Dr Malcolm Brynin will be speaking about his recent ESRC research on pay gaps at a forthcoming Westminster Employment Forum on 25 April 2019.
The conference will consider the next steps for government, employers and other stakeholders in improving opportunity and equality at work for people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME).
It follows the launch by government, in collaboration with Business in the Community, of the Race at Work Charter, which set five calls to action for signatories to improve recruitment and progression of ethnic minority employees – including requirements to appoint an executive sponsor for race, a zero-tolerance of harassment and bullying, and making equality the responsibility of all managers.
Delegates will discuss the way forward for the Charter, assessing its scope and whether it is sufficiently robust, how take-up can be increased, the practical steps that employers need to take meet the Charter’s principles, and where support for businesses might be needed from government and its partners.
The conference will also be an opportunity to examine the government’s consultation on ethnicity pay reporting. The government is currently considering the introduction of mandatory pay reporting for organisations with over 250 employees.
Key note speaker
Simon Woolley, Chair, Race Disparity Advisory Group and Director, Operation Black Vote
Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
Lord Sheikh, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Race and Community
Dr Malcolm Brynin, Reader, Institute for Social and Economic
Rob Wall, Head of Policy, Chartered Management Institute
Richard Iferenta, Partner, Head of Challenger Banking and Chair, Race Leadership Team, KPMG
Sandra Kerr, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community
Charlene Brown, Associate, Employment Law, Morgan Lewis
David Munro, Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey and Lead, Diversity, Equality and Human Rights, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Wilf Sullivan, Race Equality Officer, TUC
Sanjay Bhandari, Assurance Cross-Service Line Solutions Lead, Ernst and Young
Cynthia Davis, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BAME Recruitment
Further information at Westminster Employment Forum