If the way employers apply a dress code ends up unfairly disadvantaging someone because of a protected characteristic, this can count as discrimination. We look at a couple of discrimination cases to do with dress code.
In the UK, there are laws to protect you from being disadvantaged because you’ve stood up against discrimination. You can't be treated badly at work for standing against injustice in good faith.
We look at a couple of different examples of direct age discrimination that have been brought to the Employment Tribunal, and why the claims failed or succeeded.
Pregnancy and maternity is a protected characteristic under UK law, but it's common for people to be discriminated because of it. We answer some common questions surrounding maternity leave.
Disability discrimination is not always direct and obvious. Failure to make reasonable adjustments and discrimination because of something arising in consequence of a disability are very common reasons that employers are brought to Tribunal. We’ll look at some claims under each of these categories, and why the arguments succeeded.
The Equality Act 2010 classifies “direct” and “indirect” discrimination separately - but what does that mean? It’s important to understand and identify the type of discrimination you’re facing as it’ll influence how you stand up to your employer and build your case.
In this article, we look at two real UK examples of direct race discrimination claims. We explore which arguments were successful, which failed, and why.
If you think you’ve been fired because you raised valid concerns about your company, you need to prove it counted as whistleblowing, and that it was the reason you were dismissed. We look at three different claims brought to the Employment Tribunal.
If you’ve resigned because of a toxic culture or bad behaviour at work, or if you’re thinking about resigning, you might be wondering whether you could claim for constructive dismissal.
In this article, we’ll explain your rights if you’re going back to work after furlough. We’ll also look at what you can do if you’re now being made redundant, or were made redundant during the furlough period.
If you’ve lost your job, your first thought might be “was it fair”? In this article, we’ll help you understand if your dismissal was lawful and explain your rights.
The ET1 form is the first step in your Employment Tribunal case. It’s important to get it right to help save yourself time and hassle.
If you have decided to take your employer to an Employment Tribunal - or you’re just thinking about it - it’s important to fully understand what you can expect from your employer.
If you raise a formal grievance at work, you should always think about what you want the outcome to be. Here are some possible solutions to common grievances.
Raising a formal grievance can help to resolve workplace issues, or can be the first step to taking your case to an Employment Tribunal. Here's some guidance on how to approach your grievance letter.
There are lots of reasons that people are mistreated at work. UK law protects people who are discriminated against because of certain personal attributes. This article gives some examples of what this might look like.
We’ve all been there. A friend or family member comes to you for some help, advice or reassurance when they’re having a tough time at work. Naturally, we want to be there for the people we care about.
Everyone deserves to be treated with respect at work, but sadly, people are still being discriminated against. If you are worried about how you are being treated, here are just a few examples of behaviour that is not ok.
We all have the right to work in a positive working environment, without fear of other people’s behaviour. Unfortunately, our rights aren’t always respected, and there are still plenty of toxic working environments in this country.