The Employment Appeal Tribunal has made a decision on the “Asda equal pay case” – and it paves the way for more than 10,000 claims to proceed.
Ada Lovelace is often referred to as the first computer programmer and being a woman in science, she faced a number of unique challenges. Many things have moved on since Lovelace was pioneering in her field but some of these issues for women in STEM still exist.
Employment laws have made significant leaps and bounds over the past two years to help business women finally strike a balance between working and having a family, without having to suffer the consequences of choosing one over the other.
Next is at the bottom of the FTSE 100 retailers’ pay league, with the average worker earning £5,000 less than Sports Direct staff members – even though the sports retailer uses zero-hours contracts.
Sainsbury's is facing legal action from four female shopfloor workers who claim they are paid less than men positioned in roles of the same value.
Gail Cartmail, assistant general secretary (AGS) at Unite the Union and commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), issues a rallying call for fresh ideas to solve the problem of unequal pay in the workplace.
With a new government in place, and in the run up to our annual First Women Awards, the latest Real Business focus will centre on discussing what kind of gender bias still exists – and what can be done to arrest this.
In the first of five articles looking at the biggest upcoming developments in employment law, we first touch on the prickly topic of equal pay and what businesses must do to protect against legal action.
According to Personnel Today writer Susan Dennehy, “despite the coalition’s efforts to cut red tape, its final year in government has delivered what legal experts agree is one of the most complex sets of regulations that employers have ever had to handle.” We couldn't agree more, so we've compiled a list of the big changes taking place or being contemplated in 2015.
Equal Pay Day is fine to raise awareness, but the underlying issues still need to be tackled.
I never thought I would live to see the day when I felt nostalgia for 70s trade unions, but now I am not so sure.