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UK’s gig economy workforce has doubled since 2016

A new TUC survey shows that 1 in 10 (9.6%) working-age adults now work via gig economy platforms at least once a week, compared to around 1 in 20 (4.7%) in 2016.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 19 July 2019

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Government publishes roadmap for gender equality

The Government has published ‘Gender equality at every stage: a roadmap for change’, setting out the vision and actions to tackle the persistent gendered inequalities women and men face in their lives.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 18 July 2019

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Removal for expressing faith-based objection to same-sex adoption was not discriminatory

In Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, P is a practising Christian. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Trust and a magistrate sitting on family cases involving adoption decisions. P holds the firm faith-based belief that it is “not normal” for a child to be adopted by a single-parent or a same-sex couple.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 15 July 2019

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Exclusion because of alleged lack of command of English language was discriminatory

In Khawaja v Transport for London, K, who is of South Asian Pakistani origin, claimed that Ms Clarke, his manager, subjected him to direct race discrimination by allegedly commenting “since English is not your first language, I did not assign you to attend any conference calls or operations centre huddles.

Article by: Makbool Javaid 5 July 2019