Article Database - Topic: 'Discrimination' - Keyword: 'Detrimental treatment'

 
£360,000 for saying “women are more emotional” Publication date: 25.08.2017
Article database » Discrimination » Sex discrimination
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a woman is entitled to £360,000 compensation after a male manager said that “women take things more emotionally than men”. Will such comments always attract hefty awards?
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Access to work and reasonable adjustments Publication date: 25.01.2017
Article database » Discrimination » Disability discrimination
One of your colleagues says that all smaller employers can obtain a grant to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees from the government-funded Access to Work scheme. Is this true?
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Marriage and civil partnership discrimination Publication date: 21.12.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
Marriage and civil partnership discrimination..Protected characteristic. Although the Equality Act 2010 protects employees and job applicants from discrimination due to marriage or civil partnership, it’s probably the most misunderstood protected characteristic. To help employers comply with their legal obligations, Acas has produced a new guide Marriage...
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Safe to reject for being “over qualified”? Publication date: 03.11.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Age discrimination
An older person has applied for a job but their skills and experience far exceed your requirements. Can you reject them simply on the basis that they are overqualified or is that asking for trouble?
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Reasonable adjustments: is this going to work? Publication date: 20.10.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Disability discrimination
Reasonable adjustments should be made for any disabled employee who is placed at a substantial disadvantage due to a provision, criterion or practice, e.g. workload. But must an adjustment be implemented if there’s a chance it won’t work?
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Q&A - rejecting an applicant due to Brexit Publication date: 09.09.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
Q&A - rejecting an applicant due to Brexit..Q. Can we reject a job applicant from another EU member state on the basis that they could lose their right to work here following Brexit? A. No. Until the terms of our departure from the EU are officially agreed, it remains business as usual. This means you can’t ignore any EU-derived employment rights...
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I’m being bullied (but please don’t do anything) Publication date: 23.05.2016
Article database » Health and safety » Employers' liability
One of your employees has said that they are being bullied by a colleague but they don’t want you to carry out a formal investigation. Should you respect their wishes or could that land you in hot water later on?
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Dealing with staff who impose strong beliefs Publication date: 22.04.2016
Article database » Disciplinary matters » Disciplinary matters
Under the Equality Act 2010 an employee must not be treated less favourably because of their beliefs. But what if a member of staff is imposing a strong religious belief on a colleague. Are you able to take any action?
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You’re pregnant? Say goodbye to £17,000! Publication date: 29.02.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
When Rachel Skeffington announced her pregnancy she expected to receive congratulations all round. However, her employer’s actual reaction - which was something quite different - has just cost it £17,000. Where did it go wrong?
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Sickness, disabilities and trigger points Publication date: 15.02.2016
Article database » Discrimination » Discrimination
Many employers have trigger points in their sickness absence policies that are used to start formal management procedures. But according to the Court of Appeal must they be adjusted where an employee has a disability?
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