Last year, claims of sexual discrimination rose by 2,524 to 14,250 and racial discrimination cases increased by 786 to 4,103 in the UK. Only 86,083 of the 115,039 claims made were disposed of, leaving 28,956 claims unresolved.

The Chartered Management Institute has responded with guidelines to help organisations put diversity policies in place.

Age discrimination legislation has also left some organisations confused, and so the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Cranfield School of Management and Beachcroft LLP have produced a new report which gives practical guidance for employers. The publication Age and Recruitment highlights what companies need to be thinking about when reviewing their recruitment practices.