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Zero hours Britain: 'I didn't know week to week what I was going to get'

Zero hours Britain: 'I didn't know week to week what I was going to get' | Equalities | Scoop.it
People across the UK on what it is like not knowing how big next week's pay cheque will be – or if they will be one at all
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Italian lawmaker compares black politician to orangutan, causes uproar

Italian lawmaker compares black politician to orangutan, causes uproar | Equalities | Scoop.it
Roberto Calderoli, an Italian senator, ignites outrage when he compares Cecile Kyenge, Italy's first black Cabinet minister, to an orangutan.
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No women over 50 allowed (unless it's Helen Mirren) | Polly Toynbee

No women over 50 allowed (unless it's Helen Mirren) | Polly Toynbee | Equalities | Scoop.it
A generation of women is being bundled out of jobs at an alarming rate, and the world of work gets more insane as a result Older women have been feared, mocked and disregarded since the dawn of time, as witches, pantomime dames, ludicrous,...
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People of colour like me have been painted out of working-class history

People of colour like me have been painted out of working-class history | Equalities | Scoop.it
Anna Chen: IIt's shocking how even voices on the left mythologise the history of Britain's labour movement as an all-white affair
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Seven million Brits 'never used net'

Seven million Brits 'never used net' | Equalities | Scoop.it
More than seven million adults in the UK have never been online, official figures say, with the elderly remaining the least connected.
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Employers Should Use Care to Avoid Discrimination When Using Temporary Staffing Agencies | The National Law Review

Employers Should Use Care to Avoid Discrimination When Using Temporary Staffing Agencies | The National Law Review | Equalities | Scoop.it
Employers that use staffing agencies to fill temporary work assignments should be prepared to meet the challenges inherent in such relationships for purposes of compliance with Title VII, as illustrated by the EEOC’s litigation against a small...
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Silicon Valley Ageism? Survey Shows Tech Workers Are Very Young -SVW

Silicon Valley Watcher - reporting on the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media
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How can I stop my boss mentioning my sexuality?

How can I stop my boss mentioning my sexuality? | Equalities | Scoop.it
Work advice She doesn't have a problem with my being gay, but nor does she shy away from mentioning it to other staff and clients
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My manager is undermining me because I have to work from home

My manager is undermining me because I have to work from home | Equalities | Scoop.it
Work advice Due to an HIV-related condition I'm homeworking two days a week but my boss has been making upsetting comments
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HSE responds to The Portsmouth News article; Milkshake fan Kate banned from McDonald’s drive-through

HSE Chair; I salute Kate Legg for challenging officials who cited 'health and safety' as a reason why she couldn't use her mobility scooter at a McDonalds drive-thru.

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Sports Direct: 90% of staff on zero-hour contracts

Sports Direct: 90% of staff on zero-hour contracts | Equalities | Scoop.it
Retail chain's 20,000 part-time workforce do not know how many hours they will work each week and have no holiday or sick pay
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Cameroon gay rights groups go on strike

Cameroon gay rights groups go on strike | Equalities | Scoop.it
Groups working on Aids programmes say they are at risk of murder and have written to donors asking for protection
Gay rights groups in Cameroon have gone on strike, refusing to continue work on Aids programmes until foreign donors improve security.
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Trades Union Congress - Power to order equal pay audits welcome, but too limited says TUC

The new powers under the Equality Act to order equal pay audits are welcome, but will only ever apply to a handful of employers, and only after the law has already been breached, says the TUC in its response to a government consultation.
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The TUC responds stating that these new powers are not enough and that compulsory equal pay audits should be carried out in all businesses.

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Equality Act 2010 resources

Blackstone's Guide to the Equality Act 2010 (2nd Edition) will soon be added to the Library+ at Horsforth Campus. Also, the full range of pamphlets from Thompsons Solicitors which summarise the act for each protected charateristic will also soon be in stock.

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"Not Everyone Eats Tacos": Former Workers Sue Target, Claiming Discrimination & Harassment

"Not Everyone Eats Tacos": Former Workers Sue Target, Claiming Discrimination & Harassment | Equalities | Scoop.it
Three former Target employees are suing the retailer, claiming they suffered crude harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The workers say in their complaint that an alleged "multi-cultural tip...
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University of Lincoln tackles gender gap in science degrees - The Lincolnite

University of Lincoln tackles gender gap in science degrees - The Lincolnite | Equalities | Scoop.it
Pushing boundaries: The University are trying to close the gap between genders in science and engineering, starting with a new website.
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How can I bring up flexible working in a job interview?

How can I bring up flexible working in a job interview? | Equalities | Scoop.it
Work advice I have childcare requirements for my two sons, but I don't want this to put off prospective employers
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Norman Lamb MP writes…Tackling Mental Health stigma and ...

We must do much more to remove the discrimination that mental health patients suffer, to make sure people can start the process of recovery, and move on with their lives. That is why I have championed the idea of 'parity of ...
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