Discrimination Law

UK law blog posts regarding discrimination law under UK employment law.

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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The Complex Issue of Religious Discrimination in the Business World

March 5, 2013

Guest post from a US writer regarding the complex issue of religious discrimination in the business world (mainly based on US law) with some general tips for employers. Religious freedom in the workplace is one of the most complex and difficult issues an employer must deal with. The law sounds simple enough – Title VII […]

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Common Types of Discrimination in the Workplace

January 27, 2013

Workplace discrimination is when anyone takes adverse action against someone because of certain attributes that they possess. Workplace discrimination could be directed at an individual from their boss, their colleagues, their clients, or even prospective employers. The discrimination or harassment can also take on many forms including racial, gender, cultural, or sexual natures.  Read on […]

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Should Lookism Become a Newly Recognized Form of Discrimination?

January 24, 2013

Guest post from US legal bloggers. During the telecast of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game, the cameras lingered on a young woman in the stands, who was watching her boyfriend quarterback for Alabama. Sportscaster Brent Musburger enthused about the woman’s good looks and received some criticism for his remarks from critics who noted that […]

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Report shows progress in boardroom equality

January 13, 2013

Guest post from ELE regarding equality in the boardroom. A progress report from Cranfield School of Management, published 18 months after Lord Davies’ review into women on boards, has revealed some encouraging developments. The report found that the number of women recruited to the boardrooms of the UK’s largest companies has increased, and there has […]

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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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Age Discrimination – PPACA

January 3, 2013

With the economic meltdown and the failure of raided pension funds to provide an adequate retirement income to many older American adults, the number of retired people still working – or working again – becomes increasingly important to the subject of age discrimination in the workplace. Let’s talk about that workplace, where those over retirement […]

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Workplace Intimidation, What Should You Do?

December 4, 2012

If you’ve ever heard stories of workplace conditions before the Department of Labor started imposing regulations, you know that employees had very few rights. There was an extreme amount of work place intimidation, coming not only from the higher ups, but from peers worried about keeping their jobs. Work place intimidation is exactly how things were able […]

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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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California Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

December 3, 2012

This article is brought to you by the employment lawyer David Grey of  the Los Angeles law firm Grey Law. Any discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, ethnicity or national origin is prohibited by both California and federal law. This is to include racial discrimination in all aspects of a position from advertisements […]

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