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Equality, diversity and human rights

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  • Equal pay

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on McNeil and others v HMRC, in which the Court of Appeal considered the correct approach to "particular disadvantage" in an equal pay indirect discrimination claim.

  • Human rights

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, in which the EAT considered if art.9 was engaged when a director was suspended after airing his views on same-sex adoption in the media.

  • Disability discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Forbes v LHR Airport Ltd, in which the EAT considered if posting an offensive image on Facebook was done "in the course of employment".

  • Religion or belief discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, in which the EAT considered the distinction between a person's religious beliefs and the manner in which they express those beliefs.

  • Age discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice, in which the EAT considered if an age discriminatory pay policy was justified.

  • No religious discrimination where director suspended after publicly opposing same-sex adoption

    Date:
    6 August 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal decision that there was no religious discrimination where a non-executive director was suspended after voicing his opposition to same-sex couple adoption in the media.

  • Equality enforcement is 'timid' and 'not fit for purpose'

    Date:
    1 August 2019
    Type:
    News

    MPs today call for a fundamental shift in how equality laws are enforced, saying the current approach "dates back to the 1960s" and is not fit for purpose.

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    Date:
    31 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Never mind the gender pay gap: here's the gender pensions gap

    Date:
    26 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women's pension wealth and what men are able to accumulate for retirement? Nikki Thompson explains.

  • Date:
    26 July 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    July 2019 saw progress made on an unusual number of proposed employment law changes. The Government published consultations covering workplace sexual harassment, statutory sick pay, family-friendly leave and pay, flexibility in working hours, modern slavery statements, and enforcement of worker rights. It also made announcements on changes to the laws on rehabilitation periods for offenders, settlement agreements, and protection against redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave.

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