Women workers appeal over equal pay – The Times

Posted January 16th, 2008 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“A test case that could affect thousands of low-paid women workers struggling to get the same pay as male colleagues began in the Court of Appeal today.”

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The Times, 15th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Watchdog urges equal pay overhaul – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2008 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Equal pay legislation needs to be radically changed if women are to get a fair deal quickly, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights has warned.”

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BBC News, 14th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Equality watchdog drops its backing for low-paid women’s challenge – The Times

Posted January 14th, 2008 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Thousands of low-paid women, including cleaners and care workers, will see their hopes of better pay set back tomorrow when the equality watchdog drops its support for their legal battle.”

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The Times, 14th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Watchdog criticises credit advert – BBC News

Posted January 9th, 2008 in advertising, consumer protection, news, women by sally

“A leaflet produced for a fashion and home catalogue has been criticised by the advertising watchdog for encouraging women to get into debt.”

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BBC News, 9th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Course offer ‘to fight extremism’ – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2008 in Islam, news, women by sally

“Muslim women are to be offered courses and training in an attempt to fight extremism in their communities, the government has said.”

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BBC News, 6th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Anger as pension reform rejected – BBC News

Posted December 21st, 2007 in national insurance, news, pensions, women by sally

“The government has rejected a plan to let women boost their state pensions by buying up to nine years’ worth of extra National Insurance (NI) contributions.”

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BBC News, 20th December 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Plan to close 15 women’s prisons so inmates can be closer to home – The Times

Posted December 7th, 2007 in news, prisons, women by sally

“The Government is supporting a proposal to close 15 women’s jails and replace them with a network of small custodial units that will allow female prisoners to be held closer to home.”

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The Times, 7th December 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted November 28th, 2007 in equal pay, law reports, women by sally

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council v Bainbridge and Others

Court of Appeal

“A woman, who could clearly base an equal pay claim with a man in the same grade, under section 1(2)(b) of the Equal Pay Act 1970, where their two jobs were rated as equivalent following a job evaluation study, could also base such a claim on comparison with a man placed in a lower grade by such a study but who in fact received more pay than her.”

The Times, 28th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note: the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication

Winning hearts and minds – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 19th, 2007 in law firms, special report, women by sally

“Life for women in the legal workplace need not be as bad as some would paint it.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 18th October 2007

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Diversity in the Judiciary – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted October 19th, 2007 in equality, judiciary, lectures, minorities, women by sally

“Lecture by Mrs Justice Dobbs at Queen Mary, University of London.”

Full lecture (pdf)

Judiciary of England and Wales, 18th October 2007

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Alarm at rising tide of sex-bias litigation – The Times

Posted September 21st, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“The number of women taking employers to court claiming unfair pay is rising so quickly that it has left the system unfit for purpose, according to the head of Britain’s equality watchdog.”

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The Times, 21st September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Women climb career ladder faster – but are paid less for doing same job – The Times

Posted September 5th, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Women are beating men up the career ladder but are still being paid less and getting smaller bonuses for doing similar work.”

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The Times, 5th September 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Magic circle left wanting in female partnership stakes – The Lawyer

Posted September 4th, 2007 in law firms, news, women by sally

“The magic circle is falling short in the diversity stakes when it comes to female partners, with all four seeing less than 10 per cent of their equity falling into female hands.”

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The Lawyer, 3rd September 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Women and justice report – The Fawcett Society

Posted July 25th, 2007 in criminal justice, reports, women by sally

“This report, published on Wednesday 25 July, examines the work that has been done in the last year to improve the criminal justice system for women, as offenders, victims and staff … ”

Women and justice: the third annual review of the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System (PDF)

The Fawcett Society, 25th July 2007

Source: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk

Father and uncle given life for ‘honour’ murder – The Guardian

Posted July 23rd, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, sentencing, women by sally

“The father and uncle of a young Kurdish woman began life sentences last night for arranging her ‘barbaric and callous’ murder to restore their family’s ‘honour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Honour’ gang laughed as victim suffered – The Times

Posted July 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, murder, news, women by sally

“The horrific final hours of a Kurdish woman murdered on the instructions of her father and uncle because she had brought ‘shame’ on her family were revealed to a court yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Keep women out of jail, group says – The Times

Posted July 11th, 2007 in news, prisons, sentencing, women by michael

“More community sentences should be tailor-made for women to keep them out of jail, a women’s equality group has claimed. ”

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The Times, 11th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Honour crimes units to be piloted – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2007 in domestic violence, forced marriages, news, women by sally

“Specialist teams are to be set up around England to help deal with any so-called “honour crimes” and offences arising from forced marriages.”

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BBC News, 20th June 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The deadly ending to a ‘melodrama’ – The Times

Posted June 19th, 2007 in domestic violence, Islam, news, women by sally

“The murder of Banaz Mahmod, a Kurdish Muslim woman, by her father and uncle, has brought the practice of honour killings to the attention of the public and has again emphasised the plight of Asian women caught between traditional religious customs and modern Western values. Moreover, the death of Miss Mahmod, 20, forces us to examine how such crimes are treated by the criminal courts and raises a question about the quality of policing in such cases.”

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The Times, 19th June 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Avalanche of legal actions under equal pay law – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2007 in equal pay, news, women by sally

“Women in the public sector seeking equal pay with their male colleagues are taking more than 1,500 cases to court a month, at a cost to the taxpayer of more than £1 billion, it has been claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk