Work is progressing well to lay the foundations for our project to challenge employment discrimination. We’re now at the stage where we want to start opening out the conversation, to help to shape the project. This update is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing conversation – with employers, with people with
As part of our fair access to employment project, we work with employers to develop fair policies and practices and highlight good practice. We know that employers don’t always follow their own policy, and that sometimes decision making is subjective. We’re gathering evidence of bad practice and challenge this where we can – and we
Tomorrow, the 10th March 2015, a new criminal offence of ‘enforced subject access’ comes into force, which employers and organisations need to be aware of. This news has implications on the recruitment processes of employers and organisations. In particular, it has an impact on those that ask individuals to obtain a copy of their police
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Unlock’s Christopher Stacey talked on BBC 5 Live this morning about the news that the Police are looking to relax their rules on recruiting people with minor criminal records. You can listen again to the piece here (44 minutes in)
Yesterday, we spoke on Channel 5 News at 6.30pm This morning, we appeared on BBC Breakfast at 7.40am. Our Co-Director Christopher Stacey, has written a piece on his blog.   Press/media contact: Christopher Stacey, Co-Director christopher.stacey@unlock.org.uk / 07557 676433
Business in the Community’s Ban the Box campaign, which Unlock actively supports, has reached its one year anniversary. It was launched in October 2013 in response to widespread and costly discrimination against people with convictions who are seeking work. So far 24 employers, with a combined UK workforce of over 200,000, have committed to support
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