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Research undertaken by the UK job website Totaljobs found that as many as 60% of transgender people have experienced some discrimination while at work and 36% of workers have quit jobs as a result of such an unwelcoming environment.
The Women and Equalities Committee launches an inquiry considering the barriers and discrimination faced by Muslims in employment and the workplace, and what can be done to overcome them. Written submissions are invited.
“Finally!! Who’d have thought this would happen and now please, please, please get voting.
I’ve made it to the final stages of Discovery Channel UK’s competition and to be honest, I didn’t realise that’s what I’d done till after tweeting them with #MYWBpledge. It’s a 4750 mile route, running from Norway to Sicily and the only thing stopping me is the funds needed, which Discovery are offering (a whopping £5000!!). There is also another of the Ordnance Survey champs on ther…e (Brendan Rendall) who has a heart of gold and really believes in the fundraising he is doing to fund a school in Malawi. Give him a vote too if you can.
Rosemary Frazer, a disability campaigner and trainer discusses her fight and this landmark piece of legislation, but highlights there are still many issues facing disabled people in the UK. In fact, according to new Scope research many people are unable to find, stay and progress in work as 42% of disabled people feel they have missed out on a job ‘every time’ or ‘a lot of the time’ because of their disability.
The See Me in Work programme aims to help those who are struggling with mental health issues feel safe enough to talk about it with their employer and colleagues. The campaign comes after a YouGov survey of Scottish workers found that almost half think people in their organisation would not speak about their mental health for fear of discrimination from colleagues.