Sexual harassment – which usually consists of unwanted conduct of a sexual nature – has been much in the news recently. However, harassment can be much wider – it is any unwanted conduct that creates a humiliating, intimidating, degrading, offensive or hostile environment for the person concerned, whether the perpetrator intends to create that impact or not.
By Richard Dunstan, Workflex blog editor Last Tuesday, some 120 policy wonks, campaigners and academics gathered in Portcullis House, Westminster for the second Working Families annual policy conference, kindly hosted by former cabinet minister Maria Miller MP. With the presentation of two new Working Families reports, keynote speeches by MPs from each of the three […]
By Richard Dunstan, Policy & Parliamentary Campaigns Officer In early 2012, Working Families joined many other organisations – including the Equality & Human Rights Commission, Citizens Advice, Maternity Action and the TUC – in warning that the hefty, upfront fees for employment tribunal claimants on which the Ministry of Justice was then consulting would create a […]
In this guest post, renowned employment lawyer Camilla Palmer explains what led her to establish new charity Your Employment Settlement Service (YESS). Many bemoan the gender equality gap at work and wonder why it persists after 40 years of equality legislation. My answer is: ‘It’s pregnancy stupid’ – at least a large part of it is down […]