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.


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How menopause policies can help to reduce employment tribunal risk

19 Oct 2018

If women’s menopause symptoms are not treated sensitively, employers can face increased risks of claims for sex and disability discrimination....

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What employers need to know following the ‘gay cake’ ruling

18 Oct 2018

It is the case which has captivated the nation almost as much as the Great British Bake-Off. Tom Long looks...

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Women subjected to ‘predatory’ behaviour by MPs

15 Oct 2018

Women working at the House of Commons were subjected to “predatory” contact and treated like “personal servants” by MPs, an...

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Bakery in ‘gay cake’ case wins Supreme Court appeal

10 Oct 2018

The Christian owners of the Northern Irish bakery in the ‘gay cake’ case have won their appeal at the Supreme...

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Age discrimination is ‘holding workers back’

10 Sep 2018

Almost half of workers believe their age would hold them back when applying for a job – and nearly one...

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‘Caste’ not a protected characteristic: implications for employers

3 Sep 2018

The government recently issued its response to a consultation on whether...

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BA crucifix worker accuses employer of harassment in new tribunal claim

20 Aug 2018

The British Airways worker who won a landmark legal claim for the right to wear a crucifix at work has...

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Five lesser known maternity rights women must be aware of

20 Aug 2018

With statistics suggesting autumn is the most popular season to give birth, Beverley Sunderland clarifies some lesser known maternity rights...

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Swedish woman compensated after job interview handshake refusal

17 Aug 2018

A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview with a translation company was swiftly ended when she...

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Schoolgirl awarded £16k in Pizza Hut sexual harassment case

13 Aug 2018

A 17-year-old schoolgirl receptionist at a Pizza Hut Delivery branch in east London has been awarded £15,800 after winning a...

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Business must improve support for over-50s workforce, finds study

13 Aug 2018

More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they...

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What Jeremy Hunt’s faux pas tells us about cross-cultural intelligence

2 Aug 2018

It was just a slip, albeit an absurd one, but the new foreign secretary’s gaffe in China this week sheds...

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How employers can support the growing band of older workers

26 Jul 2018

More and more over-50s are staying in work past state pension age. Camille Renaudon from Hibberts Solicitors looks at practical...

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10 ways of improving employee inclusion at your organisation

25 Jul 2018

Inclusion is essential for high performance but too many organisations only pay it lip service, writes Lee Russell of learning...

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