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, employment law editor
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed an appeal against an employment tribunal decision that a regional law firm was not guilty of age discrimination against one of its partners. DLA Piper's Jenna Clarke summarises the decision.
After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?
A Scottish employment tribunal has given the first judgment on shared parental leave and pay. Its decision in Snell v Network Rail provides a warning to employers that choosing the wrong approach to enhancing shared parental pay can lead to sex discrimination against men.
An employment tribunal in Scotland has awarded £28,321 to a Network Rail employee over his employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers and primary adopters on shared parental leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners and secondary adopters.
David Malamatenios is partner at Colman Coyle solicitors. He rounds up the latest rulings.
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.
We take a look at some of the employment law cases that have tested the legislation since Regulations were introduced to tackle the unfair treatment of UK employees of all ages 10 years ago.
An employment tribunal, in Jones v Care UK Clinical Services Ltd, has held that a job candidate who was rejected for being overqualified was not subject to age discrimination.
Two easyJet flight attendants have won the right to express milk for their children while working, in a landmark indirect sex discrimination claim.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality and human rights.