Gender pay gap reporting extends ‘employee’ definition to contractors

___   ‘Snapshot’ date also changed in finalised regulations that take effect in April; experts warn gathering data will be ‘big challenge’ for HR in 2017 The government has published its final gender pay gap reporting regulations, which will take effect on 6 April 2017, confirming many requirements from the draft versions but also introducing… Continue reading

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The importance of diversity in the workplace

In today’s society having a diverse workforce is one of the most important elements to succeeding as a business and this has been supported by Business Journal 2014, when they carried out a study on over 800 businesses. The conclusion reached was that companies who employ a gender-diverse company have 14% higher average comparable revenue… Continue reading

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Analysis: Why LGBT inclusion at work matters – and not just in the UK

Role of organisations in pushing for LGBT acceptance tops agenda at The Economist’s Pride and Prejudice event The challenges facing the LGBT community overseas dominated discussions at The Economist’s ambitious Pride and Prejudice event last week – a 24-hour debate on the business and economic case for LGBT diversity and inclusion spanning three continents. “How… Continue reading

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Religious festivals: no requirement to give employee five weeks off

An employment tribunal found that London Underground was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for five consecutive weeks’ annual leave in the summer to attend religious festivals. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent tribunal decisions. No religious discrimination over rejection of request for five weeks off in summer The employment tribunal decision in Gareddu v… Continue reading

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