Race at work

Nationality and Borders Bill leaves foreign born citizens open to discrimination

The Nationality & Borders Bill, awaiting its second reading in the House of Lords, will leave foreign-born British people open to discrimination, according to campaigners, making it harder for ethnic...

David Lammy encourages middle managers to embrace diversity at work

Middle managers need to embrace diversity and inclusion before any real change can happen in an organisation, Labour MP for Tottenham David Lammy told delegates at day two of the CIPD annual...

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

Succeeding as a black woman in business

I was born and raised in Nigeria where I lived and went to school. I am the second of five children and was born into a very professional and entrepreneurial family.

How do you achieve racial equity at work? Call out racism

Racial equity remains a challenge as organisations grapple with the complications of inclusivity.

Complexity not a barrier to ethnicity pay gap reporting, say MPs

Government is "juggling" complex issues as it explores the viability of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting, MPs heard yesterday.

ESG and the role of HR

Data is starting to show a positive correlation between solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice and financial performance. In the UK alone, investors piled £2.9 billion into ESG...

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.

Are performative allies blocking your progress towards race equity?

Following the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, many individuals and organisations have stepped up their efforts to become an ally against racism.

Supreme Court dismisses Royal Mail discrimination case

A Royal Mail postman who applied, and was turned down, for several managerial and technical roles within the company accused his employer of racial discrimination.

‘If you’re from an ethnic background, you are told to work twice as hard’, new equity report finds discrimination still rife in UK workforce

There remain fundamental issues of racism in the UK workforce, with Black employees worse off than those from a White, Asian or mixed ethnic background.

BAME employees told to 'Westernise' names

BAME workers feel numerous pressures to fit in research finds, highlighting a serious and longstanding issue