Hot air and bra sizes all add to the discrimination mix

The Equality Act 2010 prevents direct and indirect discrimination based on protected characteristics, which include gender, age, disability, race, sexual orientation, personal relationship status, and religion or belief.  The protection of the Act extends to consumers, the workplace, education, public services, private clubs or associations and when buying or renting property.    Questions can be … Read more

Businesses must assess anti-discrimination performance

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Following the widespread publicity concerning the case brought against a leading retailer by a disabled sales assistant for ‘hiding’ her away from public view in a stockroom, companies must carefully assess their own discrimination records. This particular retailer apparently had its own ‘look policy’, which prevented this young woman from wearing a long-sleeved garment … Read more

The ‘immense’ risks of breaking anti-descrimination law

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Countless businesses are risking unlimited financial penalties by breaking anti-discrimination laws. Even to question a female employee or job applicant about whether she has or plans to have children is illegal under sex discrimination legislation – and there is no upper limit to the amount of compensation she may be awarded if she successfully … Read more

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