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Our employment law and discrimination teams regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 01616 966 229.

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Group claim success in the employment tribunal as 937 employees win claim for protective award

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Struggling with the impact of the pandemic, Wigan based holiday company Shearings went in to administration as their parent company declared themselves insolvent in May 2020, leaving over 2000 employees redundant. Over 900 employees brought claims...

Indirect sex discrimination and flexible working

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If you are a woman with childcare commitments who is either unable to work flexibly or requires flexible working hours and you are subjected to a detriment by your employer, as a result, you may be able to evidence that you have been discriminated against...

Following celebrations or commiserations don't score an own goal on Monday morning

Adam Pennington
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With the nation’s attention and imagination now firmly fixed on Sunday night’s Euros final, it’s highly likely that Monday will be more of a challenge than it usually is for the country’s workforce. Win or lose, England fans are...

Race discrimination in the workplace

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A recent report released by City Mental Health Alliance UK in partnership with Lloyds Banking Group and YouGov, has found that a significant number of employees from all minority ethnic backgrounds have experienced racism in the workplace. The report...

EAT conclude that 'gender critical beliefs' are protected under the Equality Act 2010

Rebecca Billinge
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On 10 June 2021, the Employment Appeal Tribunal, in the case of Forstater v CGD Europe & ors, Index On Censorship and EHRC intervening , considered whether ‘gender critical beliefs’, particularly the belief that there are only two...

Extension of health and safety protection in the workplace

Stephen Woodhouse
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A recent change in employment legislation has extended the scope of health and safety protection in the workplace.  Previously, only employees were protected from detriment (negative treatment) if they took steps to protect themselves from...

Finding time - limitation in discrimination claims

Kenneth Tang
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A search on any reputable search engine will tell you that the time limit (which is also referred to as a 'limitation date') for bringing a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010 in the County Court is 6 months from the date of the...

Working from home and the "right to disconnect"

Philip Richardson
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The past year has transformed ways of working, with many of us commuting to our studies, spare rooms and kitchen tables rather than the office. With home working now likely to become a permanent fixture, the onus is on employers to amend their HR policies...

Social Mobility Commission reports on equal opportunities within the Civil Service - should class be recognised as a protected characteristic?

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‘ Navigating the Labyrinth ’, a report published by the Social Mobility Commission on 20 May 2021 has found that individuals working for the Civil Service who come from what are termed ‘disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds’ are...

What to expect when faced with the unexpected

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We have been facing turbulent times in the business and employment sector with some of the big names that we know and trust not managing to escape unscathed, recently having to publicly close stores. The word redundancy and furlough unfortunately have...

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