News for Diversity and Equality Industry

After losing employment tribunal, Brewdog pays out £12,000
Date created: 18/09/2018

A former employee of the Craft Beer company Brewdog was sacked because he revealed that he was about to be declared legally blind. The company is now set to pay out £12,000 to James Ross.. read more

Pizza Hut sexual harassment case – schoolgirl awarded £16k
Date created: 11/09/2018

A 17-year old schoolgirl who was working as a receptionist at Pizza Hut Delivery in East London was awarded £15,800 after making a claim of sexual harassment at the employment tribunal.. read more

BA accused of harassment by worker wearing a crucifix
Date created: 04/09/2018

In a new tribunal a British Airways worker has won a landmark legal claim for the right to wear a crucifix at work. She has now started a new claim against British Airways... read more

Nike faces lawsuit over alleged gender discrimination of four women ex-employees
Date created: 29/08/2018

Four women who previously worked for Nike say that the firm violated equal pay laws. They also allege that the company fostered a work environment which allowed harassment to take place.. read more

Muslim woman in Sweden wins case for refusing to shake hands
Date created: 21/08/2018

The Swedish Labour Court ordered a company to pay compensation to a Muslim woman who refused to shake hands at an interview. The job interview was abruptly ended when Farah Alhajeh, aged 24 declined to shake the hand of the male interviewer.. read more

Gender pay gap and women’s career development are both big problems
Date created: 08/10/2018

When asked about what gets under the skin of many women employees, the answer came as a surprise. It is not the pay differential that bugs women, but the fact that men are valued more.. read more

After dismissing employee who used the ‘N’ word, Netflix will start educating staff
Date created: 06/08/2018

After dismissing their Head of Communications for using the ‘N’ word twice during a meeting, Netflix has stated that they will begin a programme to educate their staff about how nationality, gender, and race affect the company.. read more

Sexual orientation at work – over 30% of LGBT employees hide this
Date created: 25/07/2018

A survey of 3,213 employees carried out by YouGov showed that a staggering 30% of LGBT people kept their identities concealed at work.. read more

'Janet and John’ dress code Government Guidance Plan dismissed
Date created: 18/07/2018

The Governments guidance plan for employers on how they should implement dress codes has been criticised by an employment law firm. .. read more

Failure to disclose relationship with sex offender – Headteacher’s dismissal was justified
Date created: 11/07/2018

Headteacher at a maintained primary school, Ms Reilly failed to disclose her relationship with a man who had been convicted of making indecent pictures of children.. read more