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Firms Underpaying Women to be Named and Shamed

The government have announced that companies underpaying female employees and contributing to the gender gap will be named and shamed. The move, which has been suggested by Prime Minister, David Cameron, will aim to “end the gender pay gap in a generation”.

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Austerity Having Negative Effect on Gender Inequality

A number of leading charities have condemned government austerity stating that an extra incentive on savings for all has led to more gender inequality.

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Are you being discriminated against?

Discrimination in the most basic sense is being treated unfairly because of who you are. People in the UK are protected from discrimination by the Equality Act 2010. This means that the following entities cannot treat you unfairly because of who you are under the law:

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Encouraging Signs for Women's Employment

A new report by the Women's Business Council has indicated that steps taken to help remove barriers to female success including, all employees being able to request flexible working, the shared parental leave system and the Tax Free Childcare scheme, are beginning to work. Maximising Women's Contribution to Future Economic Growth - One Year On highlights several encouraging signs for women's employment including:

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Boardroom bias against women in leading UK firms

Britain’s biggest companies are biased when appointing women to their boards, according to a new report.

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Commission to undertake new project on women on boards

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is to look at the under-representation of women on boards later this year.

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Tackling maternity discrimination

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced that it will be conducting research into the prevalence of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in Britain’s workplaces.

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More women reaching senior management positions in the City

Recent research by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has found the number of women taking up top-level management positions in the City has doubled over the past twelve months.

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