Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Discrimination & Equality

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Best practice for employers

Do your staff have a ‘preferred pronoun’?

What is a preferred pronoun and what do I need to know as an employer? Some of you may have noticed that there is a growing trend of people putting “she/her”, “they/them” or “he/his” after their last names in their social media profile descriptions and email signatures…

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Best practice for employers

How diversity and fairness in business increases your profits

Why should you consider diversity and fairness as an integral part of your business? Diversity in recruiting, such as employing more women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds, particularly at board level, and in management roles, has been proven to increase profits..

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Best practice for employers

Does the latest lockdown adversely impact female employees?

Following the lockdown and school closure in March 2020 statistics came out that more women than men were furloughed and subsequently made redundant. This is a question I posed on LinkedIn recently and the overwhelming response was that yes it does adversely impact women.

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Discrimination & Equality

Discrimination in an employer’s recruitment process

Employer’s Talent Pool and Indirect Age Discrimination: A recent tribunal case, Ryan v South West Ambulance Services NHS Trust, considered whether an employer’s talent pool, could amount to indirect discrimination.

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Disability Discrimination

25 years of Disability Discrimination Legislation

It is hard to believe that it was only in 1995 that the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was passed, making it unlawful to discriminate against someone because of their disability.