Real Employment Law Advice

Category: Discrimination & Equality

Discrimination & Equality

Employee wins £180,000 in compensation for refusal of flexible working request

A female employee recently won a tribunal claim against her employer because they refused to let her reduce her days of work or leave work early to pick up her child from nursery. The huge pay out was awarded after the Employment Tribunal held that the employer had indirectly discriminated…

Discrimination & Equality

Landmark ruling for working mothers: Sex Discrimination Case

An NHS community nurse has recently won her appeal in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in what is being described as a landmark ruling for working mothers. Mrs Dobson was dismissed by North Cumbria NHS Trust when she was unable to meet a requirement to work at weekends because of childcare issues

Best practice for employers

Discrimination during the Recruitment Process

Discrimination during the Recruitment Process. As you will be aware, employees are able to pursue claims for discrimination, under the Equality Act 2010, if they consider they have been discriminated against due to a protected characteristic..

Best practice for employers

Latest developments with employment law and HR for March/April 2021

Here is a round-up of some interesting developments in the world of HR and employment law in the past couple of months. A male employee on shared parental leave cannot claim sex discrimination because he is paid less than a woman on adoption leave …

to show male and female
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…

to indicate equality and diversity
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..

to indicate lockdown
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.