WorkLife: Discrimination

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Learning to be an Active Bystander

Learning to be an Active Bystander

This week, I had the chance to attend an excellent hour-long session on being an “Active Bystander” when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and encouraging a "speak out" culture within your organisation.

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

Now that January has finally limped to the finish line, you could be forgiven for feeling that 2017 was a long time ago.  However, before your memories fade altogether, I thought it would be a helpful reminder to look at some of the key employment matters from last year which are likely to continue to have an impact in 2018, as well as consider some of the new developments which this year may bring. 

100 years of voting: Sex discrimination law review

100 years of voting: Sex discrimination law review

This year marks 100 years since (at least some) women were granted the right to exercise their democratic right to vote in the UK. Whilst there is much to celebrate in terms of women's progress in this country in the last century, sex discrimination in the workplace and beyond still continues. The Fawcett Society has published a Sex Discrimination Law Review , which examines whether sex discrimination law in the UK is fit for purpose.

Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Equal pay has been in the news a lot recently: there was the BBC “who’s on the list” scandal (see here for Katie Lancaster’s take on that): Asda’s court battle against over 10,000 claimants; and last week’s report by the Chartered Management Insititue that the pay gap between male and female managers is worsening and could be as much as £12,000 per year.