‘National protection beyond the two EU anti-discrimination Directives. The grounds of religion and belief, disability, age and sexual orientation beyond employment’ was published by the European Commission in 2013.
‘Under-representation by gender and race in Apprenticeships’ was published by unionlearn with the TUC in December 2013.
A report by Maternity Action calls on the Government to take urgent action to tackle pregnancy discrimination.
In November 2013, the Government published its response to the consultation on shared parental leave.
In November 2013, Leigh Day updated the guidance ‘Employment Tribunals: A practical guide for claimants starting a claim in the Employment Tribunal’, to include changes made to the free remission system in October 2013.
A report for KPMG examining the living wage says that an estimated 5.24 million people in the United Kingdom earned below the living wage.
‘Barriers to employment and unfair treatment at work: a quantitative analysis of disabled people’s experiences’ was published in Autumn 2013 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Cut EU red tape: report from the Business Taskforce was published in October 2013. The report contains 30 priority recommendations ‘to help sweep away barriers to growth’.
Published by the TUC, this research shows that the proportion of young women doing low-paid, low-skill jobs has trebled over the last 20 years.
On 14 October 2013, MEPs voted to support a requirement that companies have boards with at least 40% women.