Opposite-sex civil partnerships? Steinfeld & Anor in the Court of Appeal – Law & Religion UK

‘S 1(1) Civil Partnership Act 2004 stipulates that only a same-sex couple may conclude a civil partnership: “A civil partnership is a relationship between two people of the same sex…”. In June 2014 the Coalition Government published the results of its second consultation on the future of civil partnership: Civil Partnership Review (England and Wales) – Report on Conclusions. After considering the responses to that consultation, the Government decided that it would not be making any changes at present.’

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Law & Religion UK, 21st February 2017

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Should heterosexual couples be allowed to enter civil partnerships? – The Guardian

‘A heterosexual couple who labelled traditional marriage as a “sexist” and “patriarchal” institution, have lost their appeal to enter into a civil partnership.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

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Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole – The Guardian

‘A leading tax lawyer is planning to challenge Uber in the courts over what he alleges could be a £20m-a-year black hole in its tax payments in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2017

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Joseph Bryan: High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes – Is Discrimination Law Working? – Littleton Chambers

Posted February 20th, 2017 in employment, employment tribunals, equality, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘In December 2015 Nicola Thorp, employed by reception agency Portico, turned up for her first day of work as a temporary receptionist at PwC. She was wearing smart flat shoes, but was told that Portico’s policy required women to wear heels between two and four inches high. She was given an ultimatum: go out and buy high heels or go home. Ms Thorp refused to buy a new pair. When she challenged the policy, her manager sent her home without pay.’

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Littleton Chambers, 30th January 2017

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BBC reporter Sally Chidzoy’s employment tribunal case struck out – BBC News

‘A BBC TV reporter who claimed she was the victim of a “witch-hunt” has had her case struck out by an employment tribunal.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2017

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Divorces are skewed by judges’ outdated chivalry, says female peer pushing for cap on payments – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges are labouring under antiquated notions of chivalry in awarding women maintenance payments which extend years into the future, despite the fact that many divorcees go on to earn good salaries on their own, says a leading female peer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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Putting Women on the Front Foot: The Joint Committee Report on High Heels and Dress Codes at Work – Cloisters

‘The Joint Committee report on high heels and dress codes at work shows that discriminatory dress codes can promote the sexualised objectification of women at work, disadvantage people with disabilities, inhibit employment prospects, impair work performance and cause long term and substantial damage to health.’

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Cloisters, 26th January 2017

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Inquiry launched into UK gender laws amid fears over Brexit effect – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2017 in amendments, bills, EC law, employment, equality, inquiries, news, repeals, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘A major review into the UK’s gender discrimination laws is to be launched amid fears a potential post-Brexit move towards a lower regulation economy could see protections eroded.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2017

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Fine firms for sexist dress rules, say MPs – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in employment, equality, fines, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘The government must enforce the law to ban sexist dress rules at work that discriminate against women, MPs say.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2017

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Public sector gender pay gap reporting requirements in force from March, government confirms – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 27th, 2017 in news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics by sally

‘Public sector employers, including universities, will be required to report on their gender pay gaps from 31 March 2017 and not 5 April, as indicated by draft regulations, the government has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th January 2017

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Mistreatment of women MPs revealed – BBC News

‘An overwhelming majority of women MPs have received online and verbal abuse from the public and a third have considered quitting as a result, a BBC Radio 5 live survey suggests.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2017

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Sexist workplace dress codes ‘force women to dye hair blonde and wear revealing clothes’ – The Independent

Posted January 25th, 2017 in employment, equality, health & safety, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘Women are still being forced to wear high heels, make-up and revealing clothes by some employers, a parliamentary report has found.’

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The Independent, 25th January 2017

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Judges win pensions discrimination claim against MoJ – The Guardian

‘More than 200 judges whose pension entitlements were cut significantly have won their claims for age, sex and race discrimination against the Ministry of Justice.’

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The Guardian, 16th January 2017

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How an EU gender equality ruling widened inequality – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2017 in EC law, equality, insurance, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘It said car insurance firms couldn’t discriminate between the sexes … since then men have seen a four-fold rise in premiums.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2017

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Tales of the private sector – Nearly Legal

‘A collation of cases and stories from the private sector, and a series of reminders that a database of rogue landlords, and indeed banning orders, can’t come soon enough.’

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Nearly Legal, 8th January 2017

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Is gender segregation in education discriminatory? – Cloisters

Posted December 1st, 2016 in education, gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Chris Milsom discuss the recent case of Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin) in this blog.’

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Cloisters, 10th November 2016

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Segregation in faith schools does not offend Equality Act: High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted November 14th, 2016 in equality, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘The Interim Executive Board of X School v Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills [2016] EWHC 2813 (Admin). The principal issue in this application for judicial review was whether a mixed school unlawfully discriminated against its male and/or female pupils by making “parallel arrangements” for their education in the same building or by applying a regime of “complete segregation” for all lessons, breaks, school clubs and trips. There was no evidence that either girls or boys were treated unequally in terms of the quality of the education they received (in the sense of one sex receiving a lower quality of education than the other).’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th November 2016

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With and without foundation – Bedroom tax in Supreme Court – Nearly Legal

‘The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the culmination of years of cases on the discriminatory impact of the ‘removal of the spare room subsidy’ – the bedroom tax. The outcome was mixed, even including a split judgment on one case, but in at least one respect, the bedroom tax regulations were held to unlawfully and unjustifiably discriminate against households with disabled members.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th November 2016

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Ofsted wrong to penalise Islamic school over gender segregation, court rules – The Guardian

Posted November 9th, 2016 in education, Islam, news, reports, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘A high court judge has ruled that Ofsted inspectors were wrong to penalise an Islamic faith school because of their “erroneous” view that segregation of boys and girls amounted to unlawful discrimination.’

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The Guardian, 8th November 2016

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Number of people lodging unfair dismissal complaints plummets after Government introduces tribunal fees – The Indepedentn

‘The number of workers taking claims of unfair dismissal or discrimination to employment tribunals has slumped since charges came into force, a new study has revealed.’

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The Independent, 4th November 2016

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