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Equality & Discrimination in HR

It doesn’t matter which industry you operate in, every work setting has requirements on equality, diversity, discrimination, and rights.

The modern workplace is a diverse environment. As a result, the opportunity for discrimination is greater than ever before.

As you’re probably aware, the Equality Act 2010 protects individuals from discrimination. This piece of equal opportunities and anti-discrimination legislation protects people based a number of protected characteristics.

Unfortunately, despite this, harassment, bullying, and abuse still occur.

As an employer, it’s your job to encourage equality, stamp out discrimination and act decisively when it occurs.

Our articles won’t just bring you the latest updates in this area. They’ll help eliminate sex and gender discrimination. Tackle sexual orientation prejudice. Fight religious discrimination. Ensure equality for disabled employees. Promote inclusivity for those who have undergone, or are in the process of gender reassignment. Protect those who are unfairly treated following marriage or pregnancy. Remove age discrimination from your workplace. And finally, highlight the differences between direct vs indirect discrimination, and how to avoid both.

If you have any questions about equal opportunities and discrimination you can get in touch with us on 01455 858 132.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination is an employment tribunal case waiting to happen. Despite this, pregnancy and materni

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Case Law Update: Religious Preaching in the Workplace

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a Nurse was fairly dismissed on allegations she’d engaged in inap

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Case Law Update: When is a Disability a Disability?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when evaluating if an impairment should be clas

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Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

Discrimination in the workplace occurs when you treat an employee less favourably because of a prote

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Case Law Update: Philosophical Belief & Personal Pronouns

The employment tribunal (ET) has held that a doctor’s ‘conscientious objection’ to refer to transgen

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Mythbuster: The LGBT+ Experience in the Workplace

June is Pride Month, which means it’s the perfect chance to address some of the myths surrounding LG

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[Mythbuster] There's No Need to Make Allowances for Employees Fasting for Ramadan

This year, Ramadan falls on the 5th May and ends on 4th June. The observance is much more than a com

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How do I Handle National Hugging Day at Work?

There are many wonderful initiatives you can run in your business during the year. National Hugging

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World Religion Day: Your Employees' Rights at Work

Each year, thousands of businesses call Croner for advice on sensitive issues involving religious an

How to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health in the Workplace

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How to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health in the Workplace

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Understanding Wage Differentials and Identifying Factors That Affect It

The first step to understanding wage differentials is knowing the distinction between wage and salar

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How to Deal With Employee Victimisation

Dealing with employee mistreatment is an important aspect of human resources in the workplace. If yo

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Hug or Harassment? How Can You Be Sure?

Reports have come to light of a culture of ‘forced hugging’ within the fashion chain, Ted Baker. Mor

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How Employers Can Handle Discrimination at Work

Despite progress in stamping out workplace discrimination, it’s still a part of the modern business

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Supporting Employees’ Dietary Diversity

It may seem simple at first glance, but for many employers, being inclusive of employees’ dietary re

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Mythbuster – Diversity Training Encourages Reverse Discrimination

There are some employees who feel that participating in diversity training is an attack on their rac

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What is Indirect Discrimination?

Indirect discrimination happens when a person discriminates against another, or when a provision, cr

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What is Harassment in the Workplace?

Harassment at work involves one or more employees causing a colleague to feel upset, shamed, intimid

Pay Protection

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Pay Protection

Exploring the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited and Powell and what can be learnt.

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How to Improve Diversity in the Boardroom

With the Hampton-Alexander Review revealing that only 29% of FTSE 100 board positions are occupied b

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8 Top Tips for Investigating a Claim of Harassment

In cases of harassment you must follow a set process and deal with any harassment complaint quickly,

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The Legal Test in a Case of Indirect Discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 (pertaining to equality act case law), it is unlawful for an employer to

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More Protection for Pregnant Women?

Last year, a report by the Women and Equalities Select Committee called for changes to the law to gi

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Top Tips to Avoid Discriminatory Dress Codes

<p class="lead">In December 2015, Nicola Thorp was sent home from her place of work for refusing to

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Top tips for avoiding discrimination in recruitment

It is essential that you get the right candidate as recruitment can be a costly and time-consuming b