New sex bias rules could put firms in the bunker

first_img Previous Article Next Article The age-old commercial tradition of schmoozing clients on the golf coursecould land companies in trouble following amendments to discrimination laws,warns a leading employment adviser. The Sex Discrimination (Indirect Discrimination and Burden of Proof)Regulations 2001, which came into effect on 12 October, have widened the scopeof indirect discrimination under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to include notjust strict terms and conditions of employment but also employers’”provisions, criteria and practices”. The wider definition could outlaw any apparently neutral practices thatfavour men, such as wooing clients over a game of golf, said Joanna Blackburnof law firm Mishcon de Reya. “This is not a frivolous proposition. Statistically, less women thanmen play golf. If these types of marketing activities give employees a chanceto meet clients and win business, which leads to them being perceived as morevaluable, the possible discriminatory consequences are clear. “The woman could find her pay or promotion chances are suppressed. Itcould end in her losing her job in circumstances where the employer is requiredto make redundancies,” Blackburn said. She also urges HR professionals to plan awareness training for managers. “Where many companies still fall down in tribunals is in being unableto show they have put otherwise good equal opportunities policies intopractice,” she said. “A tribunal is less likely to be impressed by a manager with no realunderstanding of discrimination laws than one who has been properlytrained.” New sex bias rules could put firms in the bunkerOn 16 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Slight decline recorded in Dominica’s population

first_imgChief Statistician Mrs. Prayma CaretteThe preliminary results of the 2011 Population and Housing Census have revealed a slight decline in Dominica’s population.Chief Statistician Prayma Carette announced at a press conference on Wednesday that these results were extracted from the Census Visitation Records based on preliminary findings and are subject to change when the final Census data is processed later this year.The preliminary report indicates that as of midnight May 14th, 2011 the total population of Dominica was 71, 293 with 36, 411 males and 34, 882 females. This represents a net decrease from the 2001 census report of 72, 729.Mrs. Carette highlighted four parishes which recorded population gain which are; St. Paul, St. George, St. John and St. Luke.The villages of Jimmit/Warner recorded the highest increase in the St. Paul parish while Cochrane recorded the lowest increase.“St. Paul recorded the largest increase, 1, 176; within the parish of St. Paul, the following communities recorded population increase as follows: Jimmit/Warner increased by 537 persons, Canefield/Morne Daniel 521; Mahaut 286; Massacre 181 and interestingly Cochrane 105.”Another small community which is recorded to have increased is Eggleston in the parish of St. George Mrs. Carette reported.“The Parish of St. George added 709 with the following main area increases: Copthall/Wotton Waven 307; Stock Farm/ Yam Piece/Tarish Pit East 274; Trafalgar/Shawford 157; Loubiere/Fond Baron 160 and Eggleston 106.”According to Mrs. Carette; “The parish of St. John gained 632 with the town of Portsmouth, Picard and Glanvillia recording an increase of 557 persons. The parish of St. Luke recorded an increase by 88”.CARICOM representative John MenserThe largest communities are Roseau with 14, 725 people; Portsmouth including Picard, Glanvilla and Lagoon with 5, 198; Canefield 3, 324; Grand Bay (including Hagley and Ravine Banane) 2, 612, Marigot with 2,411; Salisbury with 2, 174; Carib Territory 2, 145; Mahaut 2, 113; St. Joseph 1, 746; Pointe Michel 1664; Massacre 1552 and Wesley 1362. Haitian born nationals are recorded as the main migrant population in Dominica with 608 males, 446 females a total of 1, 054. The report indicates that there are 17 centenarians with 94.0% females compared to the 2001 census report which recorded 24 persons with 79.2% females. Meanwhile CARICOM representative John Menser who represented Dr. Philomen Harrison at Wednesday’s press conference commended the Chief Statistician, her staff and the government of Dominica for leading the other countries in releasing the preliminary results.“For those countries that undertook the Census Enumeration Round for 2011Dominica is the first country to release Preliminary Census results” he said. He further noted that there is still much work to be done to complete the final report as well as analyzing the data.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! 130 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Slight decline recorded in Dominica’s population by: – February 1, 2012 Sharelast_img read more