News for Diversity and Equality Industry

‘Half a man’ comment – firefighter wins £12k pay-out for unfair dismissal
Date created: 13/04/2021

After calling a short gay colleague ‘half a man’ a firefighter was dismissed by his employer. He was later awarded £12,000 for unfair dismissal... read more

More frequently overlooked for pay rises and jobs – ethnic minorities
Date created: 30/03/2021

According to the TUC a third of black and ethnic minority employees claim they have been unfairly turned down for work. They also admit that they feel twice as likely to have been placed in insecure positions than their white colleagues... read more

Tribunal claim won by female police officer after being subjected to diet comments
Date created: 22/03/2021

After comments from her boss to stop drinking gallons of coke, a police officer has won her claim for harassment... read more

Critics admit that unconscious bias training on its own is not enough to stop discrimination
Date created: 10/03/2021

Both behavioural scientists and equality campaigners agree that stand-alone training sessions simply do not work when it comes to unconscious bias... read more

Uber drivers are workers – says the Supreme Court
Date created: 25/02/2021

A unanimous ruling, and a landmark judgement from the Supreme Court means that Uber drivers are now classified as workers. The decision will have ‘serious implications’ for the gig economy and comes after a long-running legal case... read more

Diversity targets set for the first time by TSB
Date created: 12/02/2021

For the first time TSB has officially set goals for the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the organisation. The goals include LGBT, female and disabled staff members... read more

One in six redundancies agree they were chosen because they were parents.
Date created: 02/02/2021

Last year a survey carried out among redundant employees showed that those made redundant believed they were unfairly and unlawfully chosen because they were parents... read more

Discrimination claim at curry supplier sees worker awarded compensation.
Date created: 30/01/2021

A gentleman who worked for Bradford Management Services won his discrimination claim after he was repeatedly told that because he was white, he did not understand the recipes. .. read more

NHS trust to pay £7,600 for age and sex discrimination
Date created: 25/01/2021

A ‘best fit’ hire landed the NHS trust in hot water when they were told to pay a 50-year-old man £7,600 for age and sex discrimination... read more

Police officers sacked after racist and sexist language
Date created: 15/01/2021

Hampshire Constabulary has fired three officers from the serious organised crime unit (SOCU) because of gross misconduct. Concerns raised by a whistle-blower came about after their ‘lads’ pad’ was secretly bugged... read more