To what extent does the Government, present and future, need to take bolder steps in order to reform employment law and how can it help improve equality and diversity? Should the state seek to influence the demographics of the workforce? This Lewis Silkin article looks at these questions in the context of the growing interest in the use of quotas.
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Female labour market participation is higher than ever before and modern adult apprenticeships are being embraced by women in the UK - even in traditionally "male" professions. Yet women are still a rarity in the jobs at the top and few will ever reach the boardroom. In this comment piece, Lewis Silkin asks one simple question: why?