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Feb
22
2018

Employers “Living in the Dark Ages” when it comes to pregnant women and new mothers, says Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

A YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has exposed that 41% of managers think pregnancy in the workplace places “an unnecessary cost burden”..

Feb
16
2018

Employers should make their own decision on disability

An employer does not have to take every possible step possible to establish whether an employee is disabled. The test is what an employer could reasonably be expected to know...

Feb
07
2018

A snapshot of the Sex Discrimination Law Review

The Fawcett Society recently published its analysis of the efficacy of sex discrimination law in the UK (“the Report”). Whilst acknowledging the efforts made in this area to date, the..

Jan
12
2018

Perceived disability claim upheld by the EAT

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey the EAT held that an employer’s belief that an employee’s hearing problem may become a disability in the future amounted to direct..

Jan
05
2018

EHRC publishes draft penalties for failure to disclose gender pay gap data

Gender remains on the agenda as we move into the new year! The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published its draft enforcement strategy for pursuing large private, voluntary and..

Nov
28
2017

Back to the Future: Burden of Proof Requirement Restored

Only in August 2017 we reported on the case of Efobi v Royal Mail in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) reversed the long standing legal position that in..

Nov
03
2017

Failure to consider workplace risks for breastfeeding employee can amount to sex discrimination

In Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude the ECJ were asked to consider if an employer’s failure to assess the workplace risks to a breastfeeding worker could amount to direct..

Oct
27
2017

Greek government falls short with discriminatory height requirement for police

The ECJ has held in Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v Kalliri that a minimum height requirement of 170cm imposed by the Greek Government for men and women wishing to..

Oct
20
2017

Faith school’s gender segregation held to be unlawful

The Court of Appeal has recently overturned a High Court’s decision that a school’s gender segregation for pupils aged 9 and above was not discriminatory (HCMI v The Interim Executive..

Sep
15
2017

BBC gets the ball rolling to tackle its gender pay gap

Following the controversy surrounding BBC’s gender pay gap report, (please see our report from earlier this summer) it is unsurprising that the broadcaster has quickly announced plans to tackle its..



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