Diversity and equality

Index here items on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.

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    Granada in row over weight

    Equal opportunities campaigners have reacted strongly against a Granada Group executive’s admission that he would not employ overweight applicants. Gordon Towell, a managing director, told a radio phone-in debate that “fat...

    Race relations shake-up

    The government is examining the possibility of rewriting the Race Relations Act 1976 after the inquiry into police race relations skills makes its report in February. Proposals are thought to include “naming and shaming”...

    Code ‘will not beat ageism’

    Employment minister Andrew Smith’s request to employment tribunal chairs to make his anti-ageism code a “soft law” will not turn the tide of discrimination against older workers, a leading recruiter has...

    All things not being equal

    At a west London hotel last year, BT’s Ethnic Minority Network met for its annual convention. With the exception of the waiters and a couple of PR people, everyone who gathered for the usual updates, reports and chitchat...

    Ageism row takes legal twist (in brief)

    Employment ministers are believed to be in dispute over the legal status of the long-promised code of practice on age discrimination. The draft version made no mention of whether it is supposed to be statutory or voluntary...

    Women ‘not programmed to succeed in workplace’

    Women are not genetically programmed to succeed in the workplace, and they will always command lower pay and status because of their lack of competitiveness, according to a book published this month. A respected evolutionary...

    EOC proposes sex equality bill

    The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has proposed a “super-law” on sex equality, bringing together elements of the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and other relevant laws to eliminate continuing inequalities...

    Human Resource Issues of the European Union

    Author Mike Leat Publisher FT Pitman (01704 508080) Price £21.99 ISBN 0 273 62508 X Devised to fulfil the need for a reference book looking at the European Union from an HR perspective, this volume includes a detailed analysis...

    Hodge makes first move on

    The government has given the clearest indication yet that it intends to create a “super-commission” to guard against discrimination at work on grounds of sex, race or disability. Margaret Hodge, the minister for employment...

    Can you help?

    I am researching reward schemes for successful mentors/sponsors and would be interested to hear from anyone with experience in this area. Vikki England 75 Glen Nevis, East Kilbride Scotland, G74 2BJ I am researching the proposed...