Diversity and equality throw up difficult issues – HR Magazine want your views on them
Diversity is constantly in the news and HR magazine is launching a survey to find out what UK employers think. In the past month, for instance, prime minister David Cameron was forced to suggest changes to the law to allow religious items to be worn at work, following a legal case when an employee appealed to the European Court of Human Rights after being asked to remove a crucifix at work.
And the high-profile court case of footballer John Terry, accused of making racist slurs, has thrown up serious questions about employment relations in sport. Some say that in another sector he could be seen as a high-value senior member of staff, where the employer was reluctant to investigate or discipline because of the perceived cost to the business of removing that employee.
If an employer, such as an investment bank, acted in that way, it would likely attract both public and legal criticism. The case has led many to question why football should be any different.
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August 7, 2012