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Fatherhood pay bonus revealed

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Despite the many advances made towards the removal of the gender pay gap, the decision to have a child can still have a significant impact on the wages of parents.

As more than half (56%) of workers over 55 plan to work beyond the state retirement age, it is in employers interests to enable older people to stay in work for as long as possible, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Age has a significant impact on workplace relationships and people’s perceptions, new research from Canada Life Group Insurance has revealed, highlighting the importance of age-appropriate benefits in the workplace.

A taskforce set up by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has helped the meat and poultry processing industry bring about marked improvements in the way both British and migrant agency workers are treated, according to a recent report.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has intervened in a case before the UK’s Supreme Court to argue that volunteers should be given protection against discrimination.

Women are joining the boards of Europe’s largest companies in greater numbers than ever before, according to Egon Zehnder International, the global executive search firm.

The UK could miss a historic opportunity to boost employment among the over 50s, according to new research from independent think tank the Resolution Foundation.

The Government has launched an initiative that could see employees with mental health needs being offered more flexible working.

The Supreme Court has handed down its judgments in two cases concerning age discrimination - Homer v West Yorkshire Police, and Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes.

Britain has significantly higher unemployment among black people and the young than America because de-industrialisation and a flexible labour market have created a more unequal society, research says.

There is little evidence of UK employers taking proactive steps to engage and retain older workers, according to new research conducted by Cranfield School of Management and Nottingham Business School for Acas, the employment relations expert.

Older workers are needed to help the UK remedy the challenges of a future employment gap, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will use the first two age discrimination cases to be heard by the UK’s Supreme Court to argue that an exception to the law banning age discrimination in employment is in urgent need of clarification.

More than 100 of the biggest hitters in British business have signed the Government’s Business Compact and are opening their doors to people from all walks of life, ending the ‘who you know, not what you know’ culture, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced.

An employment tribunal in Leeds has awarded an engineer from Poland £2,250 in compensation after a colleague gave him the nickname 'Borat,' reports the Daily Mail.

Recent research has revealed that women are less optimistic than men about the likelihood of women achieving equality in terms of pay and career opportunities by the year 2020.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has applied to intervene in four cases at the European Court of Human Rights, all involving religious discrimination in the workplace, claiming that Judges have interpreted the law too narrowly in religion or belief discrimination claims.

An end to discrimination against adoptive parents taking adoption leave from work moved one-step closer, with the introduction of a Private Members’ Bill in the House of Commons.

A recent survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has highlighted the need for employers to train and performance manage older workers better or risk falling foul of the law when the Default Retirement Age is phased out. 

Key government achievements in advancing gender equality and eliminating discrimination against women have been highlighted in a new report to the UN.

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