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

What should my employer be doing to stop ageism at work?

Age discrimination, commonly called ageism, is one of the most common forms of unlawful treatment at work. Other than in some very limited circumstances it is against the law for employers to treat someone less favourably because of their age.… 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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