisions in the UK and US increase, talking politics at work is no longer as taboo as it once was

Quarter of firms have never interviewed a disabled person

More than half (52%) of HR leaders incorrectly believe the main reason disabled people don’t get jobs is because they lack the right skills or qualifications, according to Scope

Four ways to be an ethical AI business leader

At the 2019 CIPD Festival of Work speakers shared tips on how to ensure AI is helping to create meaningful work

MPs renew calls for gagging clause ban

The government must be clearer about use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), which are still regularly used to cover up harassment, according to a report by MPs

Firms failing on women in leadership mentoring

Three-quarters (75%) of female leaders do not believe their organisation runs an effective women in leadership mentoring programme, according to research from Reed