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Landmark decision determines 'non-binary/gender-fluid' as being a protected characteristic

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A recent employment tribunal case is reported to have concluded that a worker at a Jaguar Land Rover plant, who identified as being gender-fluid/non-binary, fell within the definition of section 7 of the Equality Act 2010, in respect of gender...

Significant financial award for employee who was successful with claim of pregnancy/maternity and religious belief discrimination

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It has recently been reported in the media that an employment tribunal case has determined that a female worker was successful in bringing a claim for pregnancy/maternity discrimination against her employer. It is reported that in this particular...

Disability discrimination - are you aware of your rights as an employee?

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A recent article and television programme, (the Million Pound Payout), has purported to have revealed that the Department of Work and Pensions, (DWP), has lost more employment tribunal cases of disability discrimination compared to any other employer in...

Disability discrimination by energy suppliers

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According to recent statistics from Disabled Living Foundation, there are around 13.3 million people who have a disability, in the UK. With the UK currently experiencing a severe shortage of housing, it is arguable that there are more people...

Was airlines failure to provide vegan meal discrimination?

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Veganism is a practice based belief of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. It was reported in the news recently that a vegan passenger, who boarded a...

Reasonable adjustments and physical alterations - when is there a duty?

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A recent County Court case revealed that a 64 year old man who suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS) has won a claim of disability discrimination including indirect discrimination against a management company, after it failed to make reasonable...

Why saying "no DSS" can give rise to discrimination

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A recent investigation carried out by the BBC has revealed that thousands of landlords across the country may be rejecting prospective tenants, because they rely upon housing benefit to either wholly or partly cover their rent. The investigation showed...