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DM Weekly Digest 01/07/2022

‘I felt for the first time that I wasn’t alone’: how Pride can transform lives


Stories to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK.  Read more here.



Government will not introduce menopause as a protected characteristic


Baroness Stedman-Scott, the Minister for Work and Pensions and Minister for Women, has confirmed that the government is not currently planning to introduce menopause as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, or to implement dual discrimination.  Read more here.



Education on gender diversity needed ‘to fill the gaps’


Liz Curr describes her perspective in healthcare as “very unique”, as a trans woman who has been both a nurse and a patient in the NHS.  Read more here.



Half a million female managers ‘missing’ from UK workforce, report finds


Research also shows those with disabilities and lower socioeconomic and ethnic minority backgrounds are underrepresented in management roles.  Read more here.



The latest tribunal cases relating to age discrimination


Rachel Easton examines recent developments in this area of legislation, including a butcher awarded £120k after being replaced by someone younger.  Read more here.


F1’s Lewis Hamilton Condemns Nelson Piquet’s Racist Slur, Calls for Action


The three-time Brazilian racing driver is no stranger to controversial remarks, and Lewis Hamilton has had enough.  Read more here.



Athlete activism is here to stay, so get used to it


Whether it is taking the knee, messages on tee-shirts, waving flags or using interview opportunities to speak out, athlete activism has been on the rise for several years now.  Read more here.



Here’s how Liverpool will mark Slavery Remembrance Day 2022


Slavery Remembrance Day (SRD) returns this year as National Museums Liverpool (NML) and Liverpool City Council recognise this important date commemorating the history and ongoing legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.  Read more here.



Long Covid: What condition being recognised as a disability means for employees suffering long-term symptoms


After one tribunal ruled an employee was unfairly dismissed as he had long Covid, iNews reveals what rights workers have.  Read more here.



Less than 40 per cent of FTSE 100 firms have disability initiatives


Experts urge employers to think about how they attract and retain disabled staff, warning that ‘stigma, misunderstanding and knowledge gaps’ remain.  Read more here.



10 Highly Successful People You Didn’t Know Were Neurodivergent


There are many neurodivergent individuals who could have an amazing impact on society if they are given the opportunity. Read more here.


Important dates for July


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