Tags: Equality act

Working Parent Day: EHRC suggests thousands of new mothers are being forced out of jobs each year

A recent report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) found that 11 percent of mothers were either dismissed, made compulsorily redundant or were treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their job. In addition 10 percent of mothers said their employer discouraged them from attending antenatal appointments. One in five…

Government changes to equality laws set to spark debate

David Cameron has announced plans to axe standard assessments used to measure how policies affect different social groups as part of a drive to get rid of the “bureaucratic rubbish” that gets in the way of British business. In a speech to the CBI, the Prime Minister presented his intentions to get rid of pointless…

Removing provisions from the Equality Act will not help employers, says Law Society

The Law Society has warned that removing certain provisions from the Equality Act will not help employers. The warning comes after the government published a series of amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. The amendments, to be considered in the report stage of the Bill, abolish the Equality Act provisions on third party…

Law Society oppose removal of provisions from Equality Act

The Law Society has warned that removing certain provisions from the Equality Act will not help employers following the Government publishing a series of amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill this week. The amendments abolish the Equality Act provisions on third party harassment and the use of claimant questionnaires in discrimination claims, both…

Equality Act third-party harassment laws to be repealed

The government has announced it is going ahead with plans to repeal several sections of the Equality Act 2010, including those protecting employees from third-party harassment. Third-party harassment laws, covered by Section 40 of the Act, stipulate that an employer will, in certain circumstances, be liable for the harassment of an employee where it is…