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News for Diversity and Equality Industry

After finding homophobic note in locker, worker from Wilko’s quits her job
Date created: 22/09/2020

After finding a homophobic note shoved into her locker Pamela Clinton quit her job at Wilko’s because she was not happy with the way her complaint was handled... read more

Covid-19 worker reinstated after B&Q dismissal
Date created: 21/09/2020

A worker from B&Q who was dismissed because she failed to follow absence procedures has been reinstated in her position after the union Updaw took action against the company... read more

Inquiry finds GMB Union ‘institutionally sexist’
Date created: 09/09/2020

A leading barrister has labelled one of the UK’s largest trade unions, GMB Union ‘institutionally sexist,’ leading to an inquiry into the culture of the union. .. read more

Changes to contracts – British Gas staff may consider strike
Date created: 31/08/2020

After claims that staff will be forced to accept worse employment contracts or face dismissal, British Gas employees are threatening to strike... read more

UK fund managers say they will hire 100 black interns a year
Date created: 26/08/2020

In an effort to tackle underrepresentation many City firms have signed up to #100BlackInterns. Eighty City fund managers have already committed to hiring 100 black interns per year... read more

Sexism case against tech firm Splunk won by sales executive
Date created: 18/08/2020

After her clients were re-allocated to others in what she described as an ‘old boys’ network’ a sales executive has won her claim for sex discrimination... read more

Third worker status case – CitySprint loses
Date created: 11/08/2020

After taking CitySprint to tribunal three times, the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) calls on the government to clarify employment status laws... read more

Luton Town player racially abused, boy arrested
Date created: 06/08/2020

After targeting a Luton Town player via Instagram, a 15-year old boy has been arrested for racial abuse... read more

Number of black directors to double - says HSBC
Date created: 30/07/2020

The CEO of HSBC has admitted that they have failed to collect ethnicity data, and this has led to mistrust among black employees... read more

Racial stereotype comments lead to Southampton lecturer being sacked
Date created: 27/07/2020

A tribunal heard that an engineering university lecturer was sacked after he racially stereotyped some black students... read more