This guide for employers draws from CIPD research and focus group discussions with experts in the CIPD Senior Diversity Network to provide insights to help in progressing diversity and inclusion in organisations.
In January 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published ‘The business case for equality and diversity. A survey of the academic literature’.
In January 2013, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published guidance and a research report on pre-employment questionnaires.
In December 2012, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community published its report on ethnic minority female unemployment following its inquiry into the issue.
Real progress on the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) has been made but pace and scope of improvements has been slower than hoped. These are part of Professor Malcolm Harrington’s findings in his Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment – Year Three.
A taskforce set up by the EHRC has helped lead to improvements in employees’ treatment in the meat and poultry processing industry.
On 14 November 2012, the European Commission proposed EU legislation to accelerate progress towards a better gender balance on the corporate boards of European companies.
Research commissioned by Trust for London shows that more than half of employees felt more positive about their workplace after the Living Wage was introduced.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal two measures in the Equality Act 2010 and published its response to the consultation on the proposals.
In October 2012, the Government confirmed its intention to repeal the third party harassment provision and published its response to the consultation on this proposal.