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Working mothers feel discriminated against at work

According to new research by law firm Slater & Gordon, more than one in four mothers feel they have been discriminated against at work while pregnant or after returning to their job from maternity leave. The survey of almost 2,000 UK working mothers also found that 51% feel their employer’s and colleagues’ attitude towards them…

Worker awarded £27,000 after regularly hearing racist slurs

A worker has been awarded £27,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled that having to listen to racist nicknames had ‘violated his dignity’. Delivery driver, Roy Morgan, became upset after his colleague was given a series of racist nicknames and was routinely referred to as a golliwog. It was heard that Brian Ennis, who worked…

Catharine Geddes: Maternity leave – keeping in touch or cut off?

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has recently told the BBC of her “fight” with Whitehall officials when she took her second bout of maternity leave back in 2004. In an interview on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, she commented staff had been “very unsupportive” and had to fight to keep in touch with developments. Ms…

‘Foreign’ GPs ”are discriminated against”

Too many GPs who are trained abroad and come to Britain to work are not getting through their Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) exams because they are being discriminated against, it has been claimed. The General Medical Council (GMC) is looking into allegations that failure rates for doctors trained outside the UK are “disproportionate”.…

Sexual orientation discrimination claim proves successful

An Employment Tribunal has awarded a lesbian couple aggravated damages in a case of sexual orientation discrimination brought against Future Arts Limited, a not for profit social enterprise organisation. It was revealed last week that Leeds Employment Tribunal awarded former Chief Executive, Paula Temple and her partner, Stefanie Boulila, £58,714 and £22,840 respectively, following “cruel,…

John McCririck: “I was sacked because I was too old”

John McCririck, the former presenter on Channel 4 Racing, told an employment tribunal that he had been the victim of a “vendetta” against him by the “suits and skirts” in charge of the television company. The 73-year-old claims he was sacked from Channel 4 Racing last October without any explanation because they wanted to hire…

Marc Tobias: Disability in the workplace – can positive discrimination help boost diversity?

Last month it was reported that the German business software company, SAP, wants to tap into a new talent pool by hiring hundreds of people with autism to programme and test its products. But is this recruitment drive nothing more than a publicity stunt? Or could this approach help to boost diversity in the workplace?…

Muslim-run firm pay Christian worker for discrimination

A Muslim-run company has been ordered to pay a Christian worker £2,550 after an email circulated suggesting he had received a promotion because he was white. Christopher Turton was one of two white workers at the National Halal Food Group in Birmingham and an Employment Tribunal heard that after Mr Turton was promoted at the…

Unfair long-hours culture tops list of concerns for British workers

When it comes to concerns about fairness on the job, the majority of British workers are unhappy with late working and management pay, but are open minded on flexible working arrangements for parents and support bosses who ban social media access at work, according to a poll commissioned by Middlesex University London. Nearly seven out…

Discrimination forcing early retirement, says expert

Discrimination and short-sightedness is at the root of a growing army of unemployed over 50’s at a time when the mature workforce need more income, according to Cognitive Neuroscientist and Business Improvement Strategist, Dr Lynda Shaw. “We all know that experience comes with age, but in business, experience is often put to one side because…

Study suggests retirement can damage your health

A study by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested that retirement has a negative impact on mental and physical health. The research, published by the think tank, suggests that there might be a small boost to health immediately after retirement but goes onto say that retirement “results in a drastic decline in health”…

Lawyer fined for ‘I can’t stand Jewish people’ remark

A female lawyer has been charged with discrimination after she blurted out “I can’t stand Jewish people” during an office rant. Danielle Morris has faced the prospect of losing her career throughout a three-and-a-half-year investigation following the remark during an office conversation, but in a ruling made public yesterday (8 May), the Solicitors Regulation Authority…

”No, the Met is not institutionally racist…”

The government has rejected a claim made by the Metropolitan Black Police Association (MBPA) that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is still institutionally racist 20 years after the murder of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence. Labour’s Lord Clinton-Davis said the MBPA was concerned about “the wholly disproportionate” number of stop and search cases involving black and…

How can higher education avoid institutionalised racial discrimination?

Higher education employers might need to take steps to improve access to careers for ethnic minority workers after claims that racial discrimination remains rife in academia. A new report produced by Kalwant Bhopal, reader in Education at the University of Southampton, found racism is just as as prevalent now in UK academia as it was…