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6th February 2019

Are you liable for the misdemeanors of your employees?

What do the following have in common? A managing director punches an employee at a drinking session in the early hours; a self-employed doctor sexually assaults a bank’s prospective employees during pre-employment medical checks; a petrol station attendant violently assaults a customer, and an IT auditor releases personal data for staff at Morrisons?  The answer: […]

27th February 2018

Equal Pay For Equal Work

With reports about differences in pay between high profile men and women seemingly in the news on a daily basis at the moment, there cannot be many people in the UK who have not wondered how their pay compares to colleagues of the opposite sex.  In this article, we explain the rules on equal pay and […]

30th January 2017

Progressive Conditions and Disability

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the question of whether type 2 diabetes could amount to a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The Act states that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on […]

5th October 2016

Stigma of Tattoos Means Businesses Miss Out on Talent

New research published by the conciliatory body ACAS has suggested that employees with visible tattoos face discrimination in the work place and in the application process. The research suggests that, within the application and recruitment process, employers are concerned about how visible tattoos will be perceived by customers and ACAS has set out a warning […]

29th June 2016

Race Discrimination Under The Equality Act 2010

The Supreme Court has held that two Nigerian employees did not suffer direct or indirect race discrimination when their employers treated them poorly due to their status as vulnerable domestic migrant workers. Under the Equality Act 2010, direct race discrimination occurs where an employer treats an employee less favourably than it treats or would treat […]