Top firms play can play an important role in increasing social mobility but narrow recruitment processes mean they are also missing out on great talent.
Pink ones are better?
Men and women may be charged differently for the same product, but the problems come when you don't have the choice.
Women are more likely to claim in-work benefits so they're more likely to have their movement restricted by the UK's EU renegotiation.
When would-be renters enquire about a property, their ethnicity can make a significant difference to how the agent responds.
An experiment compared the experience of Anglo, Indian and Muslim Middle Eastern "renters" looking for housing. The differences in how they were treated were significant.
Why do immigrant kids perform poorly in school?
School and teacher attitudes have a lot to answer for when it comes to the achievement gap between immigrant and non-immigrant children.
Children with severe social, emotional or behavioural disorders are the least welcome in schools.
Children with disabilities are frequently discriminated against in Australian schools, with parents asked to send their child to another school or fork out extra money.
We know what we look like, but how do algorithms see us?
We increasingly depend on algorithms applied to big data, but even algorithms make mistakes that could label us in worrying ways
In order to cope with the rigours of policing, police are expected to be strong, resilient and unemotional in dangerous situations.
Sexual harassment is a persistent and damaging problem in many Australian workplaces. But why does it appear to be an entrenched feature of some organisational settings more than others?
Shadow boxing. Will levelling the playing field work?
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
Intergenerational mentoring benefits both older and younger colleagues, as well as their employers.
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Many hidden obstacles confront Australia's older workers, so what workplace changes can be made to maximise the benefits and reduce the problems of an ageing population?
Nobody wants to talk about it.
Research shows that patient care suffers when minority ethnic healthcare staff are unfairly treated.
Workers in a bank watch as Occupy Wall Street protesters march in New York as part of the populist movement protesting economic inequality.
The Marikana tragedy has indicated the violent nature of the struggles over resources and income shares. Inequality must be fought because it perpetuates social injustice.
Marketing egg freezing as a way to extend women’s reproductive lives is simply false.
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The practice of offering egg freezing perks to employees is becoming increasingly more common. Facebook and Apple are in on the act, as too are some of our local IVF clinics.
It’s all just data – how can it be prejudiced?
Math isn’t prejudiced, goes the argument. But these arithmetic programs can learn bias from the data fed into them by human beings, leading to unfair treatment and discrimination.
England’s women go pro.
While women achieve great things on field, off-field administrators need to make sure they're supported.
What’s a better strategy: cast a wide net or tailor it narrowly?
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Past hiring discrimination appears to lead African Americans to cast a wide net, while women tend to seek out roles historically associated with their gender.
When it comes to shopping for clothes many consumers like customer service staff to be a mirror of themselves.
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New evidence suggests retailers hiring for looks are not as shallow as it seems.
Persecution based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex variation is recognised as a legitimate ground for seeking refugee status.
It is estimated that there are 175 million LGBTI persons living in persecutory environments worldwide. Only around 2500 asylum claims founded on sexual orientation or gender identity are successful annually.
Proud justice. But for how long?
Citizens need to be able to seek remedies for breaches of human rights in our own courts.
The world is recognising that the issue of same-sex marriage is a matter of what state law, not religious doctrine, says, to the extent that Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (right) and Gauthier Destenay recently married.
Same-sex marriage is about state recognition of the union between two people and is a political issue. Religious belief can apply in a church and in individual decisions, but not to a secular state.