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Is obesity a disability?

March 31, 2013

Each year, countless millions of people mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ by unwrapping egg and bunny-shaped chocolates (and ceremoniously scoffing them down): around 80 million Easter eggs are purchased and eaten annually in the UK alone. I too have indulged in a traditional treat (or two) this Easter Sunday. While for many such sugary […]

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Man wins age discrimination claim after being referred to as “Yoda”

January 21, 2013

An employee has won his age discrimination and unfair dismissal claim against his employers after he was nicknamed “Yoda” and made redundant. Mr Nolan, a service team leader at Evans Halshaw Motorhouse Workshop, complained to an Employment Tribunal that he had been discriminated against and unfairly dismissed after he was made redundant in February 2012. […]

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New age discrimination claim being pursued against television channel

January 11, 2013

A report in today’s Guardian newspaper outlines that Mr John McCririck is pursuing an Employment Tribunal claim against Channel 4 and IMG Sports Media after he was dropped from the presenting team of Channel 4’s flagship racing programme. Mr McCririck, 72, has been involved with the Channel 4 horse racing programme, Channel 4 Racing, for […]

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Who’s liable for a direct discrimination claim and what are the defences?

January 6, 2013

If you’re making an Employment Tribunal claim for discrimination against your employer then you’ll want to pursue a claim effectively and against the right people. In this post we’ll therefore take a look at the nature of discrimination claims in the Employment Tribunal and who potential Claimants can pursue claims against.  We’ll do so by […]

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Volunteer settles Employment Tribunal discrimination claim

January 6, 2013

A disabled woman has settled her Employment Tribunal claim against the London Organising Committe of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (“LOCOG”) after a recent Court of Appeal decision. Ms Tracy Part, 42, started volunteering for LOCOG in their catering department last year, working primarily in the Athletes Village prior to the start of the […]

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How to Prohibit Discrimination and Harassment at Your Workplace

December 3, 2012

Guest blog post regarding prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Harassment & Discrimination are behavioral traits that are uncalled for, unwanted, unreasonable and offensive to the sufferer, which results in creation of hostile, humiliating and intimidating work environment for that person. Harassment & Discrimination can be of varied types and could principally be based […]

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How do I know if I’ve been sexually harassed in the workplace?

December 2, 2012

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a very serious and quite pervasive issue – a Eurofound report in 2005 found that 5% of female workers in the United Kingdom had reported incidents of sexual harassment or unwanted sexual attention. These figures – in reality – probably under-represent the amount of workplace sexual harassment that occurs […]

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Pregnancy Workers Fairness

November 20, 2012

(Guest employment law blog based on US law and practice) There is a time and a place for everything. Federal laws have been put into place to ensure that when an employee is at work they are able to be in a safe, non-hostile, and productive work environment. These have been very specifically put into […]

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Stress at work – how you should deal with it

August 28, 2012

The workplace is an inherently stressful environment. It is estimated that in 2008 13.5 million working days in the United Kingdom were “lost” to stress, costing employers up to £381 million pounds per year. As well as being bad for business, stress also has a pernicious effect on employees: stress at work not only affects […]

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What is philosophical belief discrimination?

August 20, 2012

Religious and philosophical belief discrimination is a fairly common problem at work. If you suspect that you’re being discriminated against at work on the grounds of a philosophical belief then you’ll want to know what your rights are and how you can potentially enforce them to protect yourself. This post will therefore look at: What is […]

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