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Equal pay – the basics

Equal pay – the basics

There is still a significant gap in earnings between men and women, despite the Equal Pay Act being introduced 40 years ago. Solicitor Ann Munro outlines employers’ legal obligations in respect of equal pay. Read more
Sex discrimination in the workplace

Sex discrimination in the workplace

The Equality Act 2010 replaces the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 from today. Solicitor Nicola McMahon outlines what the Act entails and what employers can do to ensure they are not discriminating on the grounds o ... Read more
Positive discrimination at work

Positive discrimination at work

What steps can be taken to avoid under-representation of particular groups in the workplace, particularly as the law currently frowns on positive discrimination. Solicitor James Hall outlines the legal requirem ... Read more
Infozone: the briefing – 04/02/2010

Infozone: the briefing – 04/02/2010

Topics covered in our weekly briefing include: Police crackdown on ‘problem premises’ and underage drinking; job candidates scuppered by their online profiles; race and gender pay gap still very much in evidenc ... Read more
Women 1st – equal contributors

Women 1st – equal contributors

Women in hospitality are set to benefit from a new leadership and management development programme, which has the full backing of Cherie Blair. Sharon Glancy, business solutions director of hospitality skills c ... Read more
Be ‘positive’, not discriminatory

Be ‘positive’, not discriminatory

Employers will be allowed to give priority to a job candidate from an under-represented minority when the Equality Bill becomes law next year. But only when they are chosen from equally qualified hopefuls, expl ... Read more
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