New laws are needed to improve the diversity of our workplaces
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New laws are needed...

by Paul Mcfarlane First published: march 22 2019, Employers face too many legal hurdles when attempting to promote disadvantaged groups Employers know they need to up their game when it comes to diversity. A 2017 survey from the Confederation of British Industry reported that 93 per cent of respondents thought..

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Ethnic Diversity in Practice – How to Bridge the Gap
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Ethnic Diversity in Practice...

THE CHAIR OF THE BLACK SOLICITORS NETWORK SAYS THIS IS HOW BUSINESSES CAN CREATE BAME LEADERS by Guest blogger Paulette Mastin CCMI The economic and moral case for ethnic diversity in the workplace is well-rehearsed. McKinsey’s 2018 research on diversity in the workplace revealed that companies with the most ethnically..

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Solicitors must think about “impression created” by NDAs
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Solicitors must think about...

Posted by Nick Hilborne 1 April 2019 McFarlane: NDAs and confidentiality agreements “rarely” involve harassment Solicitors must think beyond the drafting of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality agreements to the “impression created” by them, a panel of experts has warned. Employers must also think about the “chilling effect” of NDAs..

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How Diverse are Law Firms?
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How Diverse are Law...

The Solicitors Regulation Authority collect diversity data from the law firms they regulate in England and Wales. Firms ask their staff to respond to a standard set of diversity questions and then report this data to them.  This is their 2017 Report. "Our most recent collection was in August 2017..

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