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Tag Archives: Discrimination

Damages for discrimination

Discrimination in the working environment is unlawful. If an employee has been discriminated against by their employer then they can bring a claim for compensation against the employer in an employment tribunal. Types of Discrimination There is no closed list of the types of discrimination, however common examples include: Age Discrimination Disability Discrimination Pregnancy and [...]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

All employees are legally protected from sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace from the moment they begin their job right through until the job ends and this protection against discrimination should cover: The recruitment of the employee The terms and conditions of the employee’s job The employee’s right to work benefits, including pensions The employee’s [...]

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The Equality Act – how it applies to discrimination at work

The law on discrimination has always been a complicated area for employers to navigate. Provisions were previously covered by a number of different acts. These included :- Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Race Relations Acts 1976; Disability Discrimination Act 1995 There has now been an attempt to harmonise the legislation and a result of that the [...]

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Direct and indirect discrimination – what’s the difference ?

Equal Opportunities Law states that all individuals should be employed, paid and promoted solely because of the skills and abilities they possess and how they do their job and when an employee or applicant is treated less favourably than another employee or applicant by the employer this will be classed as discrimination. In cases like [...]

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Recrutment process and employment law

In order for an employer to correctly advertise a job vacancy, whether to fill an existing post or create a new one, the employer needs to be sufficiently clear what they are asking from the role, what the role requires, and fairly and accurately advertise the vacancy, being aware also of the need to ensure [...]

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Vicarious liability – advice for employers

Vicarious liability is a form of secondary liability that arises under the law of agency when a person or entity is responsible for the acts of their subordinates, or any third party, that they control as a form of liability for their behaviour. It is an accepted and established legal principle that there are situations [...]

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Workplace stress – options for employees

Workplace Stress Workplace stress is very common and is becoming an increasing concern in modern workplaces due to competitive and high pressure working environments. Whilst some stress and pressure is not unreasonable (particularly in challenging jobs), there comes a point where it can be become excessive resulting in adverse consequences for employees’ health and safety. [...]

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Discrimination issues and the burden of the recession

Well, it seems that that’s exactly what the government are hoping for. They intend to simplify the Equality Act to lessen what they believe are unnecessary obligations placed on businesses. The new plans include the possible scrapping of the third party harassment law, which includes removing the employer’s liability when an employee is harassed by [...]

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Direct discrimination

Two types of discrimination can exist in the United Kingdom, indirect discrimination and direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination is when an organisation has policies and rules applied equally to all members of the organisation. However, the effect of the policy causes disadvantage to one particular group of individuals. Direct discrimination is where an individual is treated [...]

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The law on race discrimination

Race discrimination is when an individual is treated differently or less favourably because of their colour, nationality, race, ethnic origin or national origin and in this article we take a look at race discrimination in the workplace. Instances of race discrimination in the workplace may include: Abusive behaviour or name calling because of an individual’s [...]

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