All items: Indirect discrimination

  • When employers reject post-maternity leave flexible working requests

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

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