All items: Equality and human rights

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    Date:
    1 December 2016

    What were the most significant employment case law decisions in 2016? Stephen Simpson counts down the 10 most important judgments for employers this year.

  • Top tips on avoiding discrimination when managing older workers

    Date:
    1 November 2016

    Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, employers are still coming to terms with the practical challenges of managing older workers. Chris Cook and Keely Rushmore of SA Law advise on how to deal with sensitive issues concerning older workers, such as planning ahead and addressing performance issues.

  • Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

    Date:
    17 October 2016

    After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?

  • Are "discrimination arising from disability" claims an easy route to employment tribunal wins?

    Date:
    1 October 2016

    The number of employment tribunal claims for discrimination arising from disability appears to be rising. John Charlton looks at what is behind the trend, and asks how future developments could affect the way employers manage disabled people at work.

  • Ten years of tackling age discrimination in the workplace

    Date:
    29 September 2016

    It is 10 years since age discrimination legislation was introduced, but how have these obligations influenced how multi-generational workplaces operate? Richard Lee, partner at Gowling WLG, considers the impact of this important piece of legislation.

  • Racial harassment in the workplace: five key cases

    Date:
    26 September 2016

    Ex-England and Spurs footballer Paul Gascoigne has pleaded guilty to racially aggravated abuse over a "joke" he made to a black security guard. The court fined Gascoigne and ordered him to pay £1,000 in compensation. Fiona Cuming rounds up five employment law cases involving racism in the workplace.

  • Practical steps to avoid sexual harassment in the workplace

    Date:
    5 September 2016

    A recent survey by the Trade Union Congress shows that sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread despite legislation outlawing it. Does your business have adequate safeguards in place to protect employees?

  • Discrimination risks: requirement to speak English at work and dress codes

    Date:
    1 September 2016

    The requirement to speak English at work and dress codes at work are policy areas where employers should tread carefully to avoid discrimination. Deborah Bulman, a senior associate from Burges Salmon LLP, considers recent legal controversies and gives tips on drafting employment policies.

  • Flexible working: balancing an individual's request against the impact on the rest of the workforce

    Date:
    16 August 2016

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face when it has to balance the working-pattern requests of individual employees against the needs of the workforce as a whole, and its need to provide an effective service.

  • Sexual harassment at work: 10 myths busted

    Date:
    15 August 2016

    A TUC report on sexual harassment in the workplace has found that 52% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment at work. Stephen Simpson sets the record straight on 10 myths about workplace sexual harassment.

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