An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.
If you are feeling in need of emotional support, CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association) is here to listen and to help. CABA's services are free, confidential and available 24 hour and are available for past and present ICAEW members, as well as family members.
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.
Equality legislation protects individuals from discrimination on the basis of their age, religion, disability, sex, race, sexual orientation and other protected characteristics. On this page you find articles, books and online resources providing background information and guidance.
All firms accredited for probate services are required to collect, report and publish diversity data about their employees.
If you're looking to return to work in you're 50s, you're not alone. According to the UK Department of Work and Pensions, close to 70% of those aged 50 to 64 now work, compared with 55% 30 years ago. Here CABA gives its top tips to help you secure a new role.
In this economia article, David Adams examines why more older people are going to need to work for longer and what this means for them, as well as employers, the economy and society.
According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the number of people working (or seeking work) over the age of 65 has topped the 1 million mark. Here CABA lists the key things that anyone approaching State Pension age, but not ready to give up work needs to know.
Free Resources to help you manage the transition to retirement and make the most of your options.
Having left university, Richard Cartwright was a 14 days into a graduate post with KPMG when a horrific accident left him permanently paralysed. Here he describes how he refused to let the accident hold back his career, and why he will always see where the challenge takes him.
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.
Our disability helpsheet has been prepared by accountants with severe disabilities and draws on their experiences of adaptive processes and procedures in the workplace.
What ICAEW is doing to support our female members
Focusing on personal values, drivers and strengths to fulfil leadership potential.
In this podcast for the RSA, Shadow Attorney General, Shami Chakrabarti, argues that gender injustice is the greatest human rights abuse on the planet, and proposes a new way forward.
As part of economia's coverage for International Women’s Day 2013, it published this interview with Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM. The interview covers her career path, and asks what she believes might hold women back in their careers. Stephens says: "We need to change the corporate mindset."
Resources, guidance and advice from ICAEW on getting back to work following a period of unemployment.
ICAEW’s Career Breakers Community is a forum for members planning to return to work after a career break. It offers a space to connect, collaborate, offer feedback and opinions, share information and ideas and give and get support.
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.
When Beth Brooke-Marciniak, Global Vice Chair of Public Policy for EY, announced at an LGBT event that she was gay, it made her the most senior out female executive in the world. In this economia article from March 2016, she talks about her drive to increase diversity, promote inclusivity and defeat hypocrisy – including her own.
Dame Inga Beale, Lloyd’s of London CEO, talks to economia about pushing the market into the modern age, tackling diversity and dealing with Trump and tornadoes. Read this article from January 2018.
Named in the World Pride Power List, Dr Ashley Steel describes herself as a working class girl who’s always put her clients first. In this economia interview from 2013, she explains what drives her.
Global law firm Denton's launched its LGBT+ Network in 2017. The group is dedicated to connecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, nonbinary, queer and questioning colleagues, as well as their allies. Find out more.
Deborah Harris-Ugbomah discusses her experiences of non-executive roles in the public sector, in this economia article from September 2016. She argues: "When you have a requirement that a NED must have 25 years of unbroken experience running a complex division of a major multinational firm, for example, you’re automatically excluding a large number of, if not all, women and most ethnic minorities."
Harris Bokhari OBE knows the value of mentoring, having seen how his father inspired people from minority communities. As a national advisory board member of Mosaic, a Princes Trust mentoring programme for children from deprived communities, he is continuing a family tradition
Rashpal Singh Hullait has never ducked a challenge. From facing down racism and competing in martial arts, to never giving up on his beloved Arsenal. In this economia article from September 2017, he explains where he gets his tenacity from.