People want to split their working lives between home and HQ – and most employers seem happy to accommodate them. But there’s a chance that spiralling fuel and energy bills could jeopardise such arrangements… Read the full article by Raconteur here.
Last month, California tech activists secured a significant victory, in their fight to have their voices elevated above the pervasive culture of silence and non-disclosure, surrounding harassment and discrimination. California Governor, Gavin Newson, signed Senate Bill 331, more commonly known as the Silenced No More Act, into law. What is the Act? With much of their… Read More »Tech Voices Scale Wall of Silence
As someone who works with employers, I’ve seen how we can create the space to reflect and change our organisations. As a lawyer and managing director of a company that specialises in culture, law, and diversity and inclusion, I investigate allegations of harassment, bullying and discrimination often. The nature of my work means that I’m… Read More »Yorkshire cricket is in disgrace but the fight to tackle workplace racism is nationwide
As organisations look to accelerate progress on corporate diversity & inclusion (D&I), a lack of collaboration, uniformity and action across organisations, combined with fledgling policies, leave D&I strategies falling short of intended goals. Howlett Brown partnered with Baker McKenzie to produce a new report which looks at the connection between diversity, inclusion and compliance and… Read More »Strengthening Corporate Compliance With Diversity And Inclusion
You may understand the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace but might lack the knowledge and skills to really push for it in your professional life. Here, an expert takes us through her tips for making sure you’re doing everything you can to be an anti-racist ally at work, even if you’re not in… Read More »Diversity and inclusion in the work place: how to make a difference in any role
Speaking at the Women in Finance Charter Annual Review Launch, the FCA CEO, Nikhil Rathi, referred to possibly expanding on the five conduct questions that the FCA ask of senior managers on conduct risk, to include a diversity related question, “is your management team diverse enough to provide adequate challenge and do you create the… Read More »Holding Financial Firms To Account: FCA Prove That Diversity And Inclusion Is Non-negotiable
Tribunal Decision Turns Tide Against ‘stale’ Discrimination And Harassment Training – But What Does This Really Mean For Employers?
In February this year, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal and rejected an employer’s all reasonable steps defence to a claim of racial harassment in Allay (UK) Ltd v Mr S Gehlen, on the basis that the employer’s equality and diversity training had become ‘stale’ and ineffective. This case… Read More »Tribunal Decision Turns Tide Against ‘stale’ Discrimination And Harassment Training – But What Does This Really Mean For Employers?
Since the killing of George Floyd and the global focus on the Black Lives Matter movement, organisations and individuals have committed to be more aware and actively anti-racist. With that heightened awareness has come the realisation of the challenge ahead. Organisations and individuals may now, more than ever, be thinking that things need to change. … Read More »Establishing A Resilient Anti-racist Workplace Culture
Many organisations in the UK are engaging advisers to help them on anti-racism training programmes. But what is anti-racism and what sort of training should organisations be looking for to build anti-racist cultures? The obvious response is that anti-racism is the opposite of racism. But that is too simplistic an answer. Racism is too complex a… Read More »What Is Anti-racism?
The Ivors Academy has announced that Charlene Brown, Founder and Director of people intelligence company Howlett Brown, will Chair its new Ethics Committee. The Committee will advise the Academy Board on ethics-related issues, including setting up a new ethical framework for the Academy’s activities, which will include awards and membership. While the Academy has existing… Read More »Charlene Brown Appointed Chair Of The Ivors Academy Ethics Committee