BBC proves recruiters prefer ‘Adam’ to ‘Mohamed’ – so why does bias persist, despite legislation?

___     BBC’s Inside Out, which aired this Monday, found a job seeker with an ‘English-sounding name’ was offered three times the number of interviews than an applicant with a Muslim name when applying for 100 roles detailing identical skills and experience. A separate interviewee who featured on the programme explained how he had… 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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Call for German-style employment rights to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination

___   Dismissal would be allowed only in exceptional cases The UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee recently highlighted a “shocking” increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination, with the number of expectant and new mothers forced to leave their jobs almost doubling since 2005. Although such discrimination is already unlawful, the select committee has called for  German-style… Continue reading

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