Employment law ‘should see women take 25 per cent of staff roles’

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Posted 25/02/2011

Companies listed in the FTSE 100 should make sure their boards are made of up 25 per cent female employees, which could be of note to employment law solicitors.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills revealed yesterday (February 24th 2011), that Lord Davies of Abersoch has stated that by 2015, women workers should make up one-quarter of board members.

He suggested that FTSE 350 should be setting their own gender targets for 2013 to enable a greater number of female employees take top positions in big companies.

Lord Davies noted that the problem of gender inequality in the workplace has reduced over the last 25 years, but added that “there is still a long way to go”.

“Radical change is needed in the mindset of the business community if we are to implement the scale of change that is needed,” he went on to say.

Last week, Lord Davies ruled out the imposition of gender quotas in the workplace, opting for a more voluntary system for businesses to encourage female workers to take management positions without being forced to fulfil targets. 


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