Positive action

Positive action in the workplace – guidance published

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) protects employees from unlawful discrimination in the workplace.  TheView Article

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“Gender critical” beliefs are protected under the Equality Act

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that a “gender critical” belief is a philosophicalView Article

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religious discrimination

Is it discrimination to apply a blanket ‘no beards’ policy?

Dress codes can be a legitimate part of an employer’s terms and conditions of employment. View Article

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Is vegetarianism protected by the Equality Act?

A case has hit the headlines this week about whether vegetarianism is a protected characteristicView Article

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Is veganism protected by the Equality Act?

The Equality Act prohibits discrimination because of religion or belief.  “Belief” means any religious orView Article

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The cost of injury to feelings: increased compensation in discrimination claims

Claimants who succeed in a claim of discrimination in the Employment Tribunal are able toView Article

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Is the banning of headscarves at work religious discrimination?

Is the banning of headscarves at work religious discrimination?

Employers may well have seen the recent publicity surrounding the European Court of Justice (CJEU)View Article

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Refusal of holiday for religious festivals was not indirect discrimination

Mr G’s employer refused to grant his request for five consecutive weeks’ holiday so thatView Article

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refusal of holiday for religious festival not indirect discrimination
Length of service not did not discriminate

length of service in grading system not discriminatory

The Court of appeal has upheld a decision that a grading system, based on lengthView Article

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