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A soldier who was the victim of racial discrimination and bullying at the hands of colleagues has been awarded compensation following an employment tribunal. Kerry Hylton, an army chef from Jamaica, has received £22,000 compensation after it was revealed he was verbally abused by a Lance Corporal colleague while serving with the Welsh Guard near…

The BBC is reported to be offering new contracts to women aged over 50, following suggestions of discrimination against older females employed by the corporation. It is believed the move has come after viewers voiced their anger when newsreader Moira Stuart was dropped from her role after reading the news for some 30 years. A…

The TUC has announced a new alliance of unions and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) campaigners to tackle the prejudice faced by LGBT people in football. Representatives of the Professional Footballers Association, Pride Sports, Kick it Out!, Schools Out!, the LGBT Sports Network and the Brighton-based Justin Campaign came together with members of the TUC…

A new stakeholder group designed to advise ministers on the implementation of the new Equality Bill has been set up by the government. Meeting once per month, the group will offer advice to the Government Equalities Office on how to strengthen equality protection and streamline discrimination laws. The Equality Bill – a draft of which…

The new equality bill, further details of which are due to published this summer, has been described by a minister as "a major de-cluttering exercise". Speaking at the launch of a report concerning the benefits of workplace equality produced by the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), minister for women and…