Equality act 2010

Mother awarded £90k for sex discrimination after job offer withdrawn

An employment tribunal awarded £90,000 to a mother for sex discrimination, after her employer asked her children’s ages during an interview and later withdrew her job offer.

"Non-feminist" employee loses tribunal for discrimination

A Environmental Agency employee who described himself as a “non feminist” has lost his tribunal claim for discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

Sexual harassment legislation: How can HR get ahead?

A new act is set to strengthen employers’ obligation to prevent sexual harassment of employees in the workplace.

Male teaching assistant wins sexual harassment tribunal after 'Speedos' comment

A female headteacher sexually harassed a male teaching assistant by repeatedly commenting on his “fit” body, an employment tribunal ruled.

Banter tribunals on the rise

Employment tribunals where defendants claimed their remarks were just banter rose by 45% in 2021, according to research from law firm GQ Littler.

Cancer patients unaware of their rights at work - and HR's not helping

Many cancer patients returning to work are unaware of their rights at work, and HR departments are failing to inform them.