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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Equal Civil Partnerships: Implications of Strasbourg’s latest ruling for Steinfeld and Keidan – Helen Fenwick & Andy Hayward – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Equal civil partnerships divide opinions. For their proponents, access to such a status, and the legal benefits that follow, allows couples critical of marriage – whether same or different-sex – the ability to express their relationship through (in their view) a more appropriate, modern and egalitarian legal institution. Opponents question such a need in light of the availability of civil marriage, which has over centuries evolved and may not now necessarily be perceived as embodying the patriarchal or heteronormative values that its critics challenge. Calls for allowing different-sex as well as same-sex couples to enter civil partnerships in England and Wales have grown louder recently following the failed Equal Love case (Ferguson v UK), the production of several Private Members Bills and the on-going litigation in Steinfeld and Keidan v Secretary of State for Education, due to be heard by the Supreme Court in Spring 2018. The desire, however, for different-sex civil partnerships is not limited to this jurisdiction, and was recently explored for the first time by the Strasbourg court in Ratzenböck and Seydl v Austria. After exploring the background to this legal challenge, this post will critically analyse the reasoning of the Strasbourg Court and assess its implications for the challenge in Steinfeld.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st November 2017

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New guidance issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2017 in employment, news, pregnancy, sex discrimination by sally

‘New guidance has been issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work after a huge increase in calls for advice.’

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The Independent, 21st November 2017

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Al-Hijrah School: Gender segregation as direct discrimination and other lessons – Cloisters

Posted October 20th, 2017 in judicial review, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘Rachel Barrett and Siân McKinley consider the recent Court of Appeal judgment on gender segregation, HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills v The Interim Executive Board of Al-Hijrah School, and the broader implications for discrimination law.’

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Cloisters, 19th October 2017

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Islamic Faith School’s Gender Segregation Ruled Unlawful – RightsInfo

Posted October 16th, 2017 in education, equality, gender, Islam, news, school children, sex discrimination by sally

‘An Islamic faith school which has a policy of separating girls and boys has been told the rules are unlawful.’

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RightsInfo, 13th October 2017

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UK gender inequality as bad as 10 years ago, EU league table shows – The Guardian

Posted October 12th, 2017 in education, employment, equality, gender, news, reports, sex discrimination by sally

‘Britain has made zero progress in tackling inequality between the sexes in the past decade and lags behind Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands and France in the EU’s latest gender equality league table.’

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The Guardian, 11th October 2017

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Asda equal pay case: The landmark legal battle that could stop women in the UK being paid less than men – The Independent

‘The latest hearing in the UK’s largest ever private sector equal pay claim is due to kick off on Wednesday, in a case that could eventually see around 15,000 predominantly female Asda workers recovering well over £100m in pay.’

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The Independent, 10th October 2017

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Women who had relationships with police spies criticise inquiry – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in anonymity, news, police, sex discrimination, spying by sally

‘Women who were deceived into sexual relationships with undercover police officers have called for an urgent meeting with the home secretary over fears the official public inquiry lacks openness and fails to recognise claims of institutional sexism within the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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Male police officers given £96,000 payout after they were sidelined for calling out sexism – Daily Telegraph

‘Two male police officers have been awarded £96,000 after they claimed they were sidelined for raising concerns about sexist attitudes in their force.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd August 2017

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Court lifts ban on naming faith school in segregation case – The Guardian

Posted July 11th, 2017 in disclosure, Islam, news, sex discrimination by sally

‘A state-funded Muslim faith school in Birmingham at the centre of a legal battle over its policy of gender segregation in the classroom has been named ahead of the start of a court of appeal hearing on the legality of its approach.’

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The Guardian, 10th July 2017

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