We ask - Are gender fluid and non-binary workers discriminated against because the Equality Act 2010 is out of date?
With 75% of suicides affecting men, Ashley Hunt, Director of Lawson West, Employment Solicitor, gives his view of the importance of men speaking out about their mental health, especially if symptoms start to affect their home life and work life...
A person’s Autism or ADHD disability can be difficult to manage at work, what actions can you take if you are treated differently or feel discriminated against in the workplace?
This case argued that an employee's choice of football team was a protected 'Belief' under the Equality Act and not a reason to discriminate...but did the Tribunal uphold it?
The government recently ruled NOT to support women suffering workplace menopausal symptoms, rejecting a pilot 'Menopause Leave' scheme. This week they've offered 12-month's of HRT prescriptions for under £20 - clearly a "Get Back to Work and Take a Pill" strategy...
We set out the reasons why appointing an experienced employment solicitor really makes a difference...
Your chance to speak to a legal adviser FREE OF CHARGE about your employment law matters, between 7-11 March.....
Endometriosis in the workplace explored...
In this article, we look at whether or not Long Covid might be classified as a disability under employment law and the implications for Employers and Employees.
27% of women in lockdown video meetings on behalf of work, were asked to dress more provocatively
On 21st and 22nd July 2020, the Court of Appeal (Civil Division) heard the evidence in Delve and another -v- The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions - this high profile and much-awaited legal appeal case, if won, will rip open the State Pension Age debate.
Employment Tribunals continue to react to Impact of Covid-19. In this article, Director Ashley Hunt explores employment tribunal use of Cloud platforms and video link in cases.
Mental Health Foundation's recent study of people in Lockdown warns of loneliness and stress and the long-term risk for mental health. We look at the employer obligations for employees.
Employee Rachel develops a chronic illness and faces disability discrimination at work
Gideon's a Hedge Fund Manager, working in The City for a large global Hedge Fund management firm in London, he's been dismissed after facing stress in the workplace
On 15 April, Vaishali Thakerar was a speaker at the RICS-organised Covid-19 webinar on the impact of Coronavirus on employment in the workplace.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has lost more Employment Tribunals for disability discrimination claims than any other company in Britain since 2016
Working parents who stay home to care for 'out-of-school' children might not receive fair treatment by an employer. What are your options?
COVID-19 – the potential for discrimination claims against employers
How to Value Discrimination Claims using the updated Vento guidelines
What is Furlough Leave for Employees? Find out here from Lawson-West
How might social distancing affect my job if I still have to work?
An Employment Tribunal held that a worker had been indirectly discriminated against by a temporary work agency due to their ‘no beards’ policy.
BBC Newswatch presenter Samira Ahmed wins her equal pay case against the BBC
Sejal Patel explains ethical veganism and a recent case in the headlines
The equality discrimination case of 69 year old Oxford Professor Paul Ewart
Competing Protected Characteristics - transgender reassignment and the law - and what it means for employers and employees
– A Timeline of Sexism and Equality. The main Acts of law that have brought us closer to Equality in the UK and within the legal profession.
World Mental Health Day: stress in the workplace now a commonplace occurrence
Sexual Orientation Discrimination - Association, Perception and “Related to”
In a landmark leap forward in equal rights, Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has launched a pilot gender-neutral parental leave policy for the entire European, Middle East and Africa sales teams.
Senior Banker whose job was marginalised whilst on Maternity leave wins tribunal.
A senior banker at Commerzbank’s London markets has won a case that claimed sex discrimination, maternity discrimination and harassment at London Central Employment Tribunal.
A recent discrimination case ruling by an employment tribunal in the UK has overturned the dismissal of, and awarded damages to, a female court worker. This has added an interesting stance to our understanding of workplace discrimination, the Equality Act 2010 and to the growing debate on attitudes towards menopause in the workplace.
Often individuals suffer from multiple complaints that could in essence be considered as a Disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. Recently, colour blindness has been determined within the Employment Tribunal as an impairment, but the Claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010. Cases such as this could leave many wondering whether or not they have the right to make a disability claim.
A former senior vice president is taking his employment discrimination case to the court of appeal after previous hearings at an Employment Tribunal and an Employment Appeal Tribunal. The case revolves around whether it is fair for an employee to be dismissed for refusing to co-operate in workplace discrimination against them.
There have been many stories in the press of late, concerning the gig economy, but were you aware that foster carers are not classified as employees but as workers? This means they do not receive the benefits that employees do.
The Low Pay Commission recently carried out a report which concluded that it is women who are routinely paid less than the national minimum wage, and the main rationale behind this is because they are less likely to complain about it
Fibromyalgia is a form of chronic pain syndrome, the symptoms of which leave people with overwhelming pain, headaches, sleeplessness and depression. Managing such a condition at work can be challenging but you should not be placed at a disadvantage if you are a sufferer.
It is widely acknowledged that the continual changes in employment law have made it tougher for employers to stay well informed of their obligations. This in turn with the already hard hitting tribulations which come with running a business, have meant that more and more employers are faced with situations which can lead to upset and disgruntled employees with potential for an increase in Employment Tribunal Claims.
Previously, the Court of Appeal set out guidance for calculating awards given to parties who have suffered an act or multiple acts of discrimination - this award is known as an injury to feelings award. The scale to establish what a person can be awarded has been guided by the leading case Vento v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police since 2002. These are known as the Vento guidelines.