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£4bn equal pay claim against Tesco
Date created: 19/02/2018

After the law firm Leigh Day announced legal proceedings, Tesco the supermarket giant faces what may be the largest equal pay challenge in UK history. If this claim is successful, it may cost Tesco in the region of £4bn in compensation for workers... read more

Woman earning less than male colleague wins clam for equal pay
Date created: 15/02/2018

Despite doing the same job as a male colleague, a female manager was paid £7,680 less per year. Ms Michelle Smith has recently won more than £12,000 in compensation from her former employer.. read more

Jewish teacher wins discrimination claim – sacked for ‘living in sin’
Date created: 09/02/2018

A nursery school teacher, Ms De Groen has won her claim for sexual and religious discrimination against an Orthodox Jewish nursery where she was dismissed for living with her boyfriend.. read more

Jeremy Corbyn Conference charging minorities lower entrance fee than white attendees – equality experts to investigate
Date created: 31/01/2018

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have confirmed that they are ‘looking in detail’ at the decision by the Labour Party to provide discounted tickets to minorities at the upcoming conference... read more

Lift key incident causes disabled shop worker to win tribunal award from M & S
Date created: 23/01/2018

Recently an employment tribunal awarded an employee £1,000 against Marks & Spencer. The award came after a delay in supplying him with a lift key to enable him to reach the toilets easier... read more

Gender Pay Gap- BBC Veteran quits China Editor post in protest
Date created: 10/01/2018

In a move which has astounded her bosses, Carrie Gracie – a highly respected veteran who has been with the BBC for 30 years- has announced her resignation.. read more

General Motors named among the best places to work
Date created: 18/12/2017

In the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Corporate Equality Index, General Motors, Canada earned a perfect 100% score, placing them in the category of best places to work in the UK. This is the 10th time that General Motors has earned the perfect score for Best Place to work for LGBTQ Equality... read more

Going forwards to a diverse, inclusive culture.
Date created: 11/12/2017

Elaine MacGlone, Equality and Diversity Manager for the Law Society of Scotland talked recently about receiving the 2017 Award for Diversity and Inclusion Manager of the Year... read more

Martina Navratilova: Gender equality- this makes good sense for businesses
Date created: 07/12/2017

Martina Navratilova calls on businesses to strive for equal pay and diversity. This, says Ms Navratilova, means better financial and social success. Martins is not only a tennis legend, but a campaigner for women’s rights... read more

Aviva - male and female staff to receive equal paid parental leave
Date created: 28/11/2017

The insurance company Aviva has said that it will allow up to one full year off for parents. Regardless of gender, six months of this will be on full basic pay... read more