Indirect discrimination

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  • Supreme Court rules on equal pension benefits for civil partners and same-sex spouses

    Date:
    12 July 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal's decision and held that civil partners and same-sex spouses are entitled to pension benefits accrued before the introduction of civil partnerships on 5 December 2005.

  • Marriage and civil partnership discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Peninsula Business Service Ltd v Baker, in which the EAT considered the employer's liability for victimisation by an agent surveillance company it had appointed.

  • Podcast: Justifying indirect discrimination

    Date:
    24 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination can be justified.

  • Equality Act 2010 construed to give civil partners equal accrued pension benefits to married couples

    Date:
    29 January 2013
    Type:
    Law reports

    The employment tribunal held that the Equality Act 2010 failed to provide the required protection under EU law for a couple in a civil partnership who were denied accrual of benefits to which married couples were entitled under a pension scheme.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 April 2002
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • ET childcare payment criterion discriminatory

    Date:
    1 May 1990
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Training Commission v Jackson (22 January 1990) EOR31E, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's finding that the restriction under ET of childcare payments to "lone parents" was unjustifiable indirect discrimination on grounds of married status.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to indirect marriage and civil partnership discrimination.