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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the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership was set out in the now repealed Sex Discrimination Act 1975.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.
15 Oct 2019
The #MeToo movement is two years old this week and has been influential in altering behaviour, bolstering equality and respect...
8 Oct 2019
A police constable has won a sex discrimination claim after an industrial tribunal found that the Police Service of Northern...
7 Oct 2019
A former Clarks chief executive has lost his case for unfair dismissal after he was asked to resign following accusations of sexist, racist and homophobic comments.
4 Oct 2019
Use of season tickets is falling as commuters’ flexible working arrangements mean they are no longer good value for money.
3 Oct 2019
More than 100 of the UK’s most successful female business leaders have launched a campaign to close the gender pay...
3 Oct 2019
The manner in which the government increased women’s state pension age was not discriminatory, a judicial review has found, rather...
30 Sep 2019
Mike Shearwood says he was not given the opportunity to defend the claims.
24 Sep 2019
The BBC has settled an unequal pay claim for more than £130,000 after a former employee complained that 15 male...
12 Sep 2019
A financial product manager for the French bank BNP Paribas has won her case for direct sex discrimination, victimisation and...
22 Aug 2019
One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...
5 Aug 2019
Emma Watson says the scale of sexual harassment in the workplace may finally be understood as she launched a legal advice line to help women understand their rights.
2 Aug 2019
The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.
26 Jul 2019
An apparent sharp rise in the number of sexual harassment complaints involving solicitors has drawn attention to law firms' misuse of gagging orders.
25 Jul 2019
With the heat set to rise into the high thirties this week, could there be legal issues as employers aim...