Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace.
In Forstater v CGD Europe and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the consultant's belief that sex is biologically immutable amounts to a philosophical belief within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.
Updated to include information on Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart, in which the Court of Appeal examined the correct approach to direct pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
In Crompton v Eden Private Staff Ltd, an employment tribunal found that jibes made by employees to a 57-year-old colleague about Alzheimer's and "senior moments" constituted harassment under the Equality Act 2010.
Jo Broadbent, counsel knowledge lawyer at Hogan Lovells, explores the practical impact on employers of discrimination legislation, 10 years on from the introduction of the Equality Act 2010.
Updated to include information on Elliott v Dorset County Council, in which the EAT considered when the effect of an impairment is "substantial".
In Commissioner of the City of London Police v Geldart, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a failure to pay a London allowance to a police officer on maternity leave constituted direct sex discrimination and no comparator was required.
In Badara v Pulse Healthcare Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer should not have relied solely on negative Home Office checks when it dismissed the employee for failing to provide right to work documentation.
Updated to include information on Forstater v CGD Europe and others, in which the EAT held that a gender-critical belief is protected under the Equality Act 2010.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to direct discrimination.
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