Tag Archive: equality

Reasonable adjustment

Does a failure to make reasonable adjustments in a dismissal process mean that the dismissal is unfair?

To successfully defend an unfair dismissal claim, an employer will need to show that thereView Article

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Is long COVID a disability?

According to official statistics published on 6 May 2022, an estimated 1.8 million people livingView Article

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long COVID
Hot desking

Hot desking – a warning for employers

The pandemic has led to many employers introducing changes to the way in which employeesView Article

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Top five cases of 2021

It has been another busy year for employers and HR professionals.  Employers have been dealingView Article

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Top five cases
retirement age

Is a compulsory retirement age justified?

An employer operating a compulsory retirement age may be at risk of facing claims ofView Article

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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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sexual harassment
equality

Is provision of equality awareness training a defence to harassment claims?

An employer can be vicariously liable for discrimination or harassment committed by an employee inView Article

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Should smaller employers publish gender pay gap figures?

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report on gender payView Article

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gender pay gap
disability discrimination

Can a failure to offer a disabled employee part-time work be justified?

Discrimination arising from disability happens where an employer treats an employee unfavourably because of somethingView Article

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Discrimination because of a perceived disability

An employee can bring a claim of direct discrimination where they believe that they haveView Article

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Perceived disability discrimination