A Lasting Change
Welcome to #aLastingChange, a useful resource for ideas, collaboration, information, legal insight and opinions on how we can create a long-lasting improvement in women’s experience of work and overall make the working environment a better place for everyone.
2017 was the year women’s workplace issues dominated the public conversation. The media shone a light on issues including unequal pay, sexual harassment and under-representation of women in senior roles. Responsibility for dealing with these – and other – problems lies with all of us. We will support any organisation that wants to learn more about how it can deal with these issues.
The content will change and grow as we all contribute best practice in our respective organisations or highlight articles in the wider media. There are links to other campaigns and materials created by industry bodies which you might find useful. Lewis Silkin does not endorse any third party content or any views expressed by other organisations.
Joanna Hunt again writes for the Free Movement blog: Do the Immigration Rules discriminate against women who want to work in the UK?04 April 2018
In an article for the Free Movement blog, Joanna Hunt discusses whether Tier 2 (the main visa route which enables migrants to work in the UK) is potentially discriminatory against women and hinders their ability to work in the UK.
EHRC Slams ‘Toxic’ Sexual Harassment Culture29 March 2018
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has denounced a ‘corrosive culture’ of sexual harassment at work and outlined recommendations for change in a new report.
Michael Burd comments for LexisNexis: Workplace sexual harassment—time to ‘shake up the current ineffectiveness of the system’?28 March 2018
Michael Burd discusses the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) focus on ‘corrosive’ cultures leading to workplace harassment, in an article for LexisNexis.
Brexit, #metoo and equal pay: the hidden links09 March 2018
An inspirational woman ahead of her time08 March 2018
On International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to reflect on an extraordinary woman who has led an extraordinary life - Dame Stephanie Shirley.
Calling time on workplace sexual harassment?23 February 2018
A full inquiry into workplace sexual harassment has been announced by the Women and Equalities Committee. The aim of this Government inquiry is to uncover the true scale of the problem and consider what action employers and the Government can take to address it.
‘Living in the dark ages’ - pregnancy and maternity discrimination at interview21 February 2018
Fresh out of my first year at university and applying for a summer job at a pub, I was slightly taken aback when the interviewer asked whether I had children, in a tone that implied “no” was the right answer… Back then, with no children, I simply answered the question - but it made me wonder.
Creating a lasting change - an open letter01 February 2018
2017 was the year women’s workplace issues dominated the public conversation.