Equality and human rights

Bar Huberman Editor's message: As an employer you need to be aware of the laws that protect employees against discrimination and provide protection for human rights; successful discrimination claims often result in large awards against the employer.

We guide employers through their duties under the Equality Act 2010, including how the law differs for particular protected characteristics. For example, age differs from the other protected characteristics in that direct age discrimination can potentially be justified; and the law on disability discrimination includes the unique concepts of discrimination arising from disability and the duty to make reasonable adjustments. We also provide guidance on how the European Convention on Human Rights has an impact on private-sector and public-sector employers.

As well as explaining employers' legal obligations, our resources give practical guidance on good practice in encouraging an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Bar Huberman, acting employment law managing editor

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