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Contributor: Asa Waring

Legal Director, Employment

Recent posts by Asa Waring

  • Women on boards – measuring progress

    In a recent report, “Women in the boardroom – A global perspective”, Deloitte has tracked the efforts of 64 countries to promote gender diversity in the boardroom. Unsurprisingly, women are still largely underrepresented on company boards across the world, with the UK in 12th place (after an increase from 2015 figures of 15 per cent… Read more

  • Data reporting by employers – a new trend?

    Hot on the heels of the new gender pay reporting obligations introduced last month, the Conservative Party manifesto which was launched last week (and which we blogged about here) included a pledge to tackle racial pay disparities by introducing reporting on how different ethnic groups are paid. The manifesto also included a new requirement for… Read more

  • Unconscious bias in the workplace – can it be tackled?

    In an attempt to address gender stereotypes, Google recently proposed 13 new emojis depicting women having careers as engineers, scientists, construction workers and farmers among other things. Considering that, currently, the only emojis that depict females at work consist of a dancer and – though this is a bit of a stretch – a princess,… Read more

  • Holiday pay: should it include commission?

    Another legal battle over whether English law requires employers to boost workers’ holiday pay to include commission payments has commenced in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The long-running case centres on Mr Lock, a former British Gas salesman, whose commission payments made up around 60 per cent of his remuneration. Back in 2012, he complained… Read more