Owners of a hotel in Cornwall who were deemed by a judge to have acted unlawfully for refusing to allow a gay couple a double room are considering appealing against the verdict. Peter and Hazelmary Bull said th ... Read more
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.
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
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
Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines has called on employers to encourage more females to develop their chef careers, in a speech at the launch of Women 1st Female Chefs’ Development programme.
Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines has teamed up with sector skills council People 1st to launch a pilot programme designed to further the careers of female chefs within the industry. The Women 1st Female Che ... Read more
Punch Taverns has offered an apology to the Labour party’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) society after staff at a Westminster pub refused to serve them. The group, which went to the pub carryi ... Read more
A round-up of the weekend’s news affecting the hospitality industry. News includes: 10% of Scottish B&Bs in newspaper survey refused rooms to ‘gay’ guest; Shearings and Bay restaurant brands set for sale?; Pret ... Read more
Tory Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling has come under fire after suggesting that people who run bed-and-breakfasts should have the right to turn away gay couples. Grayling was recorded at a think-tank semina ... Read more
Pub operator Realpubs has been forced to pay a former employee thousands of pounds in compensation after a tribunal ruled that he had been discriminated against because he was gay. Charles Lisboa, ex-assistant ... Read more
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 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
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
Peter Lederer, chair of the new hospitality diversity body, One and All Foundation, says that the industry could solve the skills shortage in an instant by looking more closely at internal talent