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Gender Pay Gap in Australia Is Worst in Insurance and Finance Industries: Study

Australia is losing momentum in efforts to bring equality to the workforce, with a new study finding that it will probably take another 26 years until women are paid the same as men. The gender pay gap is worst in …

Flexible Work Could Boost Applications from Women for Senior Roles by 20%: Zurich

Employers that embrace flexible working after the COVID-19 pandemic could boost applications from women for top jobs by as much as 20%, according to a study by Zurich Insurance. Between March 2019 and February this year, Zurich’s UK subsidiary gained …

Four Ex-Employees Seek Class Action Status for Gender Pay Claims Against Google

Four female former employees of Alphabet Inc.’s Google are trying to persuade a state court to let them represent more than 10,000 peers in a gender-pay disparity suit against the company, setting the stage for the next big battle over …

California Judge Allows Gender Pay Bias Suit Against Disney to Proceed

Walt Disney Co. failed to persuade a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by female employees who allege the company discriminates by paying male workers better. A state judge in Los Angeles found that the 10 current and former employees who …

Former Executive Sues MetLife Alleging Gender Bias; Insurer Denies Claims

A former MetLife Inc. executive claims she suffered years of gender-based pay discrimination and harassment from members of the insurer’s top leadership team and that she was fired after complaining about a lack of diversity. Mona Moazzaz, a former chief …

Women Employees at Oracle Seek Class-Action Status in Gender Pay Lawsuit

Call it the class ceiling. Women suing major technology companies for gender discrimination would have much stronger leverage against their employers if they could press their claims on behalf of a large group of female colleagues. But last year, the …

UK Financial Services Firms Fail to Improve Gender Pay Gap

Women working in the U.K.’s financial-services industry are seeing little improvement in their pay parity with male colleagues, according to the latest batch of disclosures as this year’s reporting season comes to a close. Businesses have until midnight in London …

Employers May Have to Begin Reporting Gender Pay Data This Spring

Companies with more than 100 employees will have to report to the U.S. government data about how much workers are paid broken down by sex, race and ethnicity, possibly as soon as this spring, according to a new court ruling. …

Global Gender Pay Gap Improves Slightly but Will Take Many Years to Close: WEF

The good news: The global gender gap has improved, slightly. The reality: Differences in economic opportunity, including pay between men and women, are so vast it’ll take 202 years to fully bridge them, according to the World Economic Forum. The …

Diversity & Inclusion Help Drive Business Success: People Development Team

There has never been a better time for the insurance profession to begin deepening the conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I). In fact, there has never been a better time to capitalize on the fact that the industry has started …