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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.
24 Mar 2020
How much more can HR do to protect supply chains and the people that work within them, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act passing into law?
19 Mar 2020
There are “far more” negative stereotypes associated with older people in the workplace than positive ones, which are affecting how...
9 Mar 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions lost one in eight disability discrimination cases brought against it in 2016-19 – more...
28 Feb 2020
The decision to cap compensation for two police officers with disabilities to prevent them from receiving a “windfall” was unfavourable...
25 Feb 2020
The DWP has been ordered to contact the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
24 Feb 2020
Journalist Samira Ahmed has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the BBC after she won an equal pay case against...
21 Feb 2020
After Phillip Schofield’s heartfelt Twitter post where he revealed he is gay, Philip Richardson, head of employment law at Stephensons...
18 Feb 2020
A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...
18 Feb 2020
A secretary who resigned because she was asked to be complicit in discriminatory recruitment practices was constructively and unfairly dismissed,...
18 Feb 2020
Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act,...
13 Feb 2020
The decision to deny an experienced lawyer a job because he was considered...
12 Feb 2020
Personnel Today is launching a new email newsletter for 2020, focusing on all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
23 Jan 2020
A Sky engineer who breached health and safety rules while experiencing a mental health condition was discriminated against and unfairly...
20 Jan 2020
Sexual misconduct complaints and cases rise sharply as #MeToo wields influence.