Diversity and equality

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

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    Equality in east London (in brief)

    The move will allow the network to expand its remit, delivering training support services and labour pool advice to employers across east London. It is also planning to start an employer recruitment drive.

    Tribunal awards ‘discriminate’ (in brief)

    Judged by the level and number of awards to plaintiffs, tribunals appear to take racial discrimination more seriously than sex or disability discrimination. For every pound awarded last year to employees who suffered race...

    Ad campaign backfires

    An advertising campaign by the Commission for Racial Equality seems to have backfired after it was accused of peddling the very stereotypes it is seeking to tackle. A series of deliberately provocative posters, including...

    Show and tell

    Regarding the government’s proposed new code to tackle ageism (News, 3 September), would it not be possible for companies to issue all job applicants with a breakdown of the age, sex and racial background of applicants for...

    Royal Mail attacked over sexism in sorting offices

    The Royal Mail has hit back at a research report claiming that its sorting offices continue to foster the segregation and exclusion of female part-time workers. The damning report states that terms, conditions and attitudes...

    Race against unemployment

    Margaret Hodge, minister for employment and equal opportunities, is to set up a specialist race employment and education forum (Reef) to advise her on how to improve employment opportunities for black and Asian people. The...

    New code aims to tackle ageism in the workplace

    Employment minister Andrew Smith has called on employers and the wider community to “join the fight” against ageism in the workplace. But while not ruling out legislation entirely, the government’s report...

    Home Office shamed again

    The Home Office is in the parliamentary doghouse. Having being shown to have failed to recruit a single trainee under the New Deal since the scheme was launched, the department has now been accused of deeply embedded racism...

    Bahl vacates EOC chair early

    Kamlesh Bahl has announced that she will be stepping down as chairwoman of the Equal Opportunities Commission a year before her tenure ends, saying that she had achieved her own agenda at the organisation. An advertisement...

    Army ‘slow’ to process claim

    An Asian soldier has alleged that the army is trying to play down his claims of racism in the armed forces. Brigadier Nasar Kham, who won the right to take his claim for racial discrimination to tribunal, believes that the...