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      MPs say urgent action needed to protect pregnant women at work

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      A new report by the Women and Equalities Committee shows a shocking number of pregnant women and new mothers have fallen victim to discrimination at work. The committee is calling on the government to take action to protect these women and make it harder to make them redundant during and after pregnancy. The report reveals […]

      Minority employment targets need to be supported by cultural changes

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      Minority employment targets should be supported by other initiatives, including a review of corporate culture and recruitment processes, if greater progress is to be made. That’s according to diversity consultancy The Clear Company. This follows a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which calls for the introduction of minority employment targets after it […]

      Companies still ‘fearful’ of hiring disabled people

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      95% of recruiters say that companies are ‘fearful’ or ‘unsure’ about hiring disabled people, according to a new industry survey. The findings underline the need to continue raising awareness and add further impetus to the on-going campaign work of the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI). The survey of more than 100 members of recruitment industry trade […]

      Brits call for legislation on appearance discrimination

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      In light of Nicola Thorp being sent home after refusing to wear high heels, research by reveals British employees demand stronger legislation to prevent such appearance discrimination. The office space search engine surveyed 1,439 workers and found 75% want strong legislation put in place to prevent appearance discrimination based on the way they dress. […]

      Lack of data on disabled people on boards

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      There is no official or reliable data existing to show how many disabled people are on boards, despite drives for diversity in recent years. Commissioned by, the research has shown that while the issue of women’s representation on boards has gained real traction in policy and practice over the last decade or so, there […]

      Discrimination against new mums on the rise

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      Back in March, the Government released a report that found pregnant women face harassment at work. Now Citizens Advice says the number of women seeking help on pregnancy and maternity issues is on the rise, with some new mums reporting being put on zero-hours contracts or forced out of their jobs. The charity says there […]

      Men and women see the workplace differently

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      US-based corporate training start-up Bridge recently surveyed 1,000 office workers to find out how gender affects the way we see common workplace issues such as equal pay, sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The results are pretty revealing. When it comes to equal pay, men seem to be wearing rose tinted glasses, with 58% of those […]