Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or job applicant because of any of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.

The nine protected characteristics are age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnership.


NCT accused of ‘racism’ by parenting practitioners

A union said that some of the National Childbirth Trust's practitioners were being “bullied” by the trust’s quality assurance procedures.

Salesperson asked ‘can I get you pregnant?’ wins sex discrimination claim

16 Apr 2021

A woman who was subjected to sexual comments has won her claim for sex discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal.

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Barclays banker given £10k pay-out in toilet access case

15 Apr 2021

A tribunal has found Barclays had failed to make reasonable adjustments for a banker who had Crohn's disease.

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How businesses, and OH, can better support menopausal women

15 Apr 2021

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, yet many struggle to manage the psychological and physiological changes...

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Ramadan in the workplace: top tips for employers

13 Apr 2021

Ashok Kanani provides a four-point checklist for employers on how to support employees observing religious festivals.

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Why intersectionality should be considered when forming a D&I strategy

8 Apr 2021

By failing to recognise how the lived experiences of people with common characteristics can differ, organisations will undermine well-intentioned efforts to improve inclusion.

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Firefighter who called gay colleague ‘half a man’ wins £12k pay out

7 Apr 2021

A firefighter who called a short gay colleague ‘half a man’ has been awarded more than £12,000 because of the way his employer dismissed him.

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Muslim nuclear engineer wins religious discrimination claim

7 Apr 2021

A Muslim engineer has been awarded £3,500 after his colleagues falsely accused him of having extremist Islamic views.

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What did the Race Commission tell employers about bias?

1 Apr 2021

The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities’ report has been condemned for ‘whitewashing’, but what messages did it have for HR and business?

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CPD: supporting transgender people in work

1 Apr 2021

In the second article in her two-part series, Dawn Wyvern looks at practical ways employers, with the help of occupational...

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Security manager told to ‘grow up’ during cancer treatment

31 Mar 2021

An employment tribunal in Birmingham ruled that Steve Pointon was subject to disability discrimination and constructive dismissal.

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UK workplaces are not institutionally racist, commission claims

31 Mar 2021

UK organisations are not institutionally racist and diversity has increased in key professions, according to a government-commissioned review.

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Whistleblowing protections to be reviewed amid dismissal claims

23 Mar 2021

Government will review whistleblowing protections amid surge in people claiming they were dismissed for speaking up about Covid-related issues.

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Ethnic minorities more likely to be overlooked for jobs and pay rises

19 Mar 2021

One in three black and minority ethnic workers claim to have been unfairly turned down for a job, according to the TUC.

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Female police officer subject to diet comments wins tribunal claim

16 Mar 2021

Detective constable Kerry Moth has won a claim for harassment after being told she might feel better if she stopped drinking ‘gallons of Coke’.

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