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

The rules on working over contracted hours without pay

Employees’ contracted hours These are set out in the employment contract. You must work your contracted hours, or you will be in breach of contract and potentially at risk of disciplinary proceedings. You only need to work more than your… Read on

Can I be sacked for having ‘long COVID’?

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) defines long Covid as lasting for more than 12 weeks. Reported symptoms include: respiratory issues fatigue headaches problems with the heart and gut ‘pins and needles’ a condition described as ‘brain… 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

What are the signs of discrimination?

Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of a ‘protected characteristic’. These include: age disability gender reassignment marriage and civil partnership pregnancy and maternity race religion or belief sex sexual orientation. Workplace… Read on

What is positive discrimination?

There are legitimate steps you can take to ensure a more diverse workplace, but it’s important to understand what amounts to positive discrimination as well as how it differs from positive action. Defining positive discrimination Positive discrimination is the act… Read on

Can I be forced to retire?

The default age at which people used to retire was 65 years. However, there is no such thing as a ‘compulsory retirement age’ anymore. Theoretically, you can carry on working for as long as you want. However, there are some… Read on

Discrimination and hidden disabilities at work

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person is ‘disabled’ if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out daily activities. ‘Hidden disabilities’ can fall into this… Read on

What are reasonable adjustments at work?

Employers have a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality for disabled people in the workplace, under the Equality Act 2010. This occurs where an employee is classed as disabled under the Equality Act and is placed at… Read on

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