Ageism in the workplace

A parliamentary committee has published a report on its inquiry into older workers. The committee concluded that the government is not enforcing age discrimination law adequately. Workplace prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism are still rife. What the report says… Read on

Scope leads the way on disability and wellness reporting

Disability charity Scope is the first organisation to publish its internal disability and wellness report since the government published a new framework intended to support larger employers to record and report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the… Read on

Ramadan: a legal checklist for the workplace

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began in the UK this year on Sunday 5 May and will last until Tuesday 4 June. The exact dates depend upon the lunar cycle and so these change every year. During Ramadan most… 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

What rights do dyslexic employees have at work?

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. Consequently, dyslexic employees may face particular challenges in the workplace. Employers need to be aware of their legal obligations and also consider going further to assist… Read on

Can a man bring an equal pay claim?

Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on

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