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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the grounds of pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment and marriage and civil partnership was set out in the now repealed Sex Discrimination Act 1975.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.
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...
11 Jun 2020
The High Court today hears a case brought by drivers and the IWGB over Treasury's failure to protect precarious workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
12 May 2020
Employers face a ‘minefield’ of legal risks when they bring staff back into the workplace, especially if they ask workers...
20 Apr 2020
A former TalkTalk manager who claimed she was paid 40% less than male colleagues has lost an equal pay case...
24 Feb 2020
Journalist Samira Ahmed has reached an undisclosed financial settlement with the BBC after she won an equal pay case against...
18 Feb 2020
A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...
20 Jan 2020
Sexual misconduct complaints and cases rise sharply as #MeToo wields influence.
11 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
3 Dec 2019
A female police officer’s claim for sex discrimination has been upheld after she did not receive a ‘London allowance’ during her maternity leave.
29 Nov 2019
A department store in Japan has said it is reviewing a policy where its staff could wear badges indicating whether...
22 Nov 2019
Employment tribunal awards £400,000 to former Qatari Embassy secretary who was subjected to a campaign of sexual harassment and discrimination.
29 Oct 2019
The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...