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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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Job advertisements and compliance with the Equality Act

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Protections under the Equality Act 2010 are not only awarded to individuals once they become an employee of a company, but are also afforded to job applicants. Recent news has brought attention to a job advertisement reported to have been published for...

Significant financial award for employee who was successful with claim of pregnancy/maternity and religious belief discrimination

Rebecca Billinge
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It has recently been reported in the media that an employment tribunal case has determined that a female worker was successful in bringing a claim for pregnancy/maternity discrimination against her employer. It is reported that in this particular...

Marriage discrimination - tribunal finds director's dismissal amounts to discrimination

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It has recently been reported that the Norwich employment tribunal have ruled that a former company director who was dismissed was subjected to differential treatment which amounted to acts of marital discrimination . Whilst working for the company,...

Redundancy guide for employees

Philip Richardson
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Facing redundancy at work can be a daunting and stressful prospect. However, you are not alone; the latest figures show that 96,000 people were made redundant in 2018 in the UK alone. No matter where you work or in what industry you work in, your...

Racial comments resulted in a successful claim of unfair dismissal

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A recent ruling of Bristol employment tribunal has found a secretary successful in her claim of unfair dismissal, due to her decision to resign, following her employer reportedly stating that she would “not hire someone that was black.” ...

Disability discrimination - are you aware of your rights as an employee?

Rebecca Billinge
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A recent article and television programme, (the Million Pound Payout), has purported to have revealed that the Department of Work and Pensions, (DWP), has lost more employment tribunal cases of disability discrimination compared to any other employer in...

Sexual orientation discrimination - how the Equality Act 2010 can protect you

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In this context discrimination can take place when you are treated unfavourably and therefore put at a detriment as a result of your sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is one of the nine characteristics that are protected under the terms of the...

Employment tribunal awards £400,000 to woman who suffered discriminatory harassment

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Cardiff Employment Tribunal have awarded a former employee of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) a substantial sum, further to ruling that she was subjected to ongoing unwanted treatment which amounted to acts of racial and age related harassment. ...

A guide to settlement agreements

Philip Richardson
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Settlement agreements, which used to be known as compromise agreements, are legally binding documents which can be used by both the employee and employer to resolve a dispute or end employment. Settlement agreements are covered in the Employment...

Employee rights post-Brexit

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The UK has now officially withdrawn from the European Union, but what does this mean for our employment rights? One major post-Brexit concern is that a large part of these rights come from EU law. A key question surrounds how workers will be protected...

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