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Publication of Large Company Bonuses

If this new law goes through, both large private companies and the public sector will have to reveal how much more they pay men than...

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I want your tea.

Let's talk about tea. Or not.

This is possibly the best example of a whiteboard video I've ever seen.

Also it's a really powerful and...

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Nature returns quality of life to people living with demetia

Creative Spaces, project based in Cornwall, is using nature based activities to help people with dementia regain a sense of self.

As a

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Women now on 25% FTSE boards

Reports are out today that the UK's top companies now have 25% women board members. This is certaintly an increase and positive move...

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Greater equality for men and women or an administrative nightmare?

Financial services employers will not be greeting the need to publish variable pay, with joy. The differences in bonuses have long been...

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Employers beware! Don't fall foul of anti-discrimination laws this Halloween

Another article to highlight the level of awareness employers are expected to observe even when trying to inject a bit of fun into the...

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Recruitment. What's in a name?

I am not at all surprised to see that leading companies and universities are being asked to remove names from application forms in an...

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Attorney's expenses claims must be reasonable and be incurred within the scope of their authority

Lay attorneys cannot normally reimburse themselves for anything other than their reasonable out of pocket expenses, unless there is...

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NHS cuts will increase negligence

Any continuing cuts in NHS funding will most likely result in more clinical negligence claims. I deal with these claims exclusively. ...

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Gender pay gap

Back in July this year the Government published a consultation on proposals for mandatory gender pay reporting for larger employers,...

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Does technology mean we need a new definition of disability?

Love this story and the possibilities.

However, it also begs the question whether the definition of disability set out in the Equality...

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The Computer Glitch That's Keeping Poor People From Their Money

Russell Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records, and the prepaid "RushCard", was on the back foot this week when Rush Card customers started...

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Poverty goals? No, it's extreme wealth we should be targeting

If we had focused on the real causes of poverty over the past 30 years we probably wouldn’t need the United Nations’ sustainable...…

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Mental incapacity - what rights does the patient have?

The issue in this case is whether it is lawful for the doctors treating Mr B, a 73‐year‐old gentleman with a severely infected leg, to...

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Narratives of Inclusion- Can cities help us live together?

Speakers: Suketu Mehta, Richard Sennett

Chair: Tessa Jowell

Thursday 3 December 2015 | 18:30-20:00

Cities like New York, RiodeJaneiro and Mumbai are booming. Things seem to be going well for these cities. But who exactly is it going...…

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Wanted: More women in technology

The below McKinsey interview with Reshma Saujani talks about steps being taken in the US to get girls interested in STEM fields with a...

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Diversity at the Bar

I enjoyed this balanced piece in Counsel Magazine on the very welcome "Snapshot" initiative.

As an experienced ex-barristers' clerk it...

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#ILookLike...

The recent twitter campaign #ILookLikeAnEngineer has been quickly followed by others such as #ILookLikeAPhysicist and #ILookLikeASurgeon...

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Why all charities aren't Kids Company

There's no denying that public perception is easily swayed by media coverage and that stories like that of Kids Company can suddenly...

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It's not for girls, apparently?!?

It was disappointing but not surprising to see this morning the stereotypes and attitudes that still persist over what sort of jobs are...

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No this isn't just a "gold-digger's charter" ....

How refreshing to see that amidst all the sensationalist headlines and hyperbole there's also some sensible commentary coming out of...

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Discrimination at 40

They used to say life begins at 40 and as I turn 36 in November I hope this is true! Perhaps more importantly the Sex Discrimination Act...

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Court rules same-sex couples are NOT entitled to £3.3bn pension boost

In a setback for LGBT rights, a gay man has lost a landmark appeal to have the same pension rights as straight couples

A landmark court ruling on whether a gay man can legally inherit his partner's full retirement fund has been rejected in a major setback...…

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It's a girls' world - and fairer for it

Interesting new study shows that CEOs with daughters run more socially responsible firms.

companies run by executives with female children rated higher on the measures of diversity, employee relations, and environmental...…

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Jennifer Lawrence speaks out about gender pay gap

Lawrence released an open letter yesterday about the gender pay gap specifically in Hollywood. She mentions not only the pay difference...

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Slavery banned... again.

The Modern Slavery Act is due to come in to force this month

Companies with a turnover of £36m or more must prepare a slavery and human trafficking statement each financial year.

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Incentives to reduce referrals are unethical and misguided

The NHS is under immense pressure to 'balance the books' with funding falling in real terms per patient as the population increases.

CCGs are offering ‘incentives’ to GPs for not sending patients for consultations with specialists, scans and operations. Even first...…

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Opening up or shutting out? Social mobility in the legal profession

Byfield Guest Blog by Funke Abimbola, Diversity Champion

Opening up or shutting out? Social mobility in the legal profession

I am...

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Family boards need women directors

Female representation on family business boards is still low, and this article highlights the benefits of the women's perspective,...

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From Barista to Homelessness Champion....

Just attended a screening this evening of a film produced here in Oxfordshire to raise awareness of all the local charities and agencies...

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Over 100 protesters crash Suffragette premier in London

More than 100 protesters jumped over the barriers and onto the red carpet at the Suffragette premier in Lester Square last night.

They...

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UK's discriminatory migrant residence tests are legal – preliminary EU ruling

The UK government denies that the residence test is discriminatory, on the basis that requiring a habitual right of residence is a...

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If you read one article about Bahar Mustafa make it this one

The brilliant Chimene Suleyman on the Bahar Mustafa case - and the double standards at work. Read it.

The commotion around Bahar Mustafa’s request that white men stay away from a Goldsmith’s union meeting (that she had arranged), boiled...…

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Employees caring for their relatives - how does that impact on business?

It's heartening to see praise for care in the UK, which often suffers from negative media attention. Employers will need to be open to...

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Why so many Danish women are opting to become single mothers

Fascinating article on the rise of the 'solomor': elective single mothers using donor sperm to conceive. Denmark has the highest number...

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Autism and Child Arrangement Disputes

Extremely informative article by Louise Desrosiers about the issues to be considered in child arrangement disputes involving children on...

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