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Widespread workplace discrimination blocking progress on gender diversity

With the public spotlight on sexual harassment cases and the gender pay gap, new research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) demonstrates how discrimination is rife across the workplace. More than four in five (85 percent) of women and 80 percent of men report that they have witnessed gender-discriminatory acts at work.

Contributor: Caroline Minashi | Published: 1 February 2018

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Can men really suffer sexism too?

In the past, women who moved to support their husband were labelled as the ‘trailing spouse’ by old-school business and in fact even today only 20 percent of those on international assignments are women. However, recent reports suggest it is not only women who have to cope with outmoded attitudes in the modern business world.

Contributor: Jo Latimer | Published: 29 November 2017

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FTSE 350s must have more women leaders

Review finds FTSE 100 companies are on track to meet the target of having one third of board positions held by women by 2020, if they continue to meet progress made in the last three years. The number of women on company boards has more than doubled since 2011.

Contributor: Sir Philip Hampton | Published: 16 November 2017

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Government rejects all recommendations on gender equality

The Government has rejected all six of the recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee in the last Parliament for improving women’s representation in the House of Commons. From Committee Chair, Maria Miller.

Contributor: Maria Miller | Published: 11 September 2017

Explaining gender pay causing publication delay

UK companies committed to gender pay gap reporting but need to explain slows publication. A third of companies have completed reporting, few have published yet. The majority (70 percent) intend to publish a narrative to support the figures. Over half (54 percent) have looked into root causes, albeit focusing on pay levels rather than long term issues such as women's careers. Comment Chris Charman, Principal and Reward expert at Mercer.

Contributor: Chris Charman | Published: 31 August 2017

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Trans employees still lacking workplace support

Prejudice can be a daily experience for trans people but poor awareness from employers about the challenges they face can leave them isolated at work, according to new research. Comment from Acas Head of Equality, Julie Dennis and Stonewall Head of Trans Inclusion, Rebecca Stinson.

Contributor: Julie Dennis & Rebecca Stinson | Published: 27 August 2017

The ethnicity and disability pay gap

I welcome the EHRC decision to focus on pay gaps for ethnicity and disability as well as gender.  We know that employers getting race equality the in the workplace right is worth £24bn per year to the UK economy. From Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community.

Contributor: Sandra Kerr | Published: 16 August 2017

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The six FTSE female CEOs earn £2 million less than the men

Following the High Pay Centre’s annual FTSE 100 CEO pay survey released this morning which shows there are only six female FTSE 100 CEOs, earning on average over £2 million less than male CEOs last year, Dr Sumita Ketkar, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Professional Development at Westminster Business School, believes the figures are disappointing:

Contributor: Sumita Ketkar | Published: 10 August 2017

NZ politician fed up with “children plans” questions

The newly elected opposition leader in New Zealand has reacted angrily to repeated questions about whether or not she plans to have children. Jacinda Ardern told a TV morning show host that it was "totally unacceptable" to be asked those questions in 2017. Comment Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson is an employment law consultant for the ELAS Group.

Contributor: Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson | Published: 6 August 2017