Careers Service

Gender

Over the last three decades there have been many developments in gender equality in the workplace. On this page we provide resources to help you with any concerns about gender discrimination.

Current legislation in place to prevent gender discrimination includes the Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) of 1975. The Equality Bill passed by parliament in 2006 and the subsequent Gender Equality Duty (GED), which came into force in April 2007, places legal responsibility on public authorities to demonstrate that they treat men and women fairly. These acts are included within the Equality Act 2010.

Useful links

The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG) offers support and advice to graduates.

The British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG)

WISE - women into science, engineering and construction

WISE

Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF), based in London, is a non-profit making leading professional organisation committed to empowering its members in the banking and finance industry to realise their full potential.

Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF)

University of Westminster Careers and Student Employment Service - useful online resources to assist women to develop their careers effectively.

University of Westminster Careers and Student Employment Service

The UK Government's Transgender Action Plan sets out the specific actions to be taken to advance transgender equality across government.

Transgender Action Plan