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?
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?
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)?
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?
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?
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?