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More job protection for pregnant women proposed
Date created: 25/01/2019

Under new plans pregnant women and parents who return to work will receive greater protection from redundancy. The government plans to extend legal protection against redundancy. This proposal will pertain to women who are pregnant, and will continue up till six months after they return to work.. read more

£500m equal pay deal for Glasgow City Council workers
Date created: 25/01/2019

After union representatives agreed a deal with Glasgow City Council, thousands of female workers could receive pay-outs which total more than £500m. The agreement which was reached was to resolve historic equal pay claims.. read more

Should we end the British Honours System?
Date created: 17/01/2019

Every year when the honours list is announced questions are asked as to the difference between a CBE and an OBE. Can a woman be knighted? And what exactly does one need to do to receive an honour? More importantly, why are all the titles still referring to the British Empire?.. read more

BME women do not need penalties for who they are – they need help to flee from violence
Date created: 10/01/2019

Five minutes from the centre of Rotherham – a town which made headlines over grooming gangs – you will find the charity Apna Haq. VAWG is the black and minority ethnic violence against women and girls charity, which is not unlike wild flowers which bloom on roadsides. It flourishes in spite of everything... read more

Bank of England governor – Treasury urged to hire a woman
Date created: 04/01/2019

Rachel Reeves, Labour MP, has said that the Bank has not done enough when it comes to recruiting, training and promoting talented women. The treasury needs to work a lot harder to find a suitable woman to succeed Mr Carney as governor of the Bank of England. This statement came from two of parliaments most influential select committee chairs.. read more

TalkTalk faces equal pay claim from former manager
Date created: 28/12/2018

A former manager at TalkTalk has brought a tribunal claim against the telecoms company, claiming she was paid 40% less than male colleagues doing the same job. .. read more

Harmful gender stereotypes in adverts to be banned by watchdog
Date created: 21/12/2018

The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) stated that when harmful stereotypes are used in adverts, they directly contribute to the way people see themselves and the role they play in society. These negative views can hold people back... read more

Lord Chancellor to be sued for ‘unlawful discrimination’, says trade union
Date created: 14/12/2018

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards who work at the Ministry of justice are being represented by a trade union who is preparing to sue the Lord Chancellor over unlawful discrimination.. read more

White colleagues earn more than ethnic minority academics
Date created: 08/12/2018

Meenakshi Sarkar was delighted when, after a successful career in business in India, she landed a job as a teaching fellow at Leeds University.. read more

EAT rules that employee was not discriminated against or harassed by colleagues
Date created: 03/12/2018

David Evans made a claim that he had suffered insults from his colleagues due to his weight and ethnic background. He alleged that he was victimised and discriminated against in the office where jibing and teasing were part of the day.. read more