Employers must do more to meet their Equality Act obligations to put in place reasonable adjustments for disabled workers.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) which looks at the disability pay gap and the difference between the average hourly pay of disabled and non-disabled people.
This lack of opportunities for girls and women entails large economic costs not only for them, but also for their households and countries.
This is from the May 2018 report (pdf) from the World Bank which aims to measure the global economic costs of gender inequality. This report is the first in the series.
Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction.
The ministry of Justice have launched a May 2018 strategy (pdf) to help adult prisoners develop their learning and skills and secure and sustain employment after they leave custody.
Jo Chimes, Everyday Equality project lead, shares her thoughts on our recent conference, Everyday Equality: challenging discrimination in welfare benefits.
During our Everyday Equality conference in London on 10 May 2018, we launched our online handbook Practical Equality Rights in Welfare Benefits Advice. At the event, we heard many brilliant insights about the challenges and opportunities of using equality rights in welfare benefits advice.
The House of Commons Library have published a May 2018 briefing paper, which provides links to a selection of debates that have referenced Brexit in the title or during a debate in 2018.
An estimated 342,000 jobs were paid below the National Living Wage in 2017. Total unpaid wages amounted to £3.1 billion in 2016.
This is according to the May 2018 report (pdf) on enforcement of employment rights by the government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement.
As one of the major challenges facing us today…we need to know everything we can about the scale, causes, and consequences of modern slavery, and strategies to combat it.
This is from the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE.
In partnership with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab, Kevin Hyland has released an April 2018 report (pdf) on modern slavery.
‘Foodbanks have seen a 30% increase in food parcels given in areas of Universal Credit roll-out.’ This is according to the April 2018 report (pdf) by The Trussell Trust on the Universal Credit and the use of foodbanks.
Published in April 2018, the report ‘Unhappy Birthday’ argues that, together with the benefits freeze, the two child limit is “the most damaging welfare reform in terms of the long term impact on levels of child poverty.”
Traditionally, equality law was seen as inappropriate to address socio economic inequality. But in the last decade, a growing number of equality duties have been introduced to address this persistent form of inequality. There is, however, little research on the principles that underpin these duties.
This is according to the March 2018 article by Dr David Barrett, which seeks to address this gap through the use of data from interviews conducted with primary school personnel implementing the pupil premium.