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Perceived disability and unlawful treatment: Be careful

28 December 2017

In terms of the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful direct discrimination where, because of a protected characteristic, a person (A) treats another person (B) less favourably than A treats or would treat others. By definition B does not need to have the protected characteristic since it is unlawful where A treats B less favourably “because of” the characteristic. It is therefore sufficiently wide to cover a case where A treats B less favourably because of a perception that B has the characteristic. A recent case considered how this applies to a Claimant whose employer may perceive to be disabled (even if she was not).

EU Settlement Scheme toolkit

26 July 2018

Today the Home Office has published an “employer toolkit” which provides the necessary information and guidance to support EU citizens and their families on the EU settlement scheme.

WEC publishes new report on sexual harassment in the workplace

25 July 2018

The Women and Equalities Commission has published a new report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The report has concluded that sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread, with a BBC survey (in November 2017) finding that 40% of women and 18% of men have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour in the workplace.

Don’t get into hot water

28 June 2018

ACAS has issued some top tips to ensure employees manage workplace challenges during the spell of hot weather. Much of it is common sense but it is worth considering and updating your policy during this heatwave. The tips include:

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