Sex discrimination categories

All items: Sex discrimination

  • First tribunal decision on shared parental leave

    5 October 2016

    A Scottish employment tribunal has given the first judgment on shared parental leave and pay. Its decision in Snell v Network Rail provides a warning to employers that choosing the wrong approach to enhancing shared parental pay can lead to sex discrimination against men.

  • When employers reject post-maternity leave flexible working requests

    6 September 2016

    When can an employer turn down an employee's request for flexible working on her return from maternity leave? In two recent tribunal decisions, employers were able to show that the potential disruption to the business justified their rejection of a new mother's flexible working request.

  • The difficult balancing act that flexible working requests can require

    17 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case arising out of a situation where the requested adjustment to the claimant's working hours would have had a negative impact on her colleagues, who would have had to work more unsociable hours as a result.

  • Can an employer discriminate against an employee unconsciously?

    15 July 2016

    In Geller and another v Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered when in a discrimination case it is necessary to enquire further into the motivation and mental process of the employer.

  • Should enforcing the wearing of high heels in the workplace be banned?

    13 May 2016

    A receptionist who has claimed she was victimised at work for wearing flat shoes has launched a petition sparked a debate about the legality of enforcing female employees to wear high heels.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex discrimination.