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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.
16 Apr 2019
The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.
12 Apr 2019
Many men and women still view menstruation as a taboo topic and feel uncomfortable talking about periods, even though they...
8 Apr 2019
A Royal Mail driver who was told she should be “back home and in the kitchen” has won £2,600 in...
4 Apr 2019
Bands of compensation awarded by employment tribunals for injury to feelings in discrimination cases – Vento bands – will increase this month.
1 Apr 2019
A partner at a City law firm has issued a High Court action claiming that his firm consistently pushed older...
21 Mar 2019
Ninety-five per cent of employers have not analysed their ethnicity pay gap, with many lacking the data that will enable...
18 Mar 2019
A case where a pregnant police officer was taken away from front line duties and placed in a desk-based role ...
13 Mar 2019
Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...
12 Mar 2019
The BBC is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following complaints that female employees were not paid...
6 Mar 2019
Female cabin crew working for Virgin Atlantic will no longer be required to wear make-up while on their shift.
4 Mar 2019
Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses that attempt to conceal harassment and discrimination could be made unlawful under proposals announced by government.
4 Mar 2019
Tuesday 26 March 2019, 11:00am GMT
Handling the tricky issues that can arise when an employee is on sick leave...
1 Mar 2019
Fifteen prominent UK organisations have signed a commitment to work towards mandatory ethnic pay gap reporting and to encourage other businesses to do so.
27 Feb 2019
A female economist who worked for the Office for National Statistics has been awarded £19,000 in compensation after she was...