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Employment tribunal rules that vegetarianism cannot be described as a philosophical belief

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In recent case law, an employment tribunal has ruled that vegetarianism is not regarded as a protected belief under s.10 of The Equality Act 2010.   The claimant resigned from a position working at a hotel in Suffolk, after alleging that he had...

Female banker in unequal pay dispute with her employer

Stephen Woodhouse
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In a high-profile case at the London Employment Tribunal, a female banker successfully established that she was the subject of sex discrimination , unequal pay and victimisation by her employer, BNP Paribas. The claimant, Stacey Macken, who joined...

Virgin change uniform policy for airline attendants

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It is known to many that the majority of airline attendants have uniform standards to maintain, such as regularly wearing makeup and dressing in a specified uniform. This is considered by many to highlight the extent that the aviation industry continues to...

The effects of failing to make reasonable adjustments for service users with disabilities

Emma Corrie
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The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because of their disability. The definition of disability is met for the purpose of the Act if someone suffers with a physical or mental impairment that has a...

Asda under fire for contract changes

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With retail giant, Asda, hitting the headlines recently in respect of their proposed contractual changes, it is important to consider the legal implications surrounding the same. Despite the new “contract 6” looking to increase the base pay...

Blue badge permits to be extended to include invisible disabilities

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The government has announced that from 30 August 2019 the blue badge scheme will be open to include drivers and passengers with a wider range of conditions. The blue badge scheme is designed to assist disabled people by allowing those with physical...

Discrimination in the police force

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Discrimination can take many forms during the course of somebody’s employment and the police force are not immune from discrimination claims. Recently, one of Britain’s most senior female police officers began legal action at the employment...

68% of LGBT individuals continue to be sexually harassed at work despite #MeToo movement

Harriet Ledger
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On 17 May 2019, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) issued a report on sexual harassment of LGBT individuals in the workplace. The TUC reported that despite the #MeToo movement, a high number of LGBT workers have experienced and continue to experience...

Stephensons attend Disability Awareness Day

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Stephensons recently attended the Disability Awareness Day held in the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington to provide advice and assistance to members of the public in relation to disability discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. What can...

Ban on gender stereotyping in adverts

Amy Dutton
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It is understood that following a review of gender stereotyping in adverts by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s advertising watchdog has introduced a ban on adverts featuring “harmful gender stereotypes” or those which...

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