Posts Tagged “discrimination”

Contributory fault in discrimination claims

by Laurie Anstis on August 1, 2013

Can a reduction in discrimination compensation be made based on an employee’s own contribution to their loss? Introduction Reductions in compensation for unfair dismissal are regularly made under section 123(6) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 on the basis that (…)

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Draft Deregulation Bill published

by Laurie Anstis on July 1, 2013

The government have today published their Deregulation Bill. As anticipated in the Queen’s Speech, clause 2 of the Deregulation Bill removes the power for an employment tribunal to make so-called “wider recommendations” as a remedy for a successful discrimination claim. (…)

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The Queen’s Speech 2013 – employment law proposals

by Laurie Anstis on May 8, 2013

The government has just issued its background briefing on the 2013 Queen’s Speech. Of interest to employment lawyers and HR managers are: 1 The National Insurance Contributions Bill, which will introduce an “Employment Allowance”, add a general anti-avoidance rule for (…)

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The Equality Act – victimisation after employment has ended

by Laurie Anstis on May 1, 2013

There is a problem with the drafting of the Equality Act 2010. Victimisation, which in this sense means disadvantaging someone because they have brought a discrimination claim, or done “any … thing for the purposes of or in connection with (…)

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Caste discrimination

by Laurie Anstis on April 23, 2013

Section 9(5) of the Equality Act 2010 contains a power for the government to legislate to include caste as an aspect of race discrimination. There has been controversy over whether caste can be included as an aspect of race discrimination (…)

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