Is bullying in the workplace illegal?

It is not acceptable to bully someone at work and you do not have to put up with being bullied. Bullying is not actually against the law, but harassment is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. So, what does… Read on

Examples of discrimination in the workplace

The Equality Act 2010 gives all employees the right to be treated fairly at work. That means you should not suffer discrimination in the workplace on grounds of ageracesexdisabilitysexual orientationgender Read on

Gender discrimination in the workplace

Unfortunately, gender discrimination is still relatively common in the workplace. So, what is gender discrimination and what can you do about it if you think you have suffered discrimination? What is gender discrimination? The law provides that men and women… Read on

Mental health discrimination at work

Mental health issues are often in the headlines. But if you’re battling with your own mental health issues, you may well feel isolated and alone. Mental health illness can have a profound effect on your ability to work, socialise and… Read on

Can I sue my employer for harassment?

Harassment, as defined in the Equality Act 2010 is unlawful. If you can show that you have suffered harassment in the workplace carried out by a colleague, you will be able to bring a claim against your employer. What is… Read on

What are protected characteristics?

The term “protected characteristics” comes from the Equality Act 2010. Understanding what the protected characteristics are is important because any discriminatory or harassing behaviour is only unlawful if it is related to a relevant protected characteristic. The definition of protected… Read on

Christmas parties at work: what to watch out for

If you are lucky enough to work for an employer which still throws a Christmas party (it’s been reported this year that many are cancelling the annual shindig and making a donation to charity instead), then there are various legal… Read on

Workplace bullying: five things you need to know

The statistics suggest that workplace bullying is an all too common problem, with many cases likely to go unreported as victims suffer in silence. Many workers may not even realise that their treatment could be regarded as bullying, so, what… Read on

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