Equal opportunities policy and practice

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  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 July 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • How can an employer ensure that its application forms are not discriminatory?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Subjectivity anathema to equal opportunities

    Date:
    1 September 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    A consultant who was not awarded a discretionary point under the NHS Discretionary Award Scheme was unlawfully discriminated against on grounds of race, as the procedures for awarding points lacked objectivity, holds a Southampton employment tribunal (Chair: S J W Scott) in Nasr v Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust.

  • Restaurant to publish equal opportunities notice

    Date:
    1 September 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    A Leeds tribunal (Chair: D R Sneath) in Anthony v Marlows Limited t/a Marlows Restaurant recommends that an employer makes clear to its customers, through a printed notice, that it is an equal opportunities employer and that customers should treat all staff with respect regardless of race, sex or disability.

  • Defence rejected

    Date:
    1 June 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Anirah v Asda Stores Ltd a Stratford employment tribunal (Chair: V K Gay) rejects an employer's defence that in creating and publishing an equality policy and training its staff, it had taken such steps as were reasonably practicable to prevent one of its male managers from discriminating on the grounds of sex.

  • What are the benefits to employers in adopting an equal opportunities policy?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Act places a duty on all public bodies to establish policies promoting race equality by 31 May 2002.

  • Asian-only policy

    Date:
    1 December 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employer that pursued a policy of staffing its newly acquired business with Asian people only, unlawfully discriminated on racial grounds when it dismissed a black African employee, holds a London South employment tribunal (Chair: R A Lester) in Arrogah v Mahesan.

  • EO policy not applied to white employee

    Date:
    1 March 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Gibbons v Thames Housing Association Ltd a London (South) employment tribunal (Chair: R W Rideout) finds that a housing association discriminated on grounds of race by not investigating a white employee's complaints of harassment by her black colleagues.

  • EO details used to reject applicant

    Date:
    1 June 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Glynn v London Transport a Stratford employment tribunal (Chair: I F Pritchard-Witts) declares that an employer is not entitled to use the equal opportunities monitoring information contained in an application form as a basis for rejecting a job applicant without further assessment.

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