All items: Equality and human rights

  • Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

    Date:
    15 December 2016

    We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing, employment tribunal fees and holiday pay.

  • Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

    Date:
    12 December 2016

    During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive season? We set out some essentials.

  • Michelle Obama "ape" comment: how employers can deal with racist language

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    We run through what employers need to bear in mind when dealing with an employee who uses racist language in the workplace.

  • Duty to make reasonable adjustments: five tips from case law

    Date:
    7 December 2016

    The duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled workers requires employers to consider what is "reasonable". But how can employers make sure they stay on the right side of this requirement? We round up five examples where the courts and tribunals found that the duty was triggered.

  • 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.

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