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      Half of employers still discriminating applicants against appearance

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      More than half of British employers admitted to making a decision not to employ someone – because they didn’t like the way they looked. A study of 1,000 bosses found that despite UK employment laws banning employers from discriminating against anyone because of their sex, religion or other personal characteristics, many are doing so anyway. […]

      McDonalds incident puts focus on employee relationships

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      Employers concerned about the effects of employee relationships on their business need to ensure they have professionally drafted policies in place to avoid claims of harassment or discrimination. The advice from employment law specialists at law firm Slater Heelis comes after the British chief executive of McDonalds, Steve Easterbrook, was dismissed following the discovery of […]

      Opinion: Why hiring white women isn’t enough

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      The risk of solely hiring ‘more women’ (which often just means privileged white women) is that it limits the benefits of greater diversity, Hephzi Pemberton founder and CEO of Equality Group tells HR Magazine.  I am a white woman, and a classic example of the kind of woman who tends to be found in financial and […]

      Workplace discrimination effects one in four employees in the UK

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      Workplace discrimination has unfortunately been a thing since time began, but with more people than ever speaking out about how they have been discriminated against at work, why are the numbers still so high? Nearly one in four UK employees (23%) have said they have experienced an incident in the past 12 months where they […]

      Women *still* facing discrimination over family plans

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      Here’s another one to file under ‘how depressing’… a new survey has revealed that almost one in three bosses wouldn’t hire a female applicant in case they become pregnant soon. This form of employment discrimination is illegal, of course, but that hasn’t stopped senior executives from passing over women during the recruitment process. Indeed, some […]