Perceptive Discrimination at Work

Perceptive Discrimination

In the UK, it is unlawful to treat someone less favourably than someone else at work because of certain protected characteristics, such as their age, sex, disability, race or religion. This includes treating someone unfairly because of a perception that they possess a particular characteristic. The following guide for employers outlines the law relating to […]

Associative Discrimination Guide for Employers

associative discrimination

It is unlawful to treat someone unfairly in the workplace because they possess a protected characteristic, such as age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race or religion, including if they associate with someone who possesses a particular characteristic. The following practical guide for employers on associative discrimination looks at what this is and when protection […]

Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Guide for Employers

Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Sexual orientation is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The Act protects lesbian, gay and bisexual people from direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation at work. These rules also apply to anyone who is perceived to be lesbian, gay or bisexual or experiences discrimination because they associate with gay people. These […]

Disability Discrimination: Overview for Employers

disability discrimination

It is unlawful to discriminate against an individual in the workplace by reason of disability. Discrimination issues typically relate to flawed or inconsistent organisational policies, procedures or practices that have failed to accommodate people’s physical or mental impairments as required by law. Understanding and recognising different types of disability discrimination can help employers take a […]

Equal Pay Law: Employers’ Guide

equal pay law

Equality of pay remains an ongoing source of dispute and complaints in the workplace. Understanding the employment rights of their workforce, including the law on equal pay between men and women, forms an important part of an employer’s obligations. The following guide for employers looks at what the law says about equal pay, in this […]

Sex Discrimination at Work: Employer Guide

sex discrimination

Sex discrimination refers to when someone is unfairly disadvantaged in the workplace because of their gender. Most sex discrimination is directed towards women, but it is equally unlawful to discriminate against a man because of his gender. Sex discrimination remains a common workplace issue, as can be seen by the number and type of employment […]

How to Write an Equal Opportunities Policy

equal opportunities policy

Implementing an equal opportunities policy is one of the most effective ways to prevent unfairness in the workplace and to demonstrate the employer’s commitment to fair working practices. The following guidance looks at the importance of having an equal opportunities policy in place at work, from why this is needed to the benefits that this […]

Breastfeeding at Work Guidance for Employers

breastfeeding at work

Employers play a pivotal role in ensuring that breastfeeding mothers feel supported and valued within the workplace. By adopting a proactive approach and establishing clear policies and procedures, employers can foster a welcoming environment where breastfeeding mothers can thrive. In this article, we will explore the various considerations for employers when addressing breastfeeding requests from […]

Reasonable Adjustments for Mental Health

reasonable adjustments for mental health

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 […]

Is Same Job, Different Pay Allowed?

equal pay for equal work

By law, men and women in the UK must generally receive equal pay for doing equal work. This means that a person must not get paid less compared to someone of the opposite sex doing the same or similar work, or work of equal value, for the same employer. However, there are exceptions to this […]