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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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Finding time - limitation in discrimination claims

Kenneth Tang
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A search on any reputable search engine will tell you that the time limit (which is also referred to as a 'limitation date') for bringing a discrimination claim under the Equality Act 2010 in the County Court is 6 months from the date of the...

Working from home and the "right to disconnect"

Philip Richardson
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The past year has transformed ways of working, with many of us commuting to our studies, spare rooms and kitchen tables rather than the office. With home working now likely to become a permanent fixture, the onus is on employers to amend their HR policies...

Social Mobility Commission reports on equal opportunities within the Civil Service - should class be recognised as a protected characteristic?

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‘ Navigating the Labyrinth ’, a report published by the Social Mobility Commission on 20 May 2021 has found that individuals working for the Civil Service who come from what are termed ‘disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds’ are...

What to expect when faced with the unexpected

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We have been facing turbulent times in the business and employment sector with some of the big names that we know and trust not managing to escape unscathed, recently having to publicly close stores. The word redundancy and furlough unfortunately have...

Banker wins claim for disability discrimination against employer

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A recent article in the media has reported a bank employee has been awarded £9,692 by an Employment Tribunal following success in a disability discrimination claim whereby it was found that his employer failed to make reasonable adjustments. It...

Discrimination in higher education settings

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Discrimination is the unequal treatment of individuals because of a protected characteristic as defined under the Equality Act 2010. This includes discrimination relating to an individual’s race, gender, disability and/or sexual orientation, to name...

Asda lose first stage of appeal in Supreme Court equal pay case

Gemma Wilson
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In a decision which could cost the supermarket giant millions of pounds, Asda has lost the first stage in its appeal to the Supreme Court in a landmark equal pay case. On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court upheld the findings of the Employment Tribunal...

Mental health in the workplace

Kenneth Tang
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Mental health issues at work have reportedly increased during the pandemic, and, like covid-19 itself, has shown an unfortunate level of resilience. Whether working from home or in a covid secure office, whatever your position or status in an...

"Undesirable guest list" - systematic discrimination

Rebecca Billinge
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According to a recent news article, it was reported following an investigation commissioned by the EHRC that a well known holiday company employed a guest list to exclude people of a particular heritage, (in this case, gypsies and travellers) to prevent...

Jab or job?

Stephen Woodhouse
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The UK government has recently announced that more than 20 million people in the UK have had their first covid vaccine. By the end of July 2021 the government hopes that the vast majority of the population will have had access to at least their first...

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