The House of Lords has voted to add "caste" to the definition of "race" in the Equality Act, but the Government has decided against any change to legislation preferring to implement an education programme.
The Government Equalities Office has commi More...05 March 2013 14:43
Hewage v Grampian Health Board
Mrs Hewage is of Sri Lankan origin. She was employed by the Grampian Health Board as head of service for the orthodontics department. She resigned from that post in 2003 and subsequently resigned from employ More...31 October 2012 15:55
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
A former NHS worker has been awarded £933,115 in compensation after an employment tribunal found that he had been subject to racial discrimination and unfair dismissal.
Elliot Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NH More...10 January 2012 14:36
Employment lawyer Linda Stewart looks at possible measures to improve judicial diversity. While the percentage of women and black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) judges within the judiciary has increased over the last decade, they remain noticeably More...19 December 2011 00:01
A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
Polish-born Dr Eva Michalak worked as a consultant at Mid Yorkshi More...16 December 2011 09:34
Employers should assess their approach to diversity and ensure that it is understood and accepted by employees in light of a case involving six white police officers suing the Metropolitan Police on grounds of racial discrimination, an employment More...19 October 2011 11:54
A landmark employment tribunal case, and now a recommendation from the United Nations, is increasing pressure on the Government to make "casteism" a form of race discrimination in the UK. Beth Holmes reports.
There are few more sensitive empl More...27 September 2011 10:30
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
Does protection from caste discrimination exist under the Equality Act 2010? A recent claim has shed an interesting light on how discrimination is interpreted under the existing law.
The claim, brought by Mr and Mrs Begraj against the law fi More...12 September 2011 00:01
The average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000 since last year, bringing the average to nearly three times that in 2009/10, according to Tribunal Service statistics.
Successful age discrimination cases resulted in an ave More...01 September 2011 16:19
An employment tribunal has ruled that using the name "Borat" to refer to someone from Eastern Europe amounted to direct race discrimination. In July 2007, Mr Ruda, who is Polish, began work as a quality assurance engineer for Tei, an engineering comp More...24 August 2011 12:18
Ethnic minority workers feel that they face barriers in their career development, and some feel forced to leave their jobs in order to progress, according to a survey released today.
The report, Race to progress: breaking down barriers , was carrie More...14 June 2011 10:16
Arhin v Enfield Primary Care Trust
Dr Arhin was employed as a consultant and assistant director by Enfield Primary Care Trust. In 2006, the trust undertook a reorganisation that resulted in Dr Arhin being made redundant on 30 June 2007.
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With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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The Unite union has called on Goldman Sachs to intervene in the dismissal of a catering worker from the investment bank's Fleet Street office in London.
The union is protesting against what it described as the unfair dismissal of a long-serving memb More...12 November 2010 10:53
Organisations are being urged to take action now to adapt to changes in the UK population over the next 15 years, with a new report warning that the challenge of ensuring equal opportunities for ethnic minorities is going to get harder. More...30 September 2010 09:37
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20