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Women-only shortlists are 'illegal', says Commission

Women-only shortlists are 'illegal', says Commission

Using women-only shortlists in order to increase gender representation on boards is unlawful under equality law, according to new guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.…

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Women the big losers on employment tribunal fees

Women the big losers on employment tribunal fees

Women have been among the biggest losers since fees were introduced for employment tribunals, according to a new TUC report.…

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Number of women in film has shrunk slightly in last two decades, says report 

Number of women in film has shrunk slightly in last two decades, says report 

The overall percentage of female crew members on top grossing films has barely increased between 1994 and 2013 and has in fact shrunk slightly, particularly in technical and creative roles, according to a report on gender in film.…

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First open education programme in Europe for leading female lawyers launched

First open education programme in Europe for leading female lawyers launched

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School has launched the first open education programme in Europe to address the challenges faced by women as law firm partners.…

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Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Lib Dems commit to action on gender pay gap

Large companies will be legally required to publish the difference between what they pay men and women under manifesto plans set out by Liberal Democrats this week.…

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