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.


Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...

Walmart staff file gender discrimination case

18 Feb 2019

Almost 100 women in the US have filed a gender discrimination claim against retail giant Walmart, alleging they have been...

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Prison officer was unfairly dismissed after revealing sexuality

15 Feb 2019

A prison officer who was subject to verbal and physical abuse over his sexual orientation was unfairly dismissed, an employment...

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Penny Mordaunt promises consultation on NDAs

11 Feb 2019

Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements

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88-year-old woman wins age discrimination case at tribunal

8 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal ruled this week that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair, and “tainted by discrimination”....

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‘Ee-bah-gum’: accent bias still afflicts UK

4 Feb 2019

Pronounced regional accents can be a barrier to career progress and social mobility, as they are perceived negatively by some...

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Steep decline in race discrimination tribunal awards

4 Feb 2019

The average compensation awarded in workplace race discrimination cases fell by 14% over the past year, but the number of...

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‘We are differently abled, not necessarily disabled’

1 Feb 2019

Angus Baskerville was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 15. He told the audience at last year’s...

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Men are the winners in UAE gender balance awards

28 Jan 2019

The United Arab Emirates Gender Balance Index award winners have been announced – and they are all men, despite an...

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New mums to receive six months more redundancy protection

25 Jan 2019

Pregnant women and new mothers returning to work after having children are to receive greater protection from being treated unfairly,...

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Law firm tops LGBT-inclusive employer rankings

21 Jan 2019

International legal giant Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall...

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Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

18 Jan 2019

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...

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The 10 most important employment law cases in 2018

11 Jan 2019

As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what...

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Women face discrimination in surgeons’ ‘old boys club’, research finds

8 Jan 2019

Six out of 10 female surgeons have experienced discrimination at work, with many feeling the profession does not support childcare...

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Nine New Year’s resolutions for HR

8 Jan 2019

You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...

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