In Mitchell v Marks and Spencer plc, the employment tribunal awarded £1,000 to a disabled shop worker following a delay in providing him with a lift key to allow him to reach the toilets more easily.
In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a police force's refusal to grant an officer a transfer because of its perception that her hearing problems could develop into a disability amounted to perceived direct discrimination.
Brexit may mean a degree of uncertainty in employment law, but what is the direction of travel in 2018? Beverley Sunderland considers the key issues likely to arise.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission consults on a draft policy to enforce gender pay gap reporting requirements for public-, private- and voluntary-sector employers.
Companies that fail to comply with their gender pay gap reporting duties could face "unlimited" fines and convictions, according to the enforcement plan published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
A number of civil service departments have published their gender pay gaps, with the Department of Transport recording the widest, at 16.9%.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the employer subjected the claimant to direct race discrimination. The employer withdrew its offer to the claimant of a posting abroad because of a psychological assessment that warned the claimant could suffer stress as a result of racial discrimination.
The CIPD recently revealed that a third of black employees thought discrimination was getting in the way of their career progress. But where can organisations begin to address this? Managers and role models are a good start, finds Virginia Matthews.
Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work, an in-depth poll for the BBC has found.
Companies submitting their gender pay gaps are getting their sums wrong and providing statistically impossible numbers, according to an equal pay expert at a law firm.
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