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.


Former soldiers win race discrimination claim

Two former British soldiers have won a race discrimination claim against the Ministry of Defence.

Vegetarians cannot be victims of discrimination: tribunal

16 Sep 2019

Vegetarians cannot be victims of discrimination, a judge has held, after a tribunal found it could not be described as...

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Oxford University retirement policy facing fresh challenge

13 Sep 2019

A second Oxford University professor this year is challenging the institution over its retirement policy...

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City banker wins sexism case for unequal pay and victimisation

12 Sep 2019

A financial product manager for the French bank BNP Paribas has won her case for direct sex discrimination, victimisation and...

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Suicidal NHS worker threatened with legal action awarded £92k

11 Sep 2019

A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...

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TUC urges action to end graduate class discrimination

9 Sep 2019

Graduates from wealthier backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be on a £30,000 starting salary than those with working-class roots.

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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nhs doctors pensions

Legal challenge in pipeline over teachers and doctors’ pensions

29 Aug 2019

Teachers and doctors who have been moved on to less beneficial pension schemes have grounds for a legal challenge to ensure they don't lose out

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Financial Conduct Authority discriminated against worker with kidney disease

23 Aug 2019

Tribunal finds poor appraisal score was discriminatory.

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Union chief calls for positive discrimination for BAME women

23 Aug 2019

A union boss in Wales has called for positive discrimination in favour of black and ethnic minority women applying for...

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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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Border Force staff report high levels of discrimination

19 Aug 2019

One in five immigration enforcement employees at the Home Office ‘personally experienced discrimination at work’, according to an internal survey

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McMillan Williams had ‘a culture of fear and bullying’ ex-employee claims

19 Aug 2019

A former partner at high street law firm McMillan Williams has claimed it created a “morally bankrupt environment” that allowed...

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‘Gay cake’ case referred to European Court

15 Aug 2019

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery that refused to make a cake with a message supporting gay marriage will...

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Driver suspended after refusing to drive bus with rainbow-coloured number

14 Aug 2019

A bus driver has been suspended after reportedly refusing to drive a bus decorated with the rainbow-coloured LGBT pride flag....

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