Discrimination

"Sex realist" unfairly dismissed from rape crisis centre, tribunal rules

A rape crisis centre employee was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of her "sex realist" beliefs, a tribunal ruled.

Discrimination not reported by majority of employees

Three in 10 UK workers say they have been discriminated against at work, but 64% of them did not report it, according to the results of a survey commissioned by recruitment business Michael Page.

Calling pregnant employee ‘emotional’ was discrimination, tribunal rules

Describing a pregnant employee 'emotional and tearful' is pregnancy discrimination, an employment tribunal ruled.

Uber Eats driver wins payout for racially biased AI checks

A black Uber eats driver has received a financial settlement after facial recognition checks required to access the app were ruled as racially discriminatory at an employment tribunal.

Four tips on LGBTQ+ inclusion from Stonewall London Workplace Conference

The HR magazine team went to Stonewall's London Workplace Conference last Friday (22 March). Here's our round-up of what you may have missed.

72% experience discrimination at work, report finds

Nearly three in four (72%) professionals say they have experienced discriminatory or exclusionary workplace behaviour since the start of 2019, an NGO-commissioned survey of 7,000 professionals has...

Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

Professor wins discrimination tribunal for anti-Zionist beliefs

A professor at the University of Bristol who was accused of antisemitic comments was discriminated against for anti-Zionist beliefs, a tribunal has ruled.

Refugees held back from reaching full potential in UK job market

Language barriers, precarious work and discrimination are halting career advancement for refugees.

Transgender employee wins historic gender reassignment discrimination case

A council employee who is transgender won £25,000 in a gender reassignment discrimination tribunal after her employer took two years to change her name on its systems.

NHS scientist awarded £58,000 after being named ‘Paininarse’ on spreadsheet

Ubah Jama, a biochemist for the NHS, won a tribunal claim for racial discrimination after a colleague tagged her a ‘Paininarse’ on a work spreadsheet that could be seen by colleagues from two...

Afro hair styles still considered unprofessional, study finds

Over one in 10 (12%) business decision-makers think several Afrocentric hairstyles are completely inappropriate for the workplace, according to a survey by awareness campaign World Afro Hair Day.