UK has one of worst records for gender equality at work – report – The Guardian

Posted May 18th, 2016 in employment, equality, gender, news, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics by tracey

‘Researchers rank Britain 11th out of 18 countries, including US, France and Spain, for factors such as pay and board level representation.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Is it legal to force women to wear high heels at work? – BBC News

Posted May 12th, 2016 in employment, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘A 27-year-old woman working for a City firm in London says she was sent home for refusing to wear high heels. But is this legal, fair or healthy?’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Pregnant women and new mothers ‘face rising discrimination’ at work – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2016 in employment, news, pregnancy, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘New and expectant mothers are reporting increasing levels of unfair treatment at work, Citizens Advice has said.’
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BBC News, 2nd May 2016

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Equality watchdog warns junior doctors’ contract is potentially illegal – The Guardian

‘The new contract ministers plan to force on NHS junior doctors discriminates against female medics and is potentially illegal, Britain’s equality watchdog has told the government.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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ASA launches investigation into gender stereotyping of women in adverts – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2016 in advertising, complaints, news, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The UK advertising watchdog is to launch an investigation to see whether rules about the objectification, sexualisation and stereotyping of women in ads need to be tightened.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Allocation schemes and unlawful discrimination – LAG Housing Law

‘Sam Madge-Wyld looks at challenges to housing allocation schemes.’

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LAG Housing Law, 26th April 2016

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You’ve lost that loving Ealing (Sorry) – Nearly Legal

‘Ealing’s allocation policy has already had lawfulness problems, compounded by Ealing’s unlawful refusal to do anything about that unlawfulness. But this judicial review of the policy was on a different basis and confirms a whole fresh ground of unlawfulness.’

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Nearly Legal, 27th April 2016

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FA asked to investigate, as Lucy Ward tribunal finds Leeds owner Massimo Cellino was sexist – The Independent

Posted April 14th, 2016 in employment tribunals, news, sex discrimination, sport by sally

‘The Football Association will be asked to launch an investigation into Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino and his former executive director Adam Pearson for alleged sexual discrimination, after an employment tribunal delivered a damning indictment of their decision to dismiss an experienced welfare worker from the club.’

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The Independent, 13th April 2016

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Equality claims and health regulators – Availability of JR does not oust jurisdiction of ET – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Michalak v The General Medical Council & Ors [2016] EWCA Civ 172: This important case deals with the remedies available to individuals who claim to have suffered from discrimination, victimization, harassment or detriment in the treatment they have received from a “qualifications body” under s.53 of the Equality Act 2010 viz. any authority or body which can confer a relevant qualification (e.g. the GMC, ACCA etc.). It also clarifies the understanding of the place of judicial review in the context of internal and statutory appeals in cases of alleged discrimination contrary to the Equality Act 2010.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th April 2016

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From domestic violence to coercive control – OUP Blog

Posted April 8th, 2016 in domestic violence, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘When a major obstacle is removed to our progress, idealist intellectuals like myself rejoice. I was introduced to one such obstacle in the early l970s, when a woman hiding from her abusive husband in our home told us “violence wasn’t the worst part.” Like the millions of other victimized women we have served in the ensuing years, she understood that the prevailing equation of partner abuse with domestic violence has little relation to her lived experience of oppression.’

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OUP Blog, 8th April 2016

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Fifth of women harassed at work over pregnancy or flexible hours, report finds – The Guardian

‘Three-quarters of pregnant women and new mothers experience discrimination at work and one in nine lose their job as a result, government-commissioned research has found.’

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The Guardian, 22nd March 2016

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British women cannot wait 50 years for justice – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2016 in equality, judiciary, legislation, news, quotas, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Men’s domination of the senior echelons of the British judiciary means the law is biased against women. We urgently need gender quotas for women in senior legal roles.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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Speech by Mr Justice Singh: Making Judgments on Human Rights Issues – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 11th, 2016 in human rights, proportionality, sex discrimination, speeches by tracey

‘Human Rights Law Centre Annual Lecture 2016.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 9th March 2016

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Closing the Gap: Will the gender pay gap information Regulations bring about equality? – Cloisters

Posted February 22nd, 2016 in employment, equality, gender, news, penalties, remuneration, sex discrimination, statistics, women by sally

‘On 12 February 2016, the Government published the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016, which will affect some 8,000 businesses. This means that it finally implemented s.78 of the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”), the section enabling the Secretary of State to make Regulations concerning equal pay audits. (The gender reporting implemented by these Regulations is not be confused with the compulsory audits ordered by ETs under s. 139A of the EqA). Section 78 was shunted sideways in 2010, then revived following pressure from the Lib Dems in the Coalition and Mind the Pay Gap, the campaign launched by Grazia magazine. And you thought Grazia was all about clothes and celebrities…’

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Cloisters, 15th February 2016

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Drugs boss who said he ‘only employs beautiful women’ guilty of sexism – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 17th, 2015 in employment, harassment, news, sex discrimination, tribunals, unfair dismissal by tracey

‘The boss behind a banned cancer “wonder drug” has been found guilty of sex discrimination after writing “Red lipstick, heels – good” on his personal assistant’s job application.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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#killallwhitemen row: charges dropped against student diversity officer – The Guardian

‘Bahar Mustafa, the Goldsmiths student diversity officer who was due to appear in court after allegedly tweeting the hashtag #killallwhitemen, has had charges against her dropped.’

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2015

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Sexual harassment and universities’ legal obligations – the government’s new taskforce – Education Law Blog

‘Many of you will have heard about the government’s recent decision to set up a taskforce to tackle violence against women on campus. (See the government press release here.) This move is timeous or long overdue (depending on your viewpoint) in the light of the accumulating momentum of campaigns by various individuals and organisations to highlight the high incidence of sexual violence/harassment on campus.’

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Education Law Blog, 23rd September 2015

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Firearms officer sues Met for sex discrimination – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 30th, 2015 in employment tribunals, London, news, police, sex discrimination by sally

‘Former Diplomatic Protection Group officer tells tribunal his police officer wife was granted a career break but he wasn’t.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2015

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Female barristers subjected to shocking levels of rampant sexism, says Bar report – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in barristers, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Shocking levels of rampant sexism still exist among barristers “existing in a children’s playground” who know they can get away with “grossly disrespectful” comments, according to a major Bar Council report.’

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The Independent, 24th July 2015

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Related link: Snapshot: The Experience of Self-Employed Women at the Bar

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Maternity leave discrimination means 54,000 women lose their jobs each year – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2015 in equality, maternity leave, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘Women returning from maternity leave are more likely to face discrimination in the workplace than they were a decade ago, according to a report published today by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2015

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