Archive | September, 2010

Equality Act 2010 countdown: (9) discrimination arising from a disability

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. A new type of disability discrimination: discrimination arising from a disability. This replaces disability-related discrimination.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (8) third-party harassment

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. The definition of harassment is extended to cover third-party harassment.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (7) associative discrimination

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. The Equality Act 2010 allows for claims of associative discrimination.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (6) perceptive discrimination

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. The Equality Act 2010 allows for claims of perceptive discrimination.… continue

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Employment tribunal decisions in the headlines 20.09.10 to 26.09.10: cancer sufferer unfairly dismissed after chemotherapy

A round-up of links to news items on employment tribunal rulings in the week beginning 20 September 2010, including a cancer patient who was unfairly dismissed when her performance dipped after chemotherapy.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (5) victimisation

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. This includes the new definition of victimisation.… continue

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Muslim woman suffered sex and religion or belief discrimination for not wearing headscarf

An employment tribunal has held that a Muslim woman was discriminated against, by a male Muslim, when she was dismissed for choosing not to wear a headscarf at work.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (4) harassment

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. Some of the most important amendments to discrimination laws in the Act are in relation to… continue

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Equality Act 2010: get familiar with the new questions forms

The Equality Act 2010 replaces the myriad of forms that employees can use to pose questions to their employer to help them determine whether or not to bring an employment tribunal claim with just two forms.… continue

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Equality Act 2010 countdown: (3) indirect discrimination

In the run up to the Equality Act 2010, we look at some of the new and amended definitions in discrimination law that employment tribunals will have to grapple with from 1 October 2010. The second type of discrimination defined in the Act is indirect discrimination.… continue

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