Media round-up: this week’s diversity news

The top leadership diversity and equality stories from across the UK

Leadership poll: elite consultancy McKinsey elects a new chief
Management consultancy, currently embroiled in the South Africa scandal, is voting for a new boss to rub shoulders with the global leaders

Parents held back by poor pay and opportunities
Working Families and Child Poverty Action Group call on the chancellor to act

Labour activist ‘felt isolated’ over complaint made against MP
A Labour activist who accused an MP of sexual harassment has told the BBC she feels disillusioned by how the party handled it.

Jewish group calls on Harriet Harman to apologise for repeating Holocaust joke
Labour MP told joke on BBC One’s This Week as example of humour she found offensive, but Jewish leader calls it an ‘error of judgement’

Nearly half of employees with mental health issues have felt discriminated against at work
47% of workers with a mental health issue have felt discriminated against in the workplace because of their condition, according to research released today, on World Mental Health Day, by Badenoch & Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland.

Kevin Spacey: UK police investigate sexual assault claim
Kevin Spacey is being investigated by UK police over an alleged sexual assault.

Michael Fallon quit ‘over lewd comments made to Andrea Leadsom’
Claims emerge that ex-defence secretary made sexually inappropriate comment when Leadsom spoke of having cold hands

Journalists set up Second Source group to tackle harassment
UK women’s network gains cross-party political support for mission to encourage change across media industry

London council builds housing with religion-friendly features
Hackney caters for ultra-Orthodox Jewish community with lifts that do not need manual operation and open balconies

Location, location, location: Do the same job and get paid up to 140% more depending on where you live
New research from job site reveals how salaries for exactly the same job vary based on location

Lessons from London: what it means to have a diverse student body
London’s universities have more BAME and free school meal-eligible students than anywhere else – but they haven’t cracked how to reduce dropouts

And finally…

What if Kevin Spacey’s accuser had been a woman?
Jennie Hill
Something strange has happened amid the recent allegations levelled at Kevin Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who claims Spacey assaulted him (then aged 14) at a 1986 Hollywood party. Oddly, nobody has asked Rapp what he was wearing at the time.


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