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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...

Employment tribunal rules that vegetarianism cannot be described as a philosophical belief

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In recent case law, an employment tribunal has ruled that vegetarianism is not regarded as a protected belief under s.10 of The Equality Act 2010.   The claimant resigned from a position working at a hotel in Suffolk, after alleging that he had...

Female banker in unequal pay dispute with her employer

Stephen Woodhouse
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In a high-profile case at the London Employment Tribunal, a female banker successfully established that she was the subject of sex discrimination , unequal pay and victimisation by her employer, BNP Paribas. The claimant, Stacey Macken, who joined...

Virgin change uniform policy for airline attendants

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It is known to many that the majority of airline attendants have uniform standards to maintain, such as regularly wearing makeup and dressing in a specified uniform. This is considered by many to highlight the extent that the aviation industry continues to...

The effects of failing to make reasonable adjustments for service users with disabilities

Emma Corrie
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The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because of their disability. The definition of disability is met for the purpose of the Act if someone suffers with a physical or mental impairment that has a...

Asda under fire for contract changes

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With retail giant, Asda, hitting the headlines recently in respect of their proposed contractual changes, it is important to consider the legal implications surrounding the same. Despite the new “contract 6” looking to increase the base pay...

Blue badge permits to be extended to include invisible disabilities

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The government has announced that from 30 August 2019 the blue badge scheme will be open to include drivers and passengers with a wider range of conditions. The blue badge scheme is designed to assist disabled people by allowing those with physical...

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