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Sex discrimination claims show major increase

The number of sex discrimination claims brought against employers by individuals has risen by 69% in the past year. The number of claims reached 9,340 cases in 2018/19, up from 5,520 in 2017/18. This is the …

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UK universities condemned for failure to tackle racism

Responses to freedom of information (FoI) requests by the Guardian, sent to 131 universities, has showed that students and staff made at least 996 formal complaints of racism over the past five years. 461 complaints …

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Discrimination gets ‘marching orders’ in Armed Forces

A review by Air Chief Marshal Michael Wigston into inappropriate behaviour in the military has found an “unacceptable level” of inappropriate behaviour in the UK Armed Forces and a “sub-optimal” system for dealing with it. …

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Charities suffer fraud losses

Charities reported fraud losses of almost £8m last year, according to figures released by the UK’s national reporting centre, Action Fraud. Accountancy firm RSM obtained the figures through a freedom of information request. It found …

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Retail staff report “inappropriate behaviour”at work

In a survey of over one thousand retail staff commissioned by law firm Foot Anstey and Survation, 11 per cent said they had experienced inappropriate touching of a sexual nature while at work from either …

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Poll shows sexist attitudes still a major factor at work

A YouGov poll of senior HR professionals and people managers, commissioned by the Young Women’s Trust charity, has revealed that 37% of female respondents across both groups agreed sexist behaviour still existed in their organisation. …

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