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The Equality Act 2010 bans employers from committing direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation against individuals because of their sex. However, employers can justify indirect sex discrimination to achieve a legitimate aim through proportionate means.
Prior to the implementation of the Equality Act 2010 on 1 October 2010, discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership was set out in the now repealed Sex Discrimination Act 1975. However, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership all exist as protected characteristics in their own right under the Equality Act 2010.
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
24 Sep 2020
The worker was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take paid holiday.
11 Sep 2020
Citigroup has named Scotland-born Jane Fraser as its new chief executive.
27 Aug 2020
BP aims to report its ethnicity pay gap by 2022 as it looks to be guided by 'meritocracy, inclusivity and fairness'.
18 Aug 2020
The proportion of women employed on the boards of banks in the UK has risen 9% since 2015, compared with a 2% increase in Europe.
12 Aug 2020
A sales executive who earned more than £700,000 per year has won her claim for sex discrimination at an employment...
4 Aug 2020
Experts report a surge of companies looking to improve D&I – but some see training as a 'silver bullet' while others' motivations are questionable.
30 Jul 2020
A worker who claimed she was forced out of her role at HSBC after having an affair with a superior...
27 Jul 2020
FTSE 350 companies are missing out on sizeable profits through a failure to appoint more women to key executive roles.
3 Jul 2020
Flawed selection procedures and entrenched bias are combining to minimise the numbers of women on FTSE company boards...
1 Jul 2020
Fellow workers claimed she was “dictatorial” and lacked respect for colleagues.
25 Jun 2020
Female compliance worker been subjected to sex discrimination after raising concerns about potential financial malpractice.
16 Jun 2020
The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is unlawful for employers to dismiss workers because of their sexual orientation...