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  • Pregnancy and maternity discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Jeffery v The British Council, in which the EAT identified the main factors that connected an expatriate employee working in Bangladesh to Great Britain and British employment law.

  • Date:
    20 January 2011
    Type:
    Legal timetable

    Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 prescribes that employers are, in certain circumstances, not prohibited from treating individuals with a protected characteristic more favourably than others in connection with recruitment or promotion, if the more favourable treatment is intended to enable or encourage those individuals to overcome or minimise a disadvantage or participate in an activity where they are under-represented in that activity.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to pregnancy and maternity discrimination (positive action).