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.


One in six workers with diabetes feel they have been discriminated against

One in six workers with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, the charity...

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How to use neuroscience to tackle unconscious bias

10 Apr 2018

Testing for instinctive prejudices in the workplace is a controversial area. But an approach based on the functioning of the...

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Disabled DWP employee was treated unfairly, tribunal rules

9 Apr 2018

A disabled Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employee has won £26,000 in compensation after an employment tribunal ruled he...

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Five Brexit risks employers should plan for

27 Mar 2018

With Brexit headlines seeming to contradict each other every day, employers lack certainty around workforce planning. Dan Peyton from law...

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Can we be bothered? How racism persists in the workplace

23 Mar 2018

While great progress has been made with tackling racism in recent decades, Professor Binna Kandola argues that it lives on...

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Senior Institute of Directors staff resign after discrimination allegations

12 Mar 2018

The head of one of the UK’s longest-established business groups has defended the investigation of racism, bullying and sexism allegations...

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Leigh Day: the law firm taking on the giants over equal pay

12 Mar 2018

Leigh Day has represented thousands of workers in employment claims they might not otherwise have been able to fight. But...

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How to manage gender identity in the workplace

7 Mar 2018

It can be difficult for employers to know where to find information on supporting trans employees in the workplace. Clare...

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National plan for hearing loss aims to spread good practice at work

27 Feb 2018

Action Plan on Hearing Loss is a national programme to spread good practice. This year NHS England published guidance on...

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Discrimination costs the UK £127bn a year, claims study

26 Feb 2018

Discriminatory pay practices costs the UK economy £127bn in lost output every year, according to diversity and inclusion champion INvolve...

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Better support for older workers could be a major boost to economy

20 Feb 2018

Supporting older workers to stay in good-quality employment could unlock huge economic potential, according to...

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Most employers say applicants should disclose pregnancy

19 Feb 2018

Six in 10 employers (59%) believe a woman should have to reveal she is pregnant during the recruitment process, according...

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Primark faces £47k bill for ‘shocking’ transgender discrimination

13 Feb 2018

An employment tribunal has told Primark to adopt a policy on how to deal with transgender staff after it found...

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Why there is no quick fix for the gender pay gap

9 Feb 2018

As the deadlines for gender pay gap reporting edge closer, organisations yet to report will be thinking carefully about how...

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Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

9 Feb 2018

Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family...

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