An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.
Improving diversity is not just a legal imperative. The concept of diversity is an inherent good with ubiquitous appeal and ethical, social and commercial value for accounting firms. But while good practices are developing, the profession still has some way to go in the transition to becoming more diverse.
Read the full text of the UK's Equality Act 2010.
On this page you find articles, books and online resources providing background information and guidance on making a workplace more diverse and inclusive to the people who work in it.
KPMG vice chair Melanie Richards on how firms can ensure everyone is represented
ICAEW president Nick Parker on making the profession more diverse
A new ICAEW diversity reporting project will challenge the white, male, middle class dominance
Considerations and guidance for corporate governance professionals on boardroom diversity.
Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance. Also includes information on retirement age.
Following on from our survey of 10,000 citizens in 10 European countries, we are publishing a series of blogs to foster further ideas and suggestions on how to encourage more intergenerationally fair policy.
David Adams on why more older people will need to work for longer and what this means for them, their employers and society
Employers should ensure managers and other senior staff are properly trained and equipped to avoid potentially discriminatory acts, words and motives - or risk a discrimination claim being brought against them, a recent case makes clear.
Employers should consider whether their decision not to offer an older employee voluntary redundancy is because they will be entitled to more compensation than a younger employee. If it is, they risk an age discrimination claim.
Our disability helpsheet has been prepared by accountants with severe disabilities and draws on their experiences of adaptive processes and procedures in the workplace.
Discrimination legislation protects the rights of disabled people in employment, education, and access to goods and services. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources offering guidance in this area of law.
With finance remaining unattractive for female applicants, Faye Watts outlines a strategy for getting women running the numbers
Heejung Chung discusses ways to help women maintain their working patterns after childbirth without sacrificing their careers
Helen Roxburgh looks at its merits, and which countries are doing it best
These inspirational women assist communities with their financial know-how
At least one in 10 women in the UK is thought to experience postnatal depression (PND) after they have a baby. CABA has compiled information on the causes, potential symptoms and details of support available for women suffering from PND.
Dame Inga Beale on pushing the market into the modern age, tackling diversity and dealing with Trump and tornadoes
LGBT networks are building inclusion - for everyone - across accountancy firms
How firms are supporting their LGBT employees and clients
OUTstanding is a membership organisation for global businesses. It works with LGBT+ and ally leaders to drive cultural change, creating an environment where everyone can succeed. Working with 26% of the FTSE 100, it is a network that aims to drive positive change.
Employers who ban all visible religious signs in the workplace are not directly discriminating against employees on grounds of religion, but risk indirectly discriminating against them unless the circumstances justify the ban, according to the European Court.
Rashpal Singh Hullait tells Xenia Taliotis where he gets his tenacity from