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Equality Act

Changes to the Equality Act on the horizon

The Government has published draft regulations which will amend the Equality Act 2010.  The purposeView Article

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Preventing sexual harassment – the employer’s new statutory duty

Employers will have a new legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent sexual harassmentView Article

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sexual harassment
menopause

Menopause in the workplace – guidance for employers

The Government has published a policy paper setting out the Menopause Employment Champion’s plan toView Article

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Third party harassment – where are we now?

Employers can be liable for discriminatory acts (including harassment) carried out by employees in theView Article

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third party harassment
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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Binding agreement to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace

It was reported recently that McDonald’s has signed a binding agreement with the Equality andView Article

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Binding agreement
Flexible working

Flexible working requests and indirect sex discrimination

A female employee can claim indirect discrimination where an employer applies a provision, criterion orView Article

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Are employers under a duty to protect employees from harassment by third parties?

Under the Equality Act, employers can be liable for discriminatory acts (including harassment) carried outView Article

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Third party
sexual harassment

How should employers deal with allegations of sexual harassment at work?

The Fawcett Society has published a report, “Tackling sexual harassment in the workplace: recommendations forView Article

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Do menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

A person has a disability under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physicalView Article

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menopausal