All items: Sex discrimination

  • Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

    31 October 2017

    With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

  • Six ways to be more inclusive of transgender people in the workplace

    11 October 2017

    HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender people in the workplace, gives six tips on making the workplace more inclusive.

  • Sexual harassment in the workplace: Uber media outcry alerts employers to cut the risk

    1 July 2017

    Sexual harassment in the workplace is in the spotlight after widespread publicity of claims by a former employee at technology firm Uber. Adam Grant and Jemma Pugh at legal firm Wedlake Bell LLP say the development is a warning for employers to take action.

  • Shared parental pay: is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

    13 June 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity pay.

  • Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

    17 February 2017

    When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate and a subsequent parliamentary inquiry. Now the results of the inquiry have been published, what does this mean for employers who operate uniform or dress code policies?

  • Ten important employment law cases in 2016

    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.

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

    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.

  • Victimisation - crossing the line of reasonableness

    11 July 2007

    Consultant editor Darren Newman considers an important House of Lords decision on victimisation, in which it was held that the employer went further than was reasonable in seeking to protect its interests.

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Legal guidance: HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex discrimination.