Diversity and equality

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

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    Institutional ageism

    It seems particularly inappropriate that the Department for Education and Employment, which continually denies the need for anti-ageist legislation, should be responsible for an advertisement for the New Deal boasting that...

    Police cautioned on recruitment (in brief)

    The home secretary has threatened to cut the budgets of police constabularies that have failed to meet his targets for recruiting officers from ethnic minorities. Jack Straw told the annual conference of the Black Police...

    Women HR directors take lead in race for equality

    Personnel is leading by example in equal opportunities. Men no longer dominate the higher echelons of HR management and, in the past year, the highest-paid HR director in a FTSE-100 company was a woman. The gap between the...

    Directory for ethnic achievers (in brief)

    The Ethnic Media Group is compiling a “who’s who” of high-achieving black and Asian employees. Companies are invited to send nominations to EMG, 148 Cambridge Heath Road, London E1 5QJ.

    Disability

    Before an employer can be found to have discriminated on grounds of disability, it must be first aware not only of the disability, but of any special arrangements the person concerned may require. So, in Ridout v TC Group...

    Enforcing fair pay

    We now have the draft regulations for the national minimum wage act, and responses should be made to the Department of Trade and Industry by 6 November. At first reading, there is a sense of déjà vu about the act, owing to...

    Race discrimination

    In Tchoula v Netto Foodstores Ltd (1998 IDS 617; EAT) the Employment Appeals Tribunal advised tribunals on how they should treat claimants in race discrimination cases. This advice should be followed in all cases and should...

    Family-friendly award (in brief)

    Parents at Work and Lloyds TSB, which are organising the award, have produced a checklist of childcare practices that do more than “pay lip-service” to the issue. Call 0171 628 3565 to receive an entry form.

    Guarding women’s rights (in brief)

    Training and recruitment agencies are also set to address the imbalance, as they face a predicted 30 per cent shortfall in security staff as a result of the working time directive. The Wise project is to hold seminars and...

    Plans for Northern Ireland equality body under fire

    Northern Ireland secretary Mo Mowlam, recipient of impassioned applause at the Labour Party conference for her work on the Good Friday peace agreement, could lose the support of equal opportunities and employer bodies unless...