Gender

Top 10 jobs where women earn more than men revealed

Analysts revealed the top 10 occupations where women could be paid more than men, after studying gender pay gap data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

HR leaders featured in 2024 new year honours list

A number of HR leaders have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2024, which aims to recognise exceptional achievements from people across the country.

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Lack of diversity more expensive than ever

Diverse companies are more likely than ever to outperform their less diverse peers, according to a series of reports by business consultancy McKinsey.

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimation, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

Aviva boss vets white male senior recruits

Amanda Blanc, Aviva’s chief executive, told the Sexism in the City inquiry that she vets all senior white male recruits to improve diversity and prevent nepotism.

Menopausal bus driver loses disability claim

A bus driver’s menopausal symptoms did not qualify as a disability, and her claims of unfair constructive dismissal and discrimination were rejected by the tribunal.

Employers pledge to stop asking salary history

Employers including the Samaritans, TripAdvisor and Women in Sport have pledged not to ask candidates about their salary history in order to help address the gender pay gap.

Laurence Fox and misogyny in the workplace

TV presenter Dan Wootten’s immediate response to misogynistic comments made by actor Laurence Fox on air was to laugh. This unfortunately is a typical reaction when a colleague or friend bears witness...

Class greatest barrier to career progression in financial services

Socio-economic background is more likely to impact a person’s career in financial services than gender or ethnicity, according to a report from non-profit consultancy, The Bridge Group.

Police officer unfairly dismissed over sexist fitness test

A Ministry of Defence (MOD) Police officer who was dismissed after failing a fitness test has won an employment tribunal.

Government's split paternity leave reform slammed as missed opportunity

The government’s reforms to paternity leave and pay have been criticised as inadequate and a missed opportunity to reduce gender inequality by charities and experts.