Gender equality

    Caroline Noakes MP

    Menopause at work: women need better support from employers

    Years of pseudonyms and oblique references have long disguised the reality that menopause is a fact of life - as predictable and mundane as the menstrual periods that 50 per cent of the population experience, every month, for decades of their lives.

    By Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North on 11 October 2022

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    We need pay transparency to progress gender equality

    By Charlotte Woodworth on 03 December 2021

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    Menopause at work: why support is crucial

    Put simply, the menopause is an issue which can no longer be ignored by any employer. We will unpick why that is the case as we examine not just the legal and human resources (HR) issues at play but also wider shifting societal attitudes to all matters menopause.

    By Anna Fletcher and Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WLG law firm on 25 November 2021

    Sandra Kerr

    Why employers should take action on race equality at work

    In any given workplace, there’s a moment where a person can feel afraid to speak up. That moment of indecision is heightened for an employee who is Black, Asian, Mixed Race or of another ethnically diverse background. This can be challenging for allies too.

    By Sandra Kerr CBE, Business in the Community (BITC) on 04 October 2021

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    ‘We have to fight for a better world’

    Gloria Mills is president of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) women’s committee.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 October 2021

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    Women made to feel ‘incapable of doing their job’ because of menopause

    An MP has called for workplace menopause policies to be made mandatory, to help women work through what can be the most difficult time of their lives.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 June 2021

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    'Reinstate Section 40 of Equality Act to stop workplace harassment': TUC

    The TUC is calling on the government to implement the Equality Act in full on its tenth anniversary.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 05 October 2020

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    Together we must tackle inequality

    Over the past month we have all had cause to reflect on how we can rebuild our society in the recovery that will follow the coronavirus outbreak, and how we must work together to tackle the underlying injustices in our society.

    By Mike Robinson, British Safety Council on 06 July 2020

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    Committee calls for regulators to clamp down on sexual harassment in the workplace

    The Women and Equalities Committee has called on regulators and the government to recognise sexual harassment as a health and safety issue in a new report published today.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 25 July 2018

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    ‘Success depends on attitude, not your sex’

    A woman can be a unique face in health and safety, particularly in leadership roles. Safety Management spoke to three female safety professionals to find out what challenges they overcame to succeed in their fields, what advice they have for leaders, and what their views are on the equality debate. Interviews by Belinda Liversedge.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 July 2018