Workplace racism increasingly being ‘normalised’, analysis suggests

__   Review of 25,000 cases of racism at work highlights complicit managers, poor D&I training and workers’ inability to speak out Managers are commonly indifferent to or perpetrate racism in workplaces, a new report from the University of Manchester has revealed. The Equality, Diversity and Racism in the Workplace: A Qualitative Analysis of the… Continue reading

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Employers and experts clash over rights of gig economy workers

___   Deliveroo tells government it ‘can’t function’ without self-employed drivers, but agencies urge clarity over employment status The stage is set for a dramatic showdown between employers, employer bodies and academics, as a widespread consultation on the future of workers’ rights in the gig economy nears a conclusion. The widespread review by the Business,… Continue reading

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Employers ‘must change attitudes towards dress code discrimination’

___ Recruiters and employment lawyers suggest new legislation is not the answer New legislation will be less effective in putting an end to so-called ‘dress code discrimination’ than a culture shift among organisations, experts have suggested, as the fallout continues from a parliamentary inquiry into workplace attire. A report from the parliamentary committee for women… Continue reading

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Younger judges win age discrimination tribunal

___   Employers should beware that age-related claims may not only be brought by older workers, says Mark Bland Younger members of the judiciary have been successful in an age discrimination claim in the employment tribunal. The younger judges had attacked the introduction of a new pension scheme that would see them lose out compared… Continue reading

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Redundancy ban to be considered for new mothers

__   Women and equalities committee report calls on government to strengthen protection from discrimination Pregnant women and new mothers could be entitled to additional protection from redundancy if new government proposals go ahead. A redundancy ban, whereby firms would be unable to make women redundant during pregnancy, maternity leave or for six months after… Continue reading

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