Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health

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By understanding how to deal with requests for reasonable adjustments for mental health, you can help create a supportive working environment while ensuring compliance with your legal obligations as an employer. In this guide, we explain what the law says about reasonable adjustments for mental health, together with practical advice for employers to nuture a […]

Making Someone Redundant During Maternity Leave

Redundancy During Maternity Leave

Redundancy is rarely straightforward, but the process presents additional if any of the affected employees are on maternity leave. The law recognises the vulnerable position of pregnant workers and those on maternity leave and affords them specific legal protections. This does not mean you cannot make workers redundant while on maternity, but employers have to […]

Religious Discrimination: Advice for Employers

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Religious discrimination is one of the most common forms of unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Often, complaints arise because many forms of religion are misunderstood, leading to certain rules or practices inadvertently discriminating against particular groups of people. Religious discrimination also extends to certain beliefs. The following guide for employers to religious discrimination in the […]

Sexual Harassment at Work: Employer Advice

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Everyone should be able to go about their work without the fear of encountering unwanted conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment at work has been prohibited by UK law for decades, yet this kind of conduct and its damaging effects still continue. Since employers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their […]

Redundancy When Pregnant: Fair Dismissal?

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Pregnant workers and those on maternity leave are afforded particular employment law protections. If your organisation is considering making redundancies, potentially affecting someone who is pregnant or on maternity leave, you will need to understand the rules that apply to avoid unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination complaints. In this guide, we look at the legal […]

Philosophical Belief & Workplace Discrimination

UK discrimination laws are wide-reaching and complex. One area that is currently subject to debate and development is philosophical beliefs. People can hold vastly different views and beliefs, and employment tribunals typically give the meaning of ‘philosophical beliefs’ a wide interpretation, which can often be a source of much uncertainty as to the extent to […]

Positive Action in the Workplace

Employers are under a legal duty not to discriminate against prospective or existing employees, either negatively or positively. However, that is not to say employers cannot take ‘positive action’ to assist certain groups of people that are potentially at a disadvantage or under-represented within their workforce. In this article we examine what amounts to taking […]

Mental Health Discrimination at Work

By understanding your responsibilities as an employer in relation to the mental health of your workforce, you can help provide support to your workforce, and avoid costly mistakes by treating someone unfairly because of their condition. In this guide for employers, we examine the issue of mental health discrimination at work, from how this can […]

Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments

A failure to make reasonable adjustments refers to a breach of the employer’s duty to ensure that workers and applicants are not substantially disadvantaged in carrying out or applying for a job because of a disability when compared with people who do not have a disability. This is a statutory duty that most employers are […]

Objective Justification (Discrimination Defence?)

As an employer, you are under a duty not to discriminate unlawfully against any member of staff, or even against a prospective job applicant. That said, there are some circumstances in which you may have a good enough reason for treating someone less favourably, or causing a particular group of people a disadvantage. This potential […]