Bill to extend maternity protections passes in House of Commons – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2023 in bills, employment, equality, news, pregnancy, redundancy, sex discrimination, women by michael

‘A push to secure better protection from maternity discrimination has taken a step forward, after a bill extending maternity protections passed its final stage in the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2023

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Large rise in men referred to Prevent over women-hating incel ideology – The Guardian

‘There has been a large rise in the number of young men referred to the government’s Prevent scheme over the women-hating “incel” ideology, official statistics have shown.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2023

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UK menopause law change rejected as it ‘could discriminate against men’ – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2023 in employment, news, reports, select committees, sex discrimination by sally

‘Proposals to change UK legislation to protect the rights of women experiencing menopause have been in part rejected by the government due to fears such a move would discriminate against men.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2023

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Solicitor can sue ex-firm for misuse of private WhatsApp messages – Legal Futures

‘A High Court master has rejected what he described as a law firm owner’s attempt to “stifle” a misuse of private information (MPI) claim by a junior solicitor he dismissed by applying to have her case struck out.’

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Legal Futures, 11th January 2023

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Top Discrimination Decisions of 2022: five cases education lawyers should know – 3PB

‘Discrimination law is a complex and constantly evolving area of practice. Cases this year have provided clarification, enforcement and development of the legal principles underpinning claims under the Equality Act 2010 (“EqA”).’

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3PB, 13th December 2022

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What the latest employment tribunal statistics reveal – Mills & Reeve

‘The Government published the latest quarterly and annual statistics last month. We explore what they reveal about the volume of claims and levels of compensation.’

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Mills & Reeve, 4th January 2023

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Cabinet minister rejects national misogyny and racism inquiry – BBC News

‘A national inquiry into institutional misogyny and racism in the workplace has been rejected by the government. The inquiry was called for by the authors of a damning report into London Fire Brigade’s workplace culture.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2022

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Firm action call in Gwent Police misogyny and racism probe – BBC News

‘Any serving Gwent Police officer found to have been involved in “abhorrent messages” need to face firm action, the force’s police and crime commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2022

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New duties to be imposed on UK employers to prevent sexual harassment – OUT-LAW.com

‘The UK government is supporting a private member’s bill to bring back employers’ liability for harassment of employees by third parties at work, as well as introduce a new duty to prevent workplace sexual harassment.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 3rd November 2022

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Police vetting failures have allowed ‘predatory’ officers to join up, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Defective vetting and failures by police leaders have allowed a “prevalent” culture of potentially thousands of officers who are “predatory” towards women to join and stay in the ranks, a damning official report has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2022

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Mother wins £60,000 over Morrisons discrimination – BBC News

‘Morrisons has been told to pay a mother £60,000 for discriminating against her when she returned from maternity leave.’

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BBC News, 31st October 2022

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Met Police report: Officers getting away with breaking law – BBC News

‘Hundreds of Met Police officers have been getting away with breaking the law and misconduct, a damning report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th October 2022

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Law Commission seeks ban on discrimination in appointing arbitrators – Legal Futures

‘Arbitration agreements requiring that the arbitrator be a “commercial man” or otherwise specifying a protected characteristic will be unenforceable under Law Commission proposals published today.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd September 2022

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Staff at Home Office contractors sue over discrimination and unfair dismissal – The Guardian

‘Dozens of security staff who detain and deport people for the Home Office are taking legal action over race, sex, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2022

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Research Briefing: Commonwealth and Human Rights Research Briefing Published Tuesday, 30 August, 2022 – House of Commons Library

‘Describes the Commonwealth’s work on human rights and the issues it seeks to address, such as the economic empowerment of women and preventing modern slavery.’

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House of Commons Library , 30th August 2022

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Public Sexual Harassment Could Become A Criminal Offence – Each Other

‘A consultation has been launched which could determine whether public sexual harassment could become a criminal offence in the UK.’

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Each Other, 23rd August 2022

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Met police take ex-officer who made claims of sexism and racism to court – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is taking a former senior officer to court, claiming her allegations of racism and sexism broke an agreement meant to gag her from speaking out, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2022

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Female doctors launch campaign against harassment in UK healthcare – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2022 in doctors, equality, harassment, hospitals, news, sex discrimination, statistics, women by tracey

‘Female doctors have launched an online campaign that they say exposes shocking gender-based discrimination, harassment and sexual assault in healthcare.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2022

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Call to beef up rules on discrimination and harassment by barristers – Legal Futures

‘The rules against discrimination and harassment by barristers need to be strengthened by removing the requirement that the actions be unlawful, two QCs have argued.’

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Legal Futures, 14th June 2022

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Gymnastics abuse: Eloise Jotischky becomes first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2022 in children, compensation, harassment, news, sex discrimination, sport, women by tracey

‘A former elite acrobatic gymnast has become the first to win a civil case against British Gymnastics for the abuse she experienced in the sport.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2022

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