How does workplace discrimination affect businesses?

As an employer or business owner, ensuring your business does not tolerate workplace discrimination begins with understanding the impact discrimination has – both on the business itself and the workforce. What is workplace discrimination? Discrimination is the act of treating… Read on

Social media in the workplace: a guide for employers

As a tool used for both marketing and personal communication, understanding the role of social media in the workplace is an important aspect of managing business operations and company culture. How can social media impact businesses? Even if you do… Read on

What is classed as cyberbullying at work?

It can be difficult to know what is classed as cyberbullying, as well as what you can do about it. Therefore, it is important to understand what help is available. What is classed as bullying? There is no ‘legal definition’… Read on

How to report unfair treatment at work

Unfair treatment at work can take many forms. If you think you have been treated unfairly, you need to know what you can do about it, and how to report it. Check your employer’s policy on unfair treatment at work… Read on

Dyslexia discrimination in the workplace

It’s estimated that 1 in 10 people in the UK are dyslexic. As a result dyslexia discrimination can and does occur at work, which can cause unwarranted stress for the victims. What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disorder that… Read on

Religion or belief discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of what are known as ‘protected characteristics’. ‘Religion or belief’ is counted among the nine protected characteristics. What is a religion or belief? Legally defining ‘religion’… Read on

Can I sue my employer for stress and anxiety?

Work-related stress and anxiety are caused, or made significantly worse, by a person’s work or working environment. The conditions are typically attributed to several factors, including time-related pressures, workload, general unhappiness, bullying and harassment. Every year, hundreds of thousands of… Read on

Government inquiry into workplace harassment

With the media spotlight firmly on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, following allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein and others, tackling such misconduct is high on the political agenda. The Women and Equalities Committee has now launched a full… Read on

Pope comment in Times newsroom harassment

An employment tribunal has dismissed a harassment claim brought by a sub-editor at the Times. The sub-editor alleged that another sub-editor had created a hostile environment by shouting across the newsroom, referring to the Pope, in breach of the law… Read on

Childrens home liable for race harassment by child

Child A, who was at the children’s home run by Sheffield City Council where social worker Mr Norouzi worked, was regularly offensive to him on racial grounds. She had told him to go back to his own country, stated that… Read on

What is harassment?

Harassment is defined as unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating someone else’s dignity; or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that person. The conduct must be related to a relevant ‘protected characteristic’… Read on