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  • Writer's picturePreeti Bonthron

Diversity & Inclusion Snippets: 01.02.2023

  1. In the last week the UK Government rejected a proposal to protect menopause under the equalities act for fear that it might discriminate against men. It also rejected the idea of 'menopause leave' stating that it might be counterproductive. #gender #age

  2. In a more positive move, the UK government proposed a law that will make it mandatory for businesses to offer mental health first training to staff, in hopes that warning signs of mental health issues might be spotted earlier. #mentalhealth

  3. Recent research suggests that managers tend to be kinder when giving feedback to women than men, based on the assumption that women are warmer than men, and that kind feedback is more constructive for them. #gender

  4. According to the Equality Act 2010, it is lawful for employers to take positive action but not positive discrimination. This article explores the differences between the two.

  5. Big Ideas in DIBE in 2023 Part 2 by our Founder, Leila McKenzie-Delis include Gender Pay Gap refocusing on equity, surge in brand transparency, increased M&A activity in the inclusion space, race to acquire credible ESG and sustainable businesses, diversity to continue to be used for political gain and the increased need for D&I reporting.

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