Diversity and equality

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

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    Assister act

    “You need to treat people differently in order to treat them fairly.” A contradiction in terms, you may think. But when it comes to dealing with disabled employees, this is precisely what the Disability Discrimination Act...

    Listen without prejudice

    The DWP and the DTI are locked in discussion about maintaining a statutory retirement age, and it looks probable that one will not be set. Obviously, in the future this could be worrying for employers with long service...

    Disabled by prejudice

    Employers’ perceptions of disability can lead to misguided presumptions about a disabled person’s capabilities as well as about how that person’s disability could interact with their work, their colleagues...

    First glimpse of new discrimination rules (news)

    The DTI has launched two new consultation papers proposing changes to UK discrimination law. Jane Hayden-Smith, an employment partner with law firm Beachcroft Wansbroughs, told PM that the papers were the “first indication...

    Ticked off

    ‘Is it for yourself? You don’t sound disabled,’ was the response from a prospective employer to interviewee Val Milnes, when she called to arrange an appropriate car parking space. Such comments no longer surprise Milnes...

    How to recruit people with disabilities

    Studies showing that people with disabilities are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people have provoked claims that employers are prejudiced. In fact, the question of disabled people’s access to work...

    Employing People With Disabilities

    Book Author Michael Evans Publisher CIPD (available from CIPD Publishing on 020 8612 6204) Price £9.99 ISBN 0 85292 900 5 For readers accustomed to grappling with the detail of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995...

    Mental block

    Disability campaigners have hailed Andrew Watkiss v John Laing plc as a landmark case that now makes it easier for job applicants to challenge discrimination based on an individual’s history of mental illness. But there is...

    Disabled high-flyer drive (in brief)

    The Cabinet Office has launched a joint drive with disability charity Workable to attract disabled graduate high-flyers into the civil service by offering targeted work placements. • The deadline for government funding...