Tag Archives: Equality Act 2010

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Government Consultation on Draft Guidelines

We previously reported on the Government’s aspiration to “end the gender pay gap in a generation.” One of the ways they hope to achieve this is by requiring employers to report data on pay. A draft of the Equality Act … Continue reading

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Less favourable treatment on its own cannot amount to discrimination

Section 39(2) of the Equality Act 2010 states that an employer cannot discriminate against an employee in any aspect of their employment. This includes terms and conditions, benefits, opportunities for promotion, reasons for dismissal or by subjecting them to any … Continue reading

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Caste Discrimination – Equality Act 2010 will not make caste a protected characteristic

In March 2013 the House of Lords agreed an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill which would make caste discrimination unlawful under the Equality Act 2010. The Act currently prohibits race discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace.  … Continue reading

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More legislation on equality

The Government recently announced further amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill in relation to equal pay audits and equalities.  These amendments have been announced in advance of the Bill’s report stage and third reading which was due to … Continue reading

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The Equality Act 2010 is interpreted to include protection from victimisation for former employees

Before the Equality Act 2010 came into force “post-employment discrimination” was recognised as a legitimate claim.  Indeed under the old discrimination regime involving alleged acts of post employment victimisation, we all recall the newspaper headlines reporting on claims related to … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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