Diversity and equality

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

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    Zero-hours warning

    The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for regulation of the use of zero-hours contracts to guard against the danger of penalising women. In a written response to the Fairness at Work white paper, the EOC argued that...

    Race discrimination

    In law, the same matter cannot be litigated twice. In Divine-Bortey v London Borough of Brent (1998 IDS 615; CA), the Court of Appeal decided that this rule covered not only the subject of the litigation, but also any other...

    Bullies targeted

    Beating workplace bullies can be done only with the support of personnel and HR managers, according to John Monks, the TUC’s general secretary. A TUC campaign to be launched in October includes a conference for HR managers...

    US discrimination monitor ceases covert operations

    The US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has agreed to stop using undercover agents to expose firms’ discriminatory recruitment practices. For the past year the commission has been sending “testers” – a pair...

    Commission on disability rights set to enforce DDA

    Employers are predicting that the “head of steam” over disability bias will blow when a new commission starts to bring discrimination cases against individual firms. But HR managers say that the predicted flood of cases supported...

    Councils team up on equality

    Local councils across the UK are joining forces to draft a common race relations policy designed to ensure that contractors meet approved equality criteria. A single forum to vet local authority contractors on their compliance...

    Losing orientation

    The keenly awaited view of the advocate-general on Seymour-Smith and Perez was delivered at the end of July. This concerned the case that challenges the legality of the two-year qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims...

    New Deal for disabled people

    The company, which employs 11,000 disabled people in the UK and abroad, says it wants to concentrate its efforts on finding jobs for younger trainees.

    Award promotes fair treatment

    Organisers of the Wainwright Trust Breakthrough award believe it will highlight the “often unsung” work of equal opportunities officers, law centre workers and trade union officers in bringing about real changes to working...

    Report bears out age barrier

    Employment minister Andrew Smith was forced to reiterate his promise to tackle the problem through a voluntary code of practice after research showed that, despite being more willing to take flexible posts, older workers...