Employment & HR - Discrimination

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DISCRIMINATION - 21.10.2020

Black jobs matter - positive action in recruitment

The Black Lives Matter movement has put the issue of workplace diversity firmly under scrutiny. To help ensure future diversity, one option is to use positive action. What is it and how does it differ from positive discrimination?
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BULLYING - 13.10.2020

What is cyberbullying?

Online bullying or “cyberbullying” is said to be increasing due to the fact that more employees are now working remotely. But what is it and how can you prevent it happening amongst your employees?
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MATERNITY - 13.10.2020

Pregnancy loss and statutory maternity pay

An employee has notified you that she’s suffered a loss of pregnancy, a situation that must be handled sensitively. Is she entitled to take any maternity leave and receive statutory maternity pay (SMP)?
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DISCRIMINATION - 13.10.2020

Non-binary, gender fluidity and the Equality Act

In September 2020 the tribunal decided that people who identify as “non-binary” and “gender fluid” are protected by the gender reassignment provisions in the Equality Act 2010. What do these two terms mean?
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DISCRIMINATION - 17.09.2020

Questions about the sunflower lanyard

During a job interview you noticed that the interviewee was wearing a sunflower lanyard. You know that these can indicate the wearer has a hidden disability. Can you ask them why they are wearing it?
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DISCRIMINATION - 08.09.2020

Director wins marital discrimination claim

A director of a small company, who was sacked following her divorce from a fellow director, has successfully claimed marital discrimination. Where did the third director of the company go wrong?
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DISCRIMINATION - 27.08.2020

Q&A - can we ask for minimum experience?

Q. We’re recruiting for a role and would prefer someone who has several years’ experience, mainly because it will reduce our training costs. Can we state in our job ad that all applicants must have a minimum number of years’ experience? A. Whilst it isn’t unlawful to ask for a minimum number of years’ experience, it’s not generally advisable to do so. This is because the requirement could potentially exclude younger candidates and that would amount to indirect age discrimination. The only time you could legitimately ask for a minimum number of years’ experience is where the request can be justified, for example, certain professional roles may require a minimum length of qualification. ...
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DISCRIMINATION - 17.09.2020

Questions about the sunflower lanyard

During a job interview you noticed that the interviewee was wearing a sunflower lanyard. You know that these can indicate the wearer has a hidden disability. Can you ask them why they are wearing it?
Read more

MATERNITY - 13.10.2020

Pregnancy loss and statutory maternity pay

An employee has notified you that she’s suffered a loss of pregnancy, a situation that must be handled sensitively. Is she entitled to take any maternity leave and receive statutory maternity pay (SMP)?
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