THE Equality Act 2010 bans the unfair treatment of employees and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society. But how do equal pay laws work - and are they different to the gender pay gap? Here's the lowdown. What is the Equality Act 2010 and what does it do? The Equality Act 2010 brings together 116 different pieces of legislation to protect people's rights and advance equality for all. It replaces previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single law to make it easier for people to understand and comply with. The public sector Equality Duty came into force on April 5 2011 and applies to public bodies. It replaces the three previous public sector equality duties - for race, disability and gender. Equality Duty now also covers age, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion - including lack of belief - sex, sexual orientation and marriage and civil partnership. Breaching the act can result in a fine ranging from £200 to … [Read more...] about What is the Equality Act 2010, how do equal pay laws work and are they different from the gender pay gap?
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Mr. Tim Krap attends the conference “Discussion of gender issues in Vietnam communication strategy” held by the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender - Family - Women and Adolescents (CSAGA) in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam on April 26th. (Photo: P.H)So said Mr. Tim Krap, Secondary Secretary in charge of Political, Press and Cultural Affairs, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Vietnam, during an interview granted for a reporter from Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper. Reporter: Do you have any assessment on the promotion of gender equality in Vietnam over the past years? Mr. Tim Krap: I think we've seen very good campaigns, from the Government, civil society and from the international organizations in Vietnam, to create awareness for gender issues, especially national action month against gender-based violence between November and December each year. However, I also see that there is still a lot of room for … [Read more...] about Gender equality remains priority in Vietnam
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani April 19, 2018 12:41 pm Change Font Size The Delhi High Court last week ruled that the mandatory requirement of one year experience as Law Officer with Government / Semi Government/ Public Sector Undertaking/ Nationalized Banks/ Listed Companies on NSE/BSE cannot be considered the arbitrary denial of equal opportunity. Justice Sunil Gaur explained, “…experience in the above-said Forums facilitates the effective functioning of Law Officers in the respondent-Organization. It is not that lawyers are completed excluded. As per the Advertisement, further experience as a lawyer or of working in reputed Law Firms, etc., is desirable. So, it cannot be said that there is any hostile discrimination by requiring one year’s mandatory experience in the afore-referred Forums/Organizations.” The Court was hearing a Petition filed by one Mr. Pratyush Anand Mishra, challenging an advertisement by a … [Read more...] about Mandatory Requirement Of Experience With Govt. For PSU Law Officer Job Not Arbitrary: Delhi HC [Read Order]
VIRGINIA BEACHWendell Green will march 3 miles for African Americans who aspire to join his profession.He will march for the young architects and designers he mentors, who want to live in Hampton Roads, make a living and raise families.The 70-year-old African-American architect will march in solidarity with others who hope for a better future – one with equal opportunities for minorities and better opportunities than those he had.“The biggest problem I have is people say minorities are always complaining,” said Green, a Virginia Beach resident who owns a firm in Chesapeake. “Well, guess what? It is not that people want to complain. They just want to feed their children, just like you do.”Green plans to join a coalition of religious leaders from the region on Saturday as they walk up Atlantic Avenue, the main thoroughfare on the resort strip. The event will begin at Rudee Loop and end at 40th Street near The Cavalier Hotel.For Green, whose career has … [Read more...] about “I can’t sit at the table because I am not a good ol’ boy”: Virginia Beach architect marches for equality
Home Daily News Proposal would end admission-test requirement… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted April 16, 2018, 4:06 pm CDT Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and legal education. ABA Journal file photo by the Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins. A proposal to cut Standard 503—which requires an admissions test for ABA-accredited law schools—and beef up Standard 501 to include the use of admissions credentials and academic attrition when determining accreditation compliance was put forward last week by the Standards Review Committee of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The proposal will be considered by the section’s council when it meets in May, according to information posted by ABA media relations. It was also discussed at an April 12 public hearing in Washington, D.C. Some people at the SRC meeting, including Barry Currier, the ABA’s managing director of accreditation and … [Read more...] about Proposal would end admission-test requirement for accredited law schools