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Sex discrimination update - landlord evicts new mums

Gemma Wilson
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It doesn’t seem too long ago that infamous landlord Fergus Wilson was in the news for banning so-called ‘coloured tenants’ from renting properties as he alleged that they left a ‘curry smell’ in the properties. At the time,...

Woman awarded £2,000 over concert 'diabetes discrimination'

Maria Chadwick
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A woman with Type 1 Diabetes was awarded £2,000 by Belfast County Court after a concert venue denied her access to an event if she were insistent upon entering with a bottle of Lucozade in her possession. Reports suggest that, despite trying to...

Dealing with discrimination claims

Maria Chadwick
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Any organisation carrying out a public function and/or a service provider under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 needs to be aware of how to deal with complaints of discrimination raised by service users. What to do if you receive a complaint If you...

'Obesity discrimination' in the workplace and the Equality Act 2010: what does the law say?

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According to the NHS, obesity is estimated to affect around one in every four adults and around one in every five children aged 10 – 11 in the UK.     The media has recently reported that there have been suggestions that employees...

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

Rebecca Billinge
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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...

'Sign or resign' - Sainsbury's contracts row hits 13,000 employees

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Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has hit the headlines this week over its plans to overhaul the employment contracts of a number of its employees. The supermarket has announced its plan to increase the hourly rate of 130,000 shop floor staff from...

Meltdown Monday: what can you do when your commute is cancelled?

Philip Richardson
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Rail passengers have been hit with widespread disruption on what is being called ‘Meltdown Monday’ after new timetables were introduced. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) which serves the Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern rail franchises...

Employment law update 2018: employment tribunal

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As an employer, am I more at risk after the Supreme Court declaration that tribunal fees are unlawful? The outlawing of fees for employment tribunals has seen a huge increase in the number of claims being brought by those employed. The changes discussed in...

Employment law update 2018: impact and expectations

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There has been a series of updates regarding the amounts to which employees are entitled from their employers. The key changes have seen an increase in minimum wages and family friendly payments. There have also been changes to various aspects of...

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Emma Corrie
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It has been reported that a female bus driver, who found herself in a profession with an estimated 90 per cent of the workforce being male, recently won a claim of constructive unfair dismissal, harassment and discrimination as a result of her...

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