Today employees are considered as the one of the most important and valuable assets for an organization. Hence the organizations have started to give importance to Human Resource Department. The most important job of an HR department is to make sure that all the employees are happy and satisfied in an organization. For this there are various laws and regulations which all the companies are bound to follow (Ashe et al, 2010). There has been lots of changes made since past in different rules and regulations for employees.
In this essay, there would be discussion on various employees with the support of an example of a movie called as “Made in Dagenham”. In this movie, the employee discrimination based on gender was shown, then there would be discussion on equal pay act 2010, then next section of the essay would be a comparison of employee relationship between today and in the year 1968. Then in the last two sections there would be discussion on the advancements made to end gender discrimination at job and various other HR issues which need some attention. In conclusion, all the important points of the essay would be summarized.
Current status of employee relationship in UK as compared to that in 1968
There has been a vast difference between the employee relationship in UK between today and in 1968. In the year 1968 and even after many years, the condition of employees was not good in the companies. There was much discrimination followed by the companies based on gender, religion, caste etc. The employee-labor relations were also not smooth due to which employees were not able to express their point of view in front of management. Unions were there but mostly used by management for their benefit and against the labors (Jowell & Oliver, 2011). Later when in the year 2010 Equality Act came into existence it helped a lot in improving the condition of employees in UK.