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TUC survey shows 68% LGBT people report being sexually harassed at work

New research published by the TUC shows nearly 7 in 10 (68%) lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people report being sexually harassed at work. The study found that: (1) 42% of LGBT people said colleagues made unwelcome comments or asked unwelcome questions about their sex life

Article by: Makbool Javaid 4 June 2019

£150,000 settlement for seven years of pay inequality

A bank employee receiving pay and benefits worth £31,610 less per year for doing the same job as her male counterpart accepted a £150,000 settlement three days before an ET hearing. Employed between 1 September 2010 and 15 November 2017, Miss Williams’ (W) starting salary was £45,000

Article by: Makbool Javaid 3 June 2019

Bill introduced to provide new protections for pregnant women and new mums

The Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller MP, has introduced The Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill 2019 in the House of Commons. The Bill seeks to prohibit redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave and for six months after the end of the pregnancy or leave

Article by: Makbool Javaid 2 June 2019

costs

Dismissal for inappropriate discussions about religion was fair

In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, K was a nurse who carried out pre-surgery assessments. Some patients complained that K had raised religious matters with them  during their assessments, including: asking one about his faith, and what he thought being a Christian meant

Article by: Makbool Javaid 29 May 2019

gender pay gap

Repeat late gender pay gap reporters named and shamed by EHRC

Three organisations that have failed to report their gender pay gap information on time for the second year in a row have been publicly named and shamed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The EHRC have notified the organisations

Article by: Makbool Javaid 23 May 2019

disabilities

Employer could have known employee was disabled during appeal against dismissal

An employer can defend a S.15 Equality Act 2010 ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claim, if it can show that it did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the employee had the disability. In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd

Article by: Makbool Javaid 16 May 2019