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What are the benefits to employers in adopting an equal opportunities policy?
How can an employer improve its equal opportunities record?
Is it lawful for an employer to dismiss a complaint of harassment or bullying from an employee who is thought to be "over-sensitive"?
Can employers be held liable for harassment that takes place during a work-related social event?
Is an employer liable for offensive and/or potentially discriminatory material or comments posted on its intranet bulletin board?
If a third party harasses an employee, will his or her employer be liable for the third party's actions under the Equality Act 2010?
Under the Equality Act 2010, can an employee bring a claim for harassment where the unwanted conduct is not directed at him or her?
Can an employer be liable for harassment of an employee by other employees because he or she is gay?
Is an employer acting unlawfully if pay rates vary between employees who perform similar roles?
Are employers required to monitor their employees' sexual orientation?
Can an employer be liable for harassment of an employee by other employees because of his or her religion or belief?
Are employers required to monitor their employees' religions and beliefs?
How can employers avoid allegations of unfair and/or discriminatory treatment when allowing employees to take time off to watch major football tournaments?
What "positive action" is permitted under discrimination legislation?
What changes should employers make to their practices and procedures in light of the Equality Act 2010?
Under the Equality Act 2010 can an employer still ask questions about a prospective employee's health?
Does the Equality Act 2010 outlaw pay secrecy clauses?
Does the Equality Act 2010 outlaw associative discrimination?
How do the positive action provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that relate to recruitment and promotion work?
Are employers obliged to take positive action towards under-represented groups under the Equality Act 2010?
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