Tags: Gender

Susan Evans: When does banter become sexism

Most of us will have heard reported the recent dismissals of the Sky Sports presenters, Andy Gray and Richard Keys, for berating a lineswoman during a recent football match. This case has highlighted the legal and ethical issues concerning so-called banter in the work place. The presenters disagreed with the lineswoman’s decision and commented about…

The European Court of Justice has today struck down European legislation which permitted insurers to price risk by reference to data that distinguishes specifically between men and women. Michael Wainwright, partner at international law firm Eversheds comments: “This ruling seems to put European insurers at a disadvantage to other insurers, who will not be required…

Gender quota wanted to break glass ceiling

Nearly three-quarters of female managers say they still face gender prejudice that prevents them achieving promotion, suggest a new report by the Institute of Leadership Management. In the survey of 3,000 managers one in three women claimed that their gender had hindered their career profession, rising to almost half among over 45-year-olds. Half of female…

Birmingham equal pay row still not resolved

Birmingham refuse collectors have voted to reject the council’s latest offer in the long-running dispute over pay and contracts. The bin workers have staged strikes and also been working to rule for several weeks over a pay dispute which unions said would see them lose £4,000 each per year. The latest strike was called off…