The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a ‘shocking’ increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published their report following their section 20 investigation of the Metropolitan Police Service in September 2016.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing on 26 August 2016 on the possible impact of Brexit across policy areas. The areas covered include employment, immigration, police and justice, human rights, and social security.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has joined forces launched Working Forward in September 2016, a new national initiative to support pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace.
The Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No.11) Order 2016 (SI 839/2016) brought section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 into force on 22 August 2016.
On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published a consultation on ‘Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers’. The consultation ran from 18 August to 30 September.
Close the Gap is a partnership project working in Scotland on women’s participation in the labour market. The project works with employers, employees and policymakers to enable and encourage action to address the causes of women’s inequality at work.
Trades Union Congress research from August 2016 has shown that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) workers are a third more likely to be underemployed.
Still just a bit of banter? Sexual harassment in the workplace in 2016 was published by the TUC in association with the Everyday Sexism Project in 2016.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies published a briefing note on the gender wage gap in August 2016. The briefing note is the first output in a programme of work by the IFS seeking to understand the gender wage gap and its relationship to poverty.