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The current consultation to re-introduce fees to the employment tribunal and employment appeal tribunal

Joanne Ribchester
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The government is currently undergoing a consultation, due to take place between 29 January 2024 to 25 March 2024, to consider the re-introduction of tribunal fees for employees to access the justice service when they have an employment law dispute or wish...

Members of the Traveller, Roma and Gypsy communities and the Equality Act 2010: service provider's responsibilities

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Any organisation carrying out a public function and/or providing a service needs to be aware of and comply with their obligations under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 to avoid claims of unlawful discrimination. This includes a responsibility...

When should you bring a discrimination claim in the County Court?

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Issuing a claim in the County Court can be a daunting process, especially if you are issuing it yourself. However, it is also essential that, if you wish to bring a civil claim of discrimination , you must ensure that your claim is brought correctly, and...

Positive discrimination in the workplace

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The term positive discrimination refers to the favouring of an individual who holds a protected characteristic, affording them preferential treatment over others, simply because they possess said characteristic. Positive discrimination is not legal, and any...

What are an employers duties when it comes to bullying and harassment in the workplace?

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Employment laws play a crucial role in safeguarding the rights and well-being of employees. They include the prevention and resolution of workplace bullying and harassment. Employers and employees need to be aware and receive training on these aspects to...

Assistance dogs and the Equality Act 2010 - what do businesses need to know?

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Any organisation carrying out a public function and/or service providers needs to be aware of and comply with their obligations under the terms of the Equality Act 2010 to avoid claims of unlawful discrimination. Discrimination is the unequal...

Assistance dogs in public venues

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Assistance dogs are auxiliary aids and as such, they are considered to be integral to assisting disabled individuals in coping with various aspects of their day-to-day lives. In the Equality Act 2010, an assistance dog is defined in section 173 as: a...

New year, new job - resolving workplace conflict

Shay Winstanley
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With 2024 right around the corner, employees and employers alike may be looking to leave ongoing workplace issues in 2023 or address any issues that have been ongoing but left unattended throughout the year. This guide sets out top tips for how to deal with...

How can I prove that I am disabled for the purpose of a claim of discrimination?

Abigail Martland
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If you feel that you have been subjected to discrimination on the grounds of your disability, then generally, you will need to evidence first and foremost that you meet the criteria set out in Section 6 of the Equality Act 2010. Proving that you have a...

How is financial compensation in a discrimination claim valued?

Kasey Hamer
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What is the value of a discrimination claim? This is a question which is frequently asked by those seeking to pursue a claim under the Equality Act 2010, or by those seeking to defend a claim pursued against them. Financial compensation in these...

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