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Equality & Discrimination

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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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination & Medical Evidence

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employment tribunal (ET) was right to rely on

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Ramadan During Lockdown

Last week saw the beginning of Ramadan. For those unfamiliar with it, Ramadan is the holy month of t

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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination & Pensions

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled on a case involving two disabled police officers and

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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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Case Law Update: When is an Impairment a Disability?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that, when bringing a claim of disability discriminat

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Case Law Update: Company Losses & Reasonable Adjustments

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that permitting an employee to work from home at a mo

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If I Make a Reasonable Adjustment for One, I Have to Make it For All

An employer recently called the Croner advice lines and asked this question: “If I make a reasonabl

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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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Case Law Update - Discrimination Cancelled out by Rehiring

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that individuals who have been dismissed, but then la

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EHRC Release anti-harassment guidance

New guidance has been released for employers on preventing harassment at work. This report was provi

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Sexual Harassment at Work

Unfortunately, sexual harassment in the workplace is a reality all employers may have to face. You m

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Discrimination

Individuals from different backgrounds and with a variety of life experiences make up the modern wor

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Ethical Veganism is a Philosophical Belief

Under the Equality Act 2010, it’s unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their re

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Case Law Update - When Immigration & Employment Law Collide

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an organisation was wrong to completely depend on a neg

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Case Law Update: Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Limited

The Court of Appeal has upheld earlier decisions that an employee’s belief in the right to own the c

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Sexual Discrimination

Sexual discrimination can be difficult to root out in organisations. Especially when it’s not obviou

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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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Disability - An Employer's Responsibilities

October is National Disability Awareness month. If you weren’t already, it’s important to be aware o

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Case Law - Discrimination Outside of Work

The EAT has held that employers could avoid being liable for discriminatory acts committed by their

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Case Law Update: Discrimination as a Result of Employer's Belief

A recent ruling has found that direct discrimination claims that arise as a result of the alleged di

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Case Law Update: Mental Health Discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer didn’t have ‘constructive knowledge’

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Case Law Update: Disability Discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that when making a reasonable adjustment to assist a

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Disability Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 states that disability discrimination is against the law. Disability discrimin

Equality & Diversity Policy

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Equality & Diversity Policy

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Reasonable Adjustments: An Employer’s Guide

The Equality Act 2010 defines disability as any ‘long-term’ or ‘substantial’ physical or mental impa

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination at Work

Although there have been huge strides in equality in the past few years, discrimination in the workp

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5 Top Tips - Creating an Inclusive Workplace

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Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Inclusivity and a fair working environment is a goal many employers strive for today. However, dive

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Avoid Discriminating Due to Disability

Last month it was found that there had been a massive 37% rise in disability discrimination claims c

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Indirect Discrimination

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

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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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What is Unconscious Bias?

This issue is prevalent in a number of workplaces across the UK and is a difficult topic to pin down

Paid Suspension from Work

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What are Protected Characteristics?

There have been various legislations in the UK protecting individuals from discrimination in the wor

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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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Burden of Proof in Employment Tribunal Cases

Knowing who has the burden of proof in an employment tribunal scenario is vital, as it will impact h

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Historical LGBT Employment Cases and their Significance

When the Equality Act 2010 was introduced it ensured LGBT individuals were not discriminated against

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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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Race

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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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Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism in the Workplace

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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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Coming Out at Work

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Religious Discrimination

Religious Discrimination in the workplace

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Age Discrimination: Examples and What You Need to Know

The Equality Act 2010 forbids you from discriminating against job seekers, your staff, and trainees.

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Breastfeeding and Working: How You Can Help New Mothers in Your Workplace

When a new mother returns to work, there’s plenty you can do as an employer or HR manager to help he

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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 Direct Discrimination?

According to the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination is when: “A person (A) discriminates again

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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

Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

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Gender Reassignment in the Workplace

This white paper explains your responsibilities, as an employer, to an employee undergoing gender reassignment surgery

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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What the LGBT Action Plan Means for Employers

On 2 July 2018, the government published the results of a survey on LGBT experiences throughout the

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Are You Awake to the Unconscious Bias of Job Ads?

If you’ve been copying the same text for your job ads for the past few years, then it’s time to wake

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What Can Employers do to Improve Gender Equality?

Gender equality in the workplace has been making headlines in recent months and, along with workers’

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Accommodating Ramadan in the Workplace

Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting, next beginning on 15 May, and is observed by Muslims a

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Over half of women experienced workplace harassment in 2017, according to the Trades Union Congress.

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How to Manage an Autistic Employee

Taking on an autistic employee can prove beneficial for an employer due to the range of exceptional

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How To Be An LGBT Friendly Workplace

With the recent release of the Stonewall report ranking top 100 LGBT employers, and multiple reports

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5 Disciplinary Procedure Essentials for Cases of Harassment

Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for harassment problems to emerge in a workplace. Harassment invest

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10 Top Tips For Managing Workplace Harassment

The fight against harassment has spread to all corners of society – from Hollywood and the Golden Gl

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7 Steps for Managing Harassment in the Workplace

Businesses in the UK have been deeply concerned by the claims of sexual harassment in the workplace

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Discrimination Claims to become more Costly than ever?

Following a consultation in relation to existing Vento Bands, the Presidents of the Employment Tribu

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The Burden of Proof in Discrimination Cases

The case of Efobi v Royal Mail Group Limited UKEAT/0203/16/DA During Employment Tribunal discrimina

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Discrimination Arising from Disability

The case of Charlesworth v Dransfields Engineering Services Ltd Under section 15 of the Equality Ac

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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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How to Avoid Discrimination in Recruitment

A recent BBC report has found that a job seeker with an ‘English-sounding name’ was offered three ti

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Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Wheelchair Users

On the buses – the duty to make reasonable adjustments; The case of First Group PLC v Paulley [2017

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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

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European judgment on displays of religious faith in the workplace doesn’t offer clear cut guidance to employers

&nbsp; London 16 January 2013 – With the European Court of Human Rights ruling in favour of Briti

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Over a Quarter of Middle-Aged Workers Feel Colleagues with Families Are Put First at Work – Croner Research

27% of UK workers aged between 45 and 54 who work with other people thinks their employers put their

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'Blowing the Whistle' on Workplace Discrimination

Employers at risk of bullying or harassment claims as World Cup fever hits – Croner survey. Londo