Stats for female workers offshore ‘not good enough’ says OGUK

These are some of the big questions delegates attending Oil and Gas UK’s first business breakfast of the year discussed earlier this month. The business case was neatly put by Craig Shanaghey of Wood, our D&I task group chair: Access the talent, unlock the potential. An inclusive workplace is what allows us to attract diverse talent which in turn enables … Read More

Why able bodied people should boycott inaccessible spaces

Meg Fozzard calls for able bodied people to boycott pubs that aren’t wheelchair friendly I love my local pub. It’s just down the road from our flat and is quirky without being pretentious. There is a massive beer garden and a burger van. Their selection of real ales is amazing. But unfortunately, I won’t be going back because it’s not … Read More

UK companies have ‘poor’ record on ethnic diversity

Most UK companies’ approach to ethnic diversity is unsatisfactory as more than half of the largest companies in the country do not have a director with a BAME background on their board, a damning report has found. The 2020 Parker Review, published today (February 5), found 59 per cent of the 256 firms it reviewed did not meet the Parker Review … Read More

Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

Claire Powell and Ryan Bradshaw, who specialise in employment law, assess current pay challenges faced by disabled workers. It is easy to assume that in the UK in 2020 a physical or mental disability will not determine your salary. However, figures from the Office of National Statistics (“ONS”) have shown that the employment landscape in the UK is far from … Read More

Minority ethnic Britons face ‘shocking’ job discrimination

UK research finds levels of discrimination unchanged since late 1960s. Black Britons and those of south Asian origin face “shocking” discrimination in the labour market at levels unchanged since the late 1960s, research has found. A study by experts based at the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, found applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds had to … Read More

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

More than half of employees say the inclusion of disabled people is an area that requires the greatest improvement within their organisation; with the diversity of age groups coming in a close second at just under half. This is according to the latest findings from Wildgoose’s Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace survey. The results suggest a shift in the … Read More

Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

A survey reveals a fifth of staff think their workplace is not sufficiently diverse. Almost one in four (23 per cent) UK employees has experienced workplace discrimination in the last 12 months, according to a study published yesterday.  The survey from soft skills training provider Learnlight revealed 12 per cent of workers had been discriminated against at work because of … Read More