Black and minority teachers face ‘inherent racism’ in UK schools, report warns

Black and minority teachers face ‘inherent racism’ in UK schools, report warns BME teachers ‘more likely’ to consider quitting the profession as a result of work-related illness and discrimination, as UK faces growing ‘crisis’ in teacher retention Black and ethnic … Read More

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Disabled people ‘treated like second-class citizens’ – watchdog

Disabled people ‘treated like second-class citizens’ – watchdog People with disabilities are being treated like second class citizens, the UK’s equality watchdog has said. Equality and Human Rights Commission chairman David Isaac has called for stronger legislation and more focus … Read More

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Women face pay gap just one year after graduation

Women face pay gap just one year after graduation Government figures say men more likely to have higher pay than women who graduated in the same subjects in the same year Women face a pay gap as early as their … Read More

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Women make up same proportion of UK high earners as six years ago

Women make up same proportion of UK high earners as six years ago The proportion of British women classed as high earners has not changed in the past six years, despite a drive to increase the number of women in … Read More

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Age discrimination: Two-thirds of older workers feel discriminated against

Age discrimination: Two-thirds of older workers feel discriminated against Almost two-thirds (63%) of 55- to 64-year-olds say that they have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer because of their age. That’s according to research released today by Totaljobs, which also … Read More

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How to protect yourself from ageist attitudes

How to protect yourself from ageist attitudes When Lucy Shaw*, now 41, was approached by an agent interested in signing her to a radio show she loved, she was excited. But when she told him her age he didn’t react … Read More

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Should we legislate against the gender pay gap?

Should we legislate against the gender pay gap? Like many countries, the UK has made slow progress in reducing its gender pay gap. However, it might do well to look to Iceland, which has come up with a radical plan … Read More

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Diversity in the workplace: a huge change coming for businesses

Diversity in the workplace: a huge change coming for businesses Diversity in the workplace isn’t just about gender equality, it’s about race, sexuality and religion – and millennials won’t stand for discrimination; that was the message from TheBusinessDesk.com exclusive breakfast … Read More

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