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.


Raheem Sterling case: What actions can employers take for incidents outside work?

Chelsea supporter Colin Wing recently lost his job in connection to alleged racist abuse he made against Manchester City player...

University of London protest

Largest university in UK hit by boycott over outsourced staff

10 Dec 2018

Academics, students and leading politicians have launched a boycott of the University of London in support of outsourced workers

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

5 Dec 2018

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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One-HR employment law review (webinar)

4 Dec 2018

Last chance to book your place: 6 December 2018 at 2pm. Barrister Kevin Charles scrutinises the latest developments in employment law including whistleblowing, minimum wage and more...

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Tribunal to consider discrimination against vegan

3 Dec 2018

An employment tribunal will next year decide if “ethical veganism” is a philosophical belief in a case involving a man...

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Dutchman Emile Ratelband cannot legally “change his age”

3 Dec 2018

The Dutchman who was attempting to change his age has lost his legal battle in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Emile Ratelband,...

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Facebook has a ‘black people problem’ says former employee

28 Nov 2018

A former Facebook employee has accused the company of having a “black people problem” and suggested raising issues with HR...

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88-year-old NHS worker sues for age discrimination

26 Nov 2018

An 88-year-old secretary is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed from her post at the Royal...

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NHS manager awarded £1 million pay-out for unfair dismissal

23 Nov 2018

An IT manager at an NHS trust has been awarded £1m in compensation by an employment tribunal after he was...

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Peeling onions led to unfair dismissal of woman with glaucoma

16 Nov 2018

A woman with a long-term eye condition, who lost her job at a food preparation firm after being asked to...

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Woman who was spied on by employer wins race discrimination case

5 Nov 2018

A woman who was spied on by her employer and denied the opportunity to progress in her career because she...

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obesity discrimination

The ‘taboo’ of weight in the workplace

2 Nov 2018

Weight is a personal rather than a personnel issue; the result primarily of poor lifestyle decisions outside of work, right?...

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Were Waitrose Food editor’s ‘killing vegans’ remarks a sackable offence?

1 Nov 2018

The editor of Waitrose’s Food magazine resigned this week after comments he made about “killing vegans” and “force-feeding them meat”...

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Ryanair racism row: Are employers liable if they fail to prevent harassment?

31 Oct 2018

A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted...

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Lloyds ordered to pay up to £150 million to female pension scheme members

29 Oct 2018

The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its...

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