Diversity and equality

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

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    NHS trusts found wanting on race equality

    Many NHS trusts are falling short of their legal obligations to promote racial equality across the workforce, according to a report out today by the healthcare watchdog. A quarter of the 39 trusts reviewed failed to publish...

    Disabled people more likely to be bullied at work

    Disabled people are more likely to experience hostility and bullying at work, research has found. More than 22 per cent of people with a disability or long-term illness said they had experienced persistently unfair or critical...

    Pull your punches  

    As the season of goodwill approaches, HR practitioners will be bracing themselves for outbreaks of post-festive ill will. Bad behaviour at alcohol-fuelled office parties often causes lingering resentment that can escalate...

    Workplace bullying at 'disturbing' levels, research suggests

    More than 90 per cent of workers surveyed by the Andrea Adams Trust say they are being bullied. A survey of 10,000 employees by the charity found that 92 per cent felt they were currently being bullied. Almost half (49...

    Worry over retail ‘sacked list’

    Employers should exercise caution over a new database that lists retail staff who have been sacked for dishonesty, experts have warned. The National Staff Dismissal Register (NSDR) will list all retail staff who have been...

    Equal opportunity

    Since the introduction of the sexual orientation and religion or belief regulations last year, a number of high-profile cases have hit the headlines. Many of these have concerned the wearing of religious apparel and jewellery...

    Court backs mother in care dispute

    A British woman has won the initial stages of a landmark legal case at the European Court of Justice that could give new rights to millions of carers.   The Advocate-General agreed that Sharon Coleman suffered “discrimination...

    Out of their depth

    Professor Binna Kandola is right, there are no downsides to addressing bullying, even for the alleged perpetrator (Letters, 29 November 2007).   Having run programmes over a number of years I have often come across...

     Tackle bullies at work

    A recent survey conducted by anti-bullying charity the Andrea Adams Trust indicated that one in four people had been bullied at work. It is easy for people who have not been bullied to say that the problem is really...

    I spy a problem

    Sending in spies could also perhaps create an opportunity for a poor-performing employee to hit back at a manager who is doing his or her job properly and aiming to correct the poor performance. It may provide a chance for...