Diversity and equality

Index here items on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.

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    Sex discrimination

    Taylor v Commissioners of Inland Revenue (1999 IRLB 631; EAT) shows how important it is to identify the right “pool” in discrimination claims – and how hard it is to get it right. Taylor was one of 85 evaluation...

    Sex discrimination

    If an employer takes into account any part of a woman’s absence during pregnancy or maternity leave, it will be proof of discrimination. During the “protected period”, her absence may not be compared to...

    Ascent of woman

    Women are better leaders and managers than men, and they will soon begin to forge ahead in business. This, it seems, is not just a fantasy of a few determined feminists, but a growing belief among top managers, academics...

    Sex discrimination

    The case of AM v (1) WC (2) SPV (1999 IRLR 410; EAT) confirms that employees who discriminate are liable for their own wrongful acts. It also confirms that police officers can rely on Section 41 of the Sex Discrimination...

    Sex discrimination

    Abbey National plc v Formoso (1999 IRLR 222; EAT) raises two important issues. First, that employers should beware of conducting disciplinary proceedings against employees who are too ill to attend hearings because of pregnancy...

    Sex discrimination

    Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police v Stubbs (1999 IRLR 81; EAT) shows that an employer may be liable for harassment committed by his staff outside work activities. Stubbs complained that she had been harassed by a colleague...