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Discrimination

What you can expect at a fair grievance hearing

02 March 2020
We live in an age when people are not afraid to complain, but do you really know what to expect if you lodge a formal complaint at work? You can raise a formal grievance at work at any time fo...

Preventing race discrimination in the workplace

27 January 2020
Racism of any type is abhorrent and dealing effectively with such allegations in the workplace is vital.Employers should take a zero-tolerance approach to such unlawful behaviour.The Equality Act 2...

Understanding an employer’s duty to remove barriers for an employee with a disability

20 January 2020
Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee with a disability, but how much is actually known about what that really means?Reasonable adjustments are changes to the wo...

Disability discrimination in the workplace

13 January 2020
For an employer dealing effectively with any complaint from an employee is essential and it is especially so if it is one of disability discrimination.The evidence is not always as obvious and blat...

The negative and damaging consequences of workplace discrimination

23 December 2019
The impact of suffering any type of unfavourable treatment can be devastating for the victim and it is particularly so with workers subjected to discrimination.All discrimination is harmful as it c...

Pregnancy Dismissal

06 November 2019
When good news eventually comes after some really bad news. At some stage we’ve probably all been faced with the question: what do you want first, the good news or the bad news?In this scenario, we...

The work that can be done to prevent race discrimination in the workplace

30 September 2019
The work that can be done to prevent race discrimination in the workplaceRace discrimination is abhorrent and combatting it should be a top priority for all employers.Employers are advised to take ...

Things to consider when asking for reasonable adjustments

23 September 2019
The question: what is a reasonable adjustment that I can ask for? Appears as if it may be quite simple to answer, but it is not as straightforward as it seems.There are occasions where an employer ...

When helping a friend in need leads to disciplinary trouble

11 September 2019
Work colleagues can be good friends and this does mean that we will sometimes do what we can to help if one has a serious problem.Sylvia did not need asking twice when a desperate female co-worker,...

Why discrimination should be stopped

19 August 2019
Why discrimination should be stoppedThe need for employers to keep working to tackle all forms of discriminationInvestigating and addressing any form of workplace discrimination should be a top pri...

Reasonable adjustments for dyslexia

20 May 2019
Reasonable adjustments for dyslexiaTo be wrongly accused of anything is heart-breaking and for it to happen because of an employer’s failure to understand an individual’s disability must feel surre...

Managing a disability in the workplace

13 May 2019
Managing a disability in the workplaceEmployers face numerous challenges in the workplace and dealing with a disability is one that they cannot afford to get wrong.If a disabled person is treated u...

The unhealthy effect of discrimination in the workplace

29 April 2019
The unhealthy effect of discrimination in the workplaceFor anyone subjected to any type of discrimination at work the impact can be devastating.The target of such unfavourable behaviour, which may ...

A nightmare disciplinary process with a happy ending

27 March 2019
A nightmare disciplinary process with a happy endingHearing that disciplinary allegations are unproven can be the best news an employee hears after a period of great stress and anxiety.When Emma wa...

Unfairly dismissed for poor performance when ill health is to blame

13 March 2019
Being sacked from a job can be a huge shock and when it’s the result of unlawful treatement it is even worse. Fatima, a restaurant worker for just under five years, was dismissed for poor perf...

Looking at behaviour that can cause race discrimination in the workplace

28 January 2019
All employers should take a zero-tolerance approach to racism in the workplace and key to tackling unlawful discrimination is understanding the cause of it.It can occur as a result of the actions o...

Disability legislation covering the workplace

07 January 2019
The law is ever changing and being updated and for employers knowing the legislation that covers any type of discrimination is crucial.The Equality Act 2010 (1) was introduced on 1 October 2010. It...

Discrimination during recruitment

10 December 2018
Rejecting an unsuccessful job applicant should be pretty straightforward, but if it’s done illegally it can be costly.If the candidate believes they were unfairly refused a role as a result of disc...

"Gay Cake" Row - Ashers Bakery Win Appeal

12 October 2018
The UK Supreme court has ruled on the “gay- cake” discrimination case and was unanimous in their judgement in favour of the Asher bakery’s appeal.BBC News reports (1) that the bakery had been sued ...

The history of tackling race discrimination in the workplace

17 September 2018
Some things will never change and it is never going to be easy for an employer to tackle racism in the workplace.All employers should take a zero-tolerance approach to such deplorable behaviour. In...
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