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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.

Equality law and human rights

01-07-2013

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published free guidance on equality and discrimination law, and on human rights, for businesses employing twenty or fewer people. Legal Alert, July 2013.

Discrimination and harassment

06-07-2012

The Government is consulting on whether to abolish ’unworkable’ rules under the Equality Act relating to harassment of employees by third parties. Under the rules, employers are liable to their staff for third party harassment where they failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it. Legal Alert, July 2012.

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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.

Closing the diversity gap

A comprehensive study finds that greater equity and inclusion are needed to close a diversity gap within the US accounting profession, particularly at leadership levels.

Class, the forgotten element of diversity

Article discusses social class disadvantage and how it should be treated as important as gender or race. It is also reported that GDP is higher per capita in countries where more managers come from lower social-class origins.

Data bias and diversity and inclusion

The article examines the possible effects of data bias in analytical models on the implementation by organizations and businesses of their diversity and inclusion programs. Also cited are the key role played by finance, accounting and corporate professionals in preventing the use of data bias in decision making, the data life cycle process, and ways to minimize data error or bias.

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