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Kick discrimination out of football

Maria Chadwick
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It is understood that Kick It Out , football’s equality and inclusion organisation, has reported a 38% increase in discriminatory behaviour in football compared to this time last year. The report found that there have been 111 incidents across...

Advancing equality - positive discrimination and positive action

Emma Corrie
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Positive discrimination has been a topic of discussion recently due to allegations having been reportedly raised by the Conservative Party in respect of the Labour Party’s application of tiered charges to hear Jeremy Corbyn speak at an upcoming...

Discrimination by perception

Maria Chadwick
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Recent case law has shown that direct disability discrimination will occur if a prospective job candidate is turned down on the basis that a condition could develop into a disability in the future. In the recent employment appeal tribunal case of Chief...

UK equality watchdog obtains injunction against 'buy-to-let' landlord

Maria Chadwick
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It has been reported that the UK equality watchdog has obtained an injunction against a ‘buy-to-let’ landlord after he allegedly told his letting agent to ban “coloured tenants” because they left ‘curry smells’ in...

My employer refuses to pay holiday pay - does my entitlement carry over to the following year?

Adam Pennington
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Yes, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in a recent important judgment. In King v Sash Windows, the CJEU heard that Mr King was believed to be self-employed, and his 'employer' therefore did not give him paid...

Disability discrimination in universities

Maria Chadwick
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Discrimination is the unequal treatment of individuals because of a protected characteristic as defined under the Equality Act 2010. This includes discrimination because of race, gender, disability and sexual orientation, to name a few. Universities and...

A guide to dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace

Maria Chadwick
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High profile scandals in Hollywood and Westminster have led to a flurry of disturbing tales of abuses of power, sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour in the working environment. Many women – and men – have chosen to speak out about...

Working 8 'til 4? - New survey shows UK workers want change to working hours

Philip Richardson
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A national poll by YouGov has found that two thirds of UK workers would prefer their day to start and finish earlier than the traditional 9 to 5. The most popular choice was an 8am to 4pm day - which was selected by 25 per cent of those polled....

What is sexual harassment and what can be done about it?

Maria Chadwick
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Since allegations have been reported that a Hollywood film producer has allegedly subjected women to sexual harassment over a prolonged period of time, reports of sexual harassment generally appear to have been brought to the fore in recent media articles ...

The right of police officers to bring discrimination claims

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Last week, the Supreme Court held that police officers have the right to bring claims of discrimination in the employment tribunal, where the decision to dismiss was made by a misconduct panel. Before the Supreme Court’s judgment, police officers...

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