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Brunei shunned by some travel firms over laws allowing gay people to be stoned
Date created: 11/04/2019

A boycott of Brunei is gathering momentum because of its new law to stone gay people and anyone caught in adultery.. read more

‘Gypo’ memo gets music lecturer wrongly sacked
Date created: 04/04/2019

A lecturer at the Royal Academy of music was sacked after describing violinists of the orchestra as ‘gypos’. The tribunal ruled that the lecturer was wrongly fired and awarded Francesca Carpos a £180,000 pay out.. read more

Firms who fail to improve diversity need new laws
Date created: 29/03/2019

When it comes to diversity employers know that they need to up their game. The Confederation of British Industry reported in 2017 that 93% of people surveyed .. read more

Vodaphone staff who experience domestic abuse offered additional leave
Date created: 27/03/2019

After finding that almost 33% of their staff had experienced domestic abuse of some sort, Vodaphone groups has decided to offer all staff 10 days additional paid ‘safe leave’... read more

Report warns that an unfair share of trainee placements is given to white boys
Date created: 03/21/2019

The country’s equality body has said that an unfair share of trainee places is given to white boys and has called for equality to boost diversity in job training in the UK.. read more

Disabled workers target – Rudd plans increase
Date created: 03/13/2019

In a recent announcement, Amber Rudd stated that she will review the government target of placing a million more people with disabilities in work by 2027.. read more

Guest post: ‘A need to be liked’ by Snéha Khilay
Date created: 03/12/2019

Most of us acknowledge that our upbringing, education, experiences and even religious background and beliefs provide us with perspectives that shape us. Our perspectives become our values - what is important and acceptable to us.. read more

Possible charges for Labour due to human rights and Anti-Semitism
Date created: 09/03/2018

The Human Rights Watchdog says that the Labour Party may have unlawfully discriminated against Jewish people. A formal investigation is also being considered by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into anti-Semitism in the party... read more

Sex discrimination case – ONS economist wins £19,000
Date created: 07/03/2019

After a Cardiff tribunal found her former employer had denied her a promotion because of her gender, Olwen Renowden won her sex discrimination case and has been awarded £19,000... read more

Age discrimination case at tribunal won by 88-year-old woman
Date created: 27/02/2019

Recently an employment tribunal ruled that dismissing an 88-year old medical officer was not only unfair, but also tainted by discrimination.. read more