Editor's message: Race is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, which prohibits direct and indirect race discrimination, victimisation and harassment. Under the Act, race means colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins.
Dress codes at work often prompt discussion about the risk of race discrimination as certain ethnic groups are subject to strict cultural requirements. If your organisation insists on dress rules that contradict the cultural conventions of such groups, you may be discriminating indirectly against those employees, and should tread carefully.
Indirect race discrimination, as with any other type of indirect discrimination, can be justified if you can show that the application of the provision, criterion or practice creating the indirect discrimination (in this context, the dress rules) is a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim.
Ellie Gelder, employment law editor
Police in Scotland have been informed about a serial job applicant who threatens to launch legal action if he is not invited to interview.
Updated to include information on the McGregor-Smith review into the progress of black and minority ethnic talent and the Government's response to it.
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.
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A table listing the race discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2015/16.
Updated to include a reference to illegal working closure notices and compliance orders, introduced from 1 December 2016.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to race discrimination.