Gender Equality Duty: A Seminar Monday 14th May 2007

Despite the Sex Discrimination Act being on the statute book for over 30 years, inequality remains a feature of the modern workplace. The pay gap between men and women remains wide, with part-time women earning nearly 40% less than men.

In an attempt to progress the long awaited call for equality, the Gender Equality Duty (GED) will come into force in April 2007. This legislation requires public authorities to take action to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination and harassment, and promote equality of opportunity between women and men.

The GED is significant in that it places a legal responsibility on public authorities to actively promote equality between men and women, instead of relying on individuals making complaints. All public authorities, including local government, central government, NHS trusts, and schools, will be required through a number of different specific duties to:

  • Prepare and publish a gender equality scheme, with
    clear gender equality objectives

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Working with HIV/ AIDS

07/02/2007 03:00

Working with HIV/ AIDS
A Seminar
Wednesday 7th February 2007
1:30pm to 4:15pm

at the UCU Centre, Britannia Street,
London WC1
organized by
The Institute of Employment Rights

About the Seminar

More people were diagnosed with HIV in 2005 than in any previous year and more people are working with HIV than ever before. But too often ignorance and discrimination get in the way of how we deal with the issue in the workplace.

From the Trade Disputes Act to a Trade Union Freedom Bill: Liverpool launch

28/02/2007 09:30
28/02/2007 16:15

The Right to Strike: from the Trade Disputes Act 1906 to a Trade Union Freedom Bill 2007
The Right to Strike: from the Trade Disputes Act 1906 to a Trade Union Freedom Bill 2007

Organised by the Institute of Employment Rights in association with the TUC and North West TUC and sponsored by Thompsons Solicitors

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