James Turner, CEO at Sutton Trust – who Debut interviewed for this report – stated, “disadvantaged young people are still struggling to get ahead and face worse outcomes than their more advantaged peers. The UK is a particularly class-based society, which hasn’t changed significantly over time.”
Published: 25 May 2019
Maria Chadwick, senior associate solicitor at Stephensons, said: “Nine years after the introduction of the act, it is clear that too many public bodies are still failing in their legal obligations to treat people equally. Disabled people continue to feel the brunt of that.
Published: 18 February 2019
New advice from ACAS following research that revealed that only one in four employers confirmed that their performance management systems are adapted for staff with special needs, disabilities and conditions such as dyslexia and autism. Julie Dennis Head of Diversity - Acas.
Published: 14 November 2018
A new IZA World of Labor report shows that anti-discrimination policies that rely on a punitive approach are not sufficient to combat discrimination. New research is shedding light on the impact of interventions that aim to reduce prejudices. Discrimination is a complex, multi-factor phenomenon.
Published: 2 June 2018
Workplace disability discrimination protection for cancer victims has been widened as a result of a landmark legal case taken by Unite, the UK’s largest union. The legal victory will ensure that people suffering with ‘pre-cancer’ will be protected under the Equality Act 2010. Contributor Howard Beckett, Assistant General Secretary for legal services Unite Howard Beckett.
Published: 11 March 2018
Discrimination 2018’ poll. The research also pointed to nearly three quarters of the entire workforce asserting that gender discrimination is still present. This year’s findings also demonstrated a worrying trend among young people, 88 percent of whom think that workplace gender discrimination is an issue and 66 percent of whom have experienced it themselves.
Published: 10 March 2018
More than a third of UK employees (37%) have felt discriminated against in the workplace, according to a new study of 1,300 working adults by ADP®. The research reveals that age is the most common reason for discrimination, cited by one in 10 employees (12%), while 8% feel they’ve been discriminated against due to their gender - rising to 11% amongst women.
Published: 6 March 2018