Employment law

Disability is just part of being human

Intersectionality is just another word for being human. None of us sit in just one box. And yet, too often in our conversations about disability, inclusion, and belonging, we focus on just one strand...

We need to talk about ageism in the workplace

Ageism is often overlooked as a form of discrimination, but with an ageing population and increased attention to workers’ rights, employers would do well to take a strong line against it

UK employers lag behind on sexual harassment policy

Five years after the #MeToo movement, this is the first year that more companies globally have published an anti-sexual harassment policy (53%) than not (47%) – but the UK is behind the curve.

Employers should learn from Natwest's mistakes

The Equality Act 2010 provides that certain medical conditions, including cancer, HIV infection and multiple sclerosis, are disabilities. Aside from the moral imperative, Adeline Willis’s case against...

Rehiring vaccine mandate losses: what should HR know?

Mandatory vaccination for health and social care workers will end early on 15 March Sajid Javid has announced. So what happens to those workers that have already left?

Reasonable adjustments for disabled workers in the age of hybrid working

Our new working environment, with many employees based both at home and in the office, means businesses may well need to take a long hard look at the reasonable adjustments they are making and ensure...

Why discomfort is key to embracing diversity

We recently took a bit of a leap, employing staff who didn’t come from the agency world, or what you might call ‘normal’ recruitment channels.

Workplace monitoring on the rise

More than a quarter of UK workers have said that monitoring and surveillance at work has increased since Covid.

Are compulsory retirement ages discriminatory? 

The issue of age in the workplace, specifically compulsory retirement ages, is a minefield for employers to navigate.

To achieve LGBT+ inclusion, businesses must continue to learn and evolve

LGBT+ History month (February) provides the chance to learn about the history of the movement, express solidarity with those still without rights around the world, reflect on the progress that’s been...

Menopause in the workplace: liability risks for employers 

The treatment of women experiencing menopause in the workplace is coming under increased public scrutiny, having been central to several employment tribunal cases and the subject of an inquiry by the...

Fawcett Society outlines how to prevent workplace sexual harassment

Women's rights charity the Fawcett Society has set out five pillars to change organisational culture to help prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Employment law