When a claimant who had brought a race discrimination claim saw an email - which commented on her capabilities - sent from her employer via Acas during settlement conciliation, she ultimately won a case of victimisation. And while the case of Vern More...06 August 2012 10:57
The total compensation awarded in discrimination cases in 2011 reached a record high of just under £9 million, primarily due to two NHS cases that paid out nearly £5.5 million between them.
This is according to a survey by the Equal Opportuniti More...03 August 2012 15:03
Many benefits are offered only to senior employees, but why? Extending certain perks to a wider audience can make HR and financial sense through improved ease of access, worksite marketing and economies of scale. Emma Page reports. In its Comprehensi More...01 August 2012 10:40
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will "change the law" to allow people to wear religious symbols in the workplace, after he was asked during today's Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) about the Eweida case.
Nadia Eweida, a former British Ai More...11 July 2012 15:54
When people think of diversity, they tend to think of the differences they see or perceive, such as gender, race or physical disability. But those "visible" features are actually only a very small part of the diversity equation. To understand diversity More...11 July 2012 14:58
The number of discrimination claims submitted to tribunals dropped by 26% in 2011/12, with sexual and age discrimination seeing the largest falls. This compared with a 15% fall in the overall number of claims received by employment tribunals , accor More...03 July 2012 14:19
Council of the City of Sunderland v Brennan and others
Female employees at Sunderland City Council brought equal pay claims relating to bonus arrangements. Historically, jobs attracting the bonus payments had typically been done by men an More...21 June 2012 12:11
The Government is proposing to repeal the provision in the Equality Act 2010 that gives employment tribunals the power to make wide recommendations about the employer's workplace in successful discrimination claims. When employment tribunals exercise th More...18 June 2012 13:37
Businesses that lose an employment tribunal on equal pay grounds will be required to carry out compulsory pay audits under plans unveiled by the Government.
In the Government's response to the Modern Workplaces consultation, Parliamentary More...15 June 2012 16:36
Many employers are failing to offer working fathers the support they need to play a greater role in raising their children.
This is according to research released today by the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) and BT, which found t More...14 June 2012 16:13
Recent cases reveal the complexity of potential discrimination in the area of age, says John Charlton.
Now in its sixth year, Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CW&J), the case of former law firm senior partner Leslie Seldon, has shone so More...11 June 2012 09:00
Professions such as law, journalism and medicine should be made open to applicants from a more diverse range of backgrounds, according to a government adviser.
Alan Milburn, former Labour minister and the coalition Government's social mobility advis More...30 May 2012 13:29
Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.
This is according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commis More...28 May 2012 10:34
For the past year, employers have been unable to give notice of retirement to employees, and it is more than five years since age discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK.
One might expect that organisations have made significant progres More...17 May 2012 12:37
The Government has today launched a consultation on plans to repeal provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that make employers liable for the harassment of their staff by a third party.
Under the Act, employers can be held liable if a third party haras More...15 May 2012 16:25
Can an unsuccessful job applicant demand that the prospective employer provide him or her with documents about the successful applicant?
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held, in Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH , that there is More...08 May 2012 12:26
This week saw two significant age discrimination cases reach the Supreme Court, both of which involve issues that employers need to be aware of. The cases are now the leading authorities for age discrimination.
The cases, Seldon v Clarkson Wright a More...26 April 2012 14:33
How would you deal with an employee whose bad behaviour at work would normally justify disciplinary action, but whose actions might be explained by medication being taken for a health condition? And how would you manage the workload of an empl More...24 April 2012 15:58
An argument that offensive references to an employee's pregnancy are inherently discriminatory has been rejected in the case of Warby v Wunda Group plc .
The case involved a dispute between Mrs Warby and her employer, Wunda Group plc, about what ha More...20 April 2012 15:33
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust is the latest ruling on whether or not an employer can objectively justify acts of discrimination purely for reasons of cost. Chris Wellham, employment lawyer at Hogan L More...10 April 2012 12:09