Equality act

Weight discrimination happens in 69% of workplaces

More than two thirds of employees (69%) think weight discrimination exists in their workplace, with nearly half of respondents (47%) considering it to be a problem, according to a report from...

Care worker who refused vaccine due to ethical veganism loses tribunal

Former Sunrise care worker, Tracy Owen, has lost an unfair dismissal claim last week (21 June) after she refused the coronavirus vaccine on the grounds of being vegan.

Europe leads global average for female board representation

Over a third (34%) of European companies have a woman on the board, making it the world’s leading continent for gender representation in 2021.

Forstater ruling pushes employers to define discrimination

Last week's ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which backed Maya Forstater’s right to share her controversial transgender views on social media is likely to pose significant challenges for...

Prejudice towards vegans endemic in the workplace

Almost half (45%) of vegan employees feel they have been discriminated against, according to Crossland Employment Solicitors

The Equality Act: one year on

In October 2010, the implementation of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) marked the arrival of the most important piece of anti-discrimination legislation in forty years.

The practical implications of the Equality Act

On 1 October 2010, the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 came into force. Billed as a major step for discrimination law, the aim is to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework to...