Victory for teacher sacked after race taunts and sexual harassment – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2007 in news, race discrimination, sex discrimination, teachers, unfair dismissal by sally

“A teacher who was called a ‘bloody immigrant’ and a ‘nigger’ by pupils and advised by a colleague to go to work in a ‘more ethnically diverse school’ if she wanted promotion, has won her case for unfair dismissal.”

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The Times, 11th December 2007

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Compensation for firearms officer made ill by sexist taunts – The Times

Posted November 28th, 2007 in news, police, sex discrimination by sally

“A female firearms officer whose colleagues watched an X-rated television channel while on duty and taunted her about her breasts has won her claim of sex discrimination.”

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The Times, 28th November 2007

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Watchdog backs trader’s baby bias claim – The Times

Posted September 13th, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“A City trader has won the backing of the equality watchdog in her £1.35 million claim against a bank that she accuses of discriminating against her when she returned to work after having a baby.”

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The Times, 13th September

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Mayor wins £7,000 after council’s ban on breast-feeding – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2007 in breastfeeding, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A former mayor has successfully sued her council for discrimination after she was banned from breast-feeding while using the official limousine.”

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The Guardian, 24th August 2007

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Pregnant lawyer forced out may get £100,000 – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2007 in compensation, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A pregnant solicitor who was forced out of her job when her boss said that having children could affect her career is in line for compensation of up to £100,000.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th August 2007

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MPs attack equality law “delays” – BBC News

“MPs have urged the government to speed up efforts to deliver effective laws to combat all forms of discrimination.”

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BBC News, 3rd August 2007

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Inequality still deep despite laws – Reuters

“Deep inequalities and discrimination persist in Britain despite 40 years of anti-discrimination legislation, a report by a parliamentary committee said on Thursday.”

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Reuters, 2nd August 2007

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Union cleared over gender pay claim – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2007 in news, sex discrimination, trade unions by michael

“One of the country’s biggest trade unions did not discriminate against female members in its negotiations on equal pay claims, an Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled today. ”

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The Times, 31st July 2007

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Sex discrimination rife and equality will take generations, says axed commission – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“Sex equality will take generations to achieve at the current ‘painfully slow’ rate of progress, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) said today in a final report before being wound up by the government after more than 30 years fighting gender bias across British society.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

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After 30 years, women are still not equal – The Times

Posted July 24th, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“Thirty years ago, the case of Automotive Products Limited v Peake made history by becoming the first sex discrimination case to reach the Court of Appeal. Curiously, it was brought by a group of male employees.”

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The Times, 23rd July 2007

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Trader loses £1.35m sexual discrimination claim – The Independent

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in flexible working, news, sex discrimination by sally

“A City trader who claimed a sexist work culture forced her to quit her job after she returned from maternity leave lost her £1.35m compensation claim yesterday.”

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The Independent, 22nd June 2007

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Equality laws enshrine mothers’ right to breastfeed in public – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2007 in breastfeeding, news, sex discrimination, women by sally

“New mothers will gain the right to breastfeed their babies in cafes and shops under proposed changes to equality laws announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2007

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Legal shake-up will not halt discrimination, campaigners say – The Guardian

“Campaigners attacked a proposed shake-up of discrimination laws today – accusing ministers of failing to do enough to protect victims.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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Tackling discrimination, modernising the law – Communities and Local Government

“The Government today published a consultation document including proposals for a Single Equality Bill, to simplify and improve existing legislation and make common-sense proposals to modernise discrimination law.”

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Communities and Local Government press release, 12th June 2007

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Buy-to-let landlords ‘must help disabled’ – The Times

“Thousands of buy-to-let landlords will be have to build ramps and lifts for disabled tenants in their properties under the Government’s proposed new equality law.”

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The Times, 12th June 2007

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Equality bill set to curb golf club discrimination – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2007 in clubs, news, sex discrimination by sally

“Golf clubs and other private members’ establishments will no longer be able to ban women members from their bars or discriminate in any other way on gender grounds under a shakeup of equality laws unveiled today.”

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The Guardian, 12th June 2007

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Derbyshire and Others v St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council (Equal Opportunities Commission and Others, intervening) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 27th, 2007 in equal pay, law reports, sex discrimination, victimisation by sally

Employer’s letters were victimisation

Derbyshire and Others v. St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council (Equal Opportunities Commission and Others, intervening)

House of Lords

“Letters sent by an employer to employees warning them of the consequences if they persisted with equal pay claims had gone further than was reasonable in protecting the employer’s interests in the litigation and had amounted to victimisation under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.”

The Times, 27th April 2007

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Dinner ladies win equal pay battle – The Times

Posted April 26th, 2007 in compensation, equal pay, news, sex discrimination, victimisation by sally

“A group of school dinner ladies who claimed they were victimised by their local council after bringing equal pay claims has won their case at the House of Lords.”

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The Times, 25th April 2007

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The woman leading fight for working mothers – The Observer

Posted April 23rd, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“It is one of the most eagerly awaited decisions by the law lords, holding potentially significant ramifications for women in the workplace that could set rules on what behaviour is judged illegal discrimination by employers and bolstering the status of pregnant workers.”

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The Observer, 22nd April 2007

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Banker ‘was asked to flirt with clients and do dishes’ – The Times

Posted April 17th, 2007 in news, sex discrimination by sally

“A City banker was told to use her female charms to woo clients over candlelit dinners and was asked by her manager to do the washing-up at a business meal, an employment tribunal was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 17th April 2007

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