Tag Archive: equality act

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
reasonable adjustments

Is there a duty to make reasonable adjustments for job applicants?

Employers have a duty under the Equality Act in some circumstances to make reasonable adjustmentsView 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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Was decision to dismiss motivated by pregnancy?

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate by treating a woman unfavourably because ofView Article

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pregnancy
Harassment

Can an employee claim harassment in relation to comments that they were unaware of?

A person (A) harasses another (B) if: In deciding whether the conduct has the proscribedView Article

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Did an employee’s ‘meltdowns’ in work arise from his disability?

Discrimination arising from disability occurs where an employee is treated unfavourably by their employer becauseView Article

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disability
Binding agreement

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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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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Flexible working