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Avanti West Coast under fire for menopause gift bags

Avanti West Coast has faced criticism after its employee support group offered staff a gift bag that rail union representatives described as demeaning and insulting.

12 months of 2023: March

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 days of Christmas countdown revisits the key events of each month.

Menopause Friendly Employer Awards 2023 winners announced

The Menopause Friendly Awards returned to the Royal Lancaster Hotel last night (14 September) to celebrate best practice among those committed to changing and improving the lived experience of...

Times names top 50 employers for gender equality

The Times has announced the 50 best employers for gender equality, with Deloitte, Nestle and Ofcom all ranked. The list was drawn up in partnership with charity Business in the Community.

Avoiding virtue signalling on International Women's Day

You’re a business considering sharing content in support of International Women’s Day (IWD). By all means take action, but first, take note.

Employers to step in as menopause rejected as a protected characteristic

The UK government's rejection of calls to add menopause protections to the Equality Act shouldn’t stop businesses from creating their own policies, say women’s rights advocates and HR experts.

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Government awards £2 million to support women's reproductive health at work

The UK government has awarded £1.97 million in funding to support the development of better support for issues including the menopause, fertility problems, and pregnancy loss in the workplace.

Employers warned to mind the gender gap in hybrid work

Hybrid work has had a positive impact on the workforce, yet its sustainability will be down to employers’ awareness of the risks it brings.

Nine in 10 women want better health support at work

A new survey has found the majority of women think there should be more support in their workplace when it comes to female health issues.

Abortion support policy introduced by Ladbible

Media company Ladbible has introduced a new abortion policy to staff globally which includes offering up to 10 days paid leave for an abortion procedure.

Millions more women in work than a decade ago

There are two million more women in employment in the UK than there were in 2010, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

EU Directive demands third of board members are women by 2026

European employers will have to report minimum percentages of women on their boards following an agreement in Brussels by the European Council after a decade of preparation and numerous roadblocks.