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Tribunal rules that veganism is philosophical belief

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A tribunal has recently ruled for the first time that ethical veganism is protected by law and is a philosophical belief. The case was brought by vegan Jordi Casamitjana, who was dismissed by the League against Cruel Sports because of his beliefs of...

New employment bill to extend redundancy protections to prevent pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Maria Chadwick
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In 2016, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published research which showed that 77% of mothers had a negative or discriminatory experience from their employer during pregnancy,...

#RainbowLaces campaign - making sport everyone's game

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Leading LGBT+ charity, Stonewall, have recently reported that 43% of LGBT+ individuals believe that public sporting events aren’t welcoming for them. In order to combat this, Stonewall introduced their #RainbowLaces campaign, wherein everyone is...

Blue badge parking permits extended to hidden disabilities

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In August 2019, the scope of blue badge parking permits was extended to allow people with conditions such as anxiety and dementia to apply for the permit. It has been viewed by many to have been the biggest change to the blue badge parking permit system in...

Are service providers failing to make reasonable adjustments for disabled users?

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It was recently reported that a disabled individual had been refused access to ‘Pronto Buses’ operated by Stagecoach East Midlands, on three occasions in one day, despite the vehicles having sufficient wheelchair space available. It is...

Obligation to provide a reference - new proposal to protect employees against intimidation

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Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced a government proposal, which would mean that employers will, in the future, have to provide former employees with a basic reference at the very minimum. This follows a parliamentary inquiry into the use...

What duties do housing providers owe to their tenants under the Equality Act 2010?

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Housing providers owe duties to service users / tenants under the Equality Act 2010 where the service user has a 'protected characteristic'. Protected characteristics include: Age Gender Race Sexual orientation Marital status Pregnancy...

What legal responsibilities does an employer have to an employee who suffers with dementia?

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Dementia affects a large section of the population and its prevalence is growing. Globally around 50 million people are currently living with dementia, and the number of cases is  forecast  to reach 130 million by 2050 as populations grow older. ...

Public sector website regulations come into force

Maria Chadwick
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On 23 rd September 2019, The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 were implemented, meaning that all public sector organisations’ websites launched on or after 23 rd September 2018 must meet...

What am I entitled to if my employer goes bust?

Martha McKinley
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In what has become an all too familiar sight, thousands of employees of Thomas Cook had their employment abruptly cut short earlier this week when the company ceased to trade and became insolvent. While media coverage may have focussed on stranded...

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