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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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Artificial intelligence and the risks it poses to discrimination claims

Rebecca Billinge
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Artificial intelligence is the development of computer systems which are able to perform tasks which would ordinarily require a human to do. This can be in a wide range of forms such as speech recognition, decision making, and visual perception. It is easy...

Significant financial award for a mother who was refused her flexible working request

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It is reported that the employment tribunal has recently ruled in favour of a mother who requested flexible working hours due to childcare reasons. It is understood that the claimant was awarded £184,961 in compensation by the employment tribunal...

The Black Lives Matter movement: rising cases of workplace race discrimination

Maria Chadwick
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This past year, thousands of people across the UK have joined in protest to show support for anti-racism movements, most notably in response to the George Floyd tragedy which took place in the United States in May 2020. Last week, the Advisory,...

Pregnant employee whose colleagues took bets on her weight wins maternity discrimination claim

Stephen Woodhouse
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It has recently been reported that a former marketing director has been awarded £30,000 following her successful claim for sex and maternity discrimination. The claimant is understood to have been a senior figure at a courier firm, until she was made...

Employers will be required to put enhanced policies in place following consultation on workplace sexual harassment

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Sexual harassment in the workplace has been unlawful for decades and workers are already offered protection under the Equality Act 2010. Sexual harassment can take place in many forms, the list for what constitutes sexual harassment is extensive, but can...

What is discrimination?

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The issue of discrimination is now a frequently discussed topic, in the news, and social media. Despite the Equality Act 2010 being introduced to protect individuals from suffering less favourable treatment due to a characteristic which is protected,...

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...

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