Editor's message: It is unlawful to discriminate against workers in the workplace because of their sex. While the majority of cases concern women, sex discrimination claims may also be brought by men.
The sex discrimination legislation prohibits not only direct and indirect discrimination, but also harassment and victimisation because of the protected characteristic of sex.
The protection against sex discrimination covers all stages of employment, including:
Fiona Cuming, employment law editor
Updated to include information on the Government's consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace.
The Government consults on measures to improve protection from sexual harassment at work.
Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court allowed the appeal in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd.
Consultant editor Darren Newman examines the recent Court of Appeal decision that puts paid - for now at least - to the argument that employers that offer enhanced maternity pay must offer the equivalent for employees on shared parental leave.
Female academics at top universities do not progress as quickly, or to the same levels, as men with the same qualifications and experience, research has suggested.
In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd; Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall, the Court of Appeal rejected sex discrimination claims brought by male staff against employers that enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay.
Practical guidance on using positive action when taking steps to close the gender pay gap, including the difference between positive action and positive discrimination, measures that could amount to positive action and how to develop an action plan.
As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?
Six out of 10 female surgeons have experienced discrimination at work, with many feeling the profession does not support childcare commitments or progression into senior roles.
The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its pension scheme after a landmark court ruling.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex discrimination.