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Diversity law and regulations

An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.

Legislation

Equality Act 2010
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes. The Act came into force on 1 October 2010.

Legal Services Act 2007
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.

Industrial Cases Reports Express (ICLR)
Free case summaries involving employment law, discrimination and other subjects.

The ICAEW Library holds numerous publications on discrimination law and subscribes to major legal databases. For information on using these resources, please contact the Library.

Guidance

Probate diversity data collection and reporting (ICAEW)
Summary of employers' statutory duties with a diversity questionnaire template.

Employers: Preventing discrimination (GOV.UK)
Details of on employers' responsibilities, covering recruitment, pay and discrimination during employment.

The Equality Act: employers' guidance (EHRC)
A collection of guides from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on employers' rights and duties under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 (Acas)
Guidance and practical resources on the Act from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Build the best accounting profession through diversity, equity and inclusion

The authors highlight why the accounting profession should care about discussions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and invest time and resources to promote DE&I within accounting workplaces.

Towards a culture of belonging: Collective action toward diversity, equity, and inclusion is needed to enact change in the global accounting profession

Collective action toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) is needed to advance change in the global accounting profession. The article looks at the state of DE&I in accounting and finance and actionable DE&I practices for firms to carry out.

Cognitive diversity - innovation's 'secret sauce'

Terri Simpkin, Associate Professor and MBA director at the University of Tasmania, shares the importance of creating a culture that encourages teams to bring their authentic selves and divergent ideas to work. She provides tips on recruiting for diversity of thinking ('cognitive diversity') and keeping those people in the business.

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