Daughters in legal bid for House of Lords seat rights – BBC News

‘Five daughters of hereditary peers are to challenge a law that stops them from being elected to the House of Lords. They are taking the government to the European Court of Human Rights in a bid to end the system of male primogeniture which has resulted in almost all titles being passed to male heirs.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2018

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How much of a groundbreaking decision is the CJEU’s judgment for transgender rights? – Thibault Lechevallier – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Weeks after ruling against certain sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers and finding that EU Member States must recognise the free movement rights of gay spouses, regardless of whether same-sex marriages are solemnised therein, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the UK requirement for transgendered persons to be unmarried in order to qualify for a State pension at the retirement age of their current gender violated EU law.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd July 2018

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“Significant increase” in barristers reporting bullying, harassment and discrimination – Legal Futures

‘A third of women barristers, those from a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background and disabled barristers have experienced harassment, bullying or discrimination in recent years, new Bar Council research has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 25th June 2018

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Met chief wins £870,000 after being hounded out of job by ‘sexist’ female boss trying to abolish ‘macho culture’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 24th, 2018 in compensation, news, police, sex discrimination by tracey

‘A decorated Chief Inspector has been awarded £870,000 by the Metropolitan Police after he was hounded out of his job by a female boss who was intent on ridding his squad of a perceived macho culture.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd May 2018

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BSB agrees actions to tackle unfair treatment of women at the Bar – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 18th, 2018 in barristers, harassment, press releases, sex discrimination, women by tracey

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today announced how it intends to work with the profession to make further progress in eliminating the discrimination, harassment and other unfair treatment of female barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 17th May 2018

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Shared Parental Leave: paying fathers and mothers different rates is discrimination – UK Police Law Blog

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down judgment in the appeal case of Hextall v Leicestershire Police UKEAT/0139/17/DA. Mr Hextall is a police officer who took Shared Parental Leave. However, under the informal national policy that exists at the current time in relation to the payment of such leave, he was paid only at the statutory rate and not the enhanced rate paid to mothers taking maternity leave.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 3rd May 2018

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UK refusal to issue gender-neutral passports unlawful, high court told – The Guardian

Posted April 19th, 2018 in gender, human rights, news, passports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Issuing gender-neutral passports would not require any change in UK law and the documents would be recognised internationally, the high court has been told.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2018

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Landlords warned over blanket ban on applications from people on benefits – Local Government Lawyer

‘Lettings agents and landlords have been warned that they may be breaking the law if they refuse on a blanket basis to consider potential tenants simply because they are on benefits.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st March 2018

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Paralegal subjected to f-word tirades by senior partner wins harassment claims – Legal Futures

‘A paralegal who was subjected to a “long accumulation of abuse” by the senior partner of a London law firm was the victim of harassment on the grounds of age and sex, an employment tribunal has found.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2018

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Lady Hale at the 2018 Pankhurst Lecture, University of Manchester – Supreme Court

Posted February 21st, 2018 in elections, judiciary, legal profession, parliament, sex discrimination, speeches, women by tracey

‘Lady Hale at the 2018 Pankhurst Lecture, University of Manchester.’

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Supreme Court, 8th February 2018

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Parliament survey: one in five experienced sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2018 in anonymity, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, parliament, reports, sex discrimination by tracey

‘One in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour in the past year, it found. The report calls for urgent reform of a culture of harassment and bullying at Westminster, with new a complaints procedure and an investigation mechanism independent of parties.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2018

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BSB to consider whether chambers need ‘work allocation officers’ to ensure equality – Legal Futures

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) is to consider requiring that chambers have a ‘work allocation officer’ as part of its Women at the Bar equality project, it emerged yesterday.’

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Legal Futures, 26th January 2018

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Why Should Misogyny Be Classed As A Hate Crime? – Rights Info

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person, according to Article 3 of the United Nations Declaration of Rights.’

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Rights Info, 22nd January 2018

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Make misogyny a hate crime and ‘upskirting’ illegal, UK report recommends – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in harassment, hate crime, human rights, news, reports, sex discrimination, women by sally

‘Misogyny should become a hate crime and taking photos up women’s skirts be made illegal, a major report into the way the legal system protects women has recommended.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2018

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MPs launch inquiry to consider tougher laws on sexual harassment – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in harassment, inquiries, news, parliament, sex discrimination, sexual offences by sally

‘The government must urgently strengthen laws around sexual harassment to stop abuse continuing on “an industrial scale”, according to a coalition of MPs, union leaders and women’s groups.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 20: Assessing discrimination in faith-based state schools – 1 COR

Posted January 4th, 2018 in education, news, religious discrimination, sex discrimination by sally

‘Following Ofsted winning a judgment against an Islamic co-education state school, Rosalind English talks to Rajkiran Barhey about measuring unlawful discrimination in cases where two groups of students are treated equally, but separately, by their school.’

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Law Pod UK, 21st December 2017

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Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under proposals to make misogyny a type of hate crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 7th, 2017 in crime, hate crime, news, pilot schemes, sentencing, sex discrimination by sally

‘Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under plans to make misogyny a type of hate crime.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2017

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Jewish teacher wins tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend – Daily Telegraph

‘A Jewish teacher has won a tribunal after she was sacked for living with her boyfriend outside of wedlock.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2017

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Separate but not equal? – Rajkiran Barhey – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 1st, 2017 in gender, news, school children, sex discrimination by tracey

‘Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al Hijrah School [2017] EWCA Civ 1426. This fascinating judgment, delivered by the Court of Appeal on 13 October 2017, found that a policy of gender segregation in a co-educational school amounted to unlawful gender discrimination.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 30th November 2017

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Michalak v General Medical Council – Blackstone Chambers

‘The Supreme Court has decided that a doctor is not prevented from suing the GMC in the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) under the Equality Act 2010 (“2010 Act”) by the availability of judicial review.’

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Blackstone Chambers, 1st November 2017

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