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Discrimination Law and Employment Issues

  • ID: 1845999
  • Report
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 200 pages
  • Thorogood Publishing
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This practical report for employers and their advisers will ensure that you do not fall foul of the law on age and all the other anti-discrimination law. Employers are failing to address the challenge of age discrimination laws, according to ACAS.

The new age Discrimination Act is the most significant change in employment law since the 1970’s. How are you dealing with its implications? Are you fully aware of what can and cannot be said in recruitment ads – or even in the office? In addition to sex and race discrimination laws, employers have also had to cope with sexual orientation discrimination and religious discrimination.

David Martin, an expert on employment law and practice, analyzes the practical aspects of dealing with each of the anti-discrimination laws. He demonstrates how to ensure that paperwork and systems comply totally with the law and he provides a range of helpful case studies to illustrate the key issues and bring them to life.

Key report benefits:

1. Ensure you are fully aware of the mine-field that is discrimination law and the pitfall you need to avoid to comply
2.. Explain the latest legislation in sexual orientation and religious discrimination
3. Provide helpful case studies to highlight and explain the key areas you need to look out for to protect your organisation and staff

Who should buy this Report
- HR Managers and directors
- In-house lawyers
- Company secretaries
- Private practice lawyers
- HR consultants and advisers
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CHAPTER 1: Discrimination
Introduction
Diversity
A dignity at work policy
Harassment and bullying
Coverage
Liability
Bullying
Avoidance or control
Evidence
Practical implications
Social events
Alcohol
Equality Act 2006
Equality Act 2010
Questionnaires
‘But for…’

CHAPTER 2: Sex and sexual orientation discrimination

A. Sex Discrimination – introduction
Harassment
Obligations extend past termination of employment
Maternity
Risk assessment
Flexible working
Increasing parental rights
Information about rights and benefits
Discrimination against males

B. Sexual Orientation discrimination
Gender change
Administration
Applying the ‘but for’ test

CHAPTER 3: Race and religious discrimination

A. Race discrimination – introduction
Who is covered?
Avoiding harassment penalties
Duty to job applicants
Promotion
Provocation
Positive discrimination

B. Religion or religious belief discrimination
Scope
Requiring employees to carry out acts ‘against their beliefs’
The ‘but for’ test

CHAPTER 4: Disability discrimination
Introduction
Legislation – old and new
Fundamental principle
Application of the legislation
Impairments
Sickness as ‘fair dismissal’
Recruitment
A wider duty?
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005
A new extension
Applying the ‘but for’ test

CHAPTER 5: Age discrimination
Introduction
Recruitment
Appraisal
Management and promotion
Training
Bullying, victimisation and harassment
Working environment
Redundency
Pension
Retirement
Documentation
Postscript
-Applying the ‘but for’ test

CHAPTER 6: Non-standard employees discrimination
A. Part-timers
B. Fixed term workers
C. Homeworkers
D. Agency staff
The ‘but for’ tests

CHAPTER 7: Human rights
A. Rehabilitation of offenders
B. Whistleblowing -C - Transfer of employment rights
D. Human rights

APPENDICES
1. Data sheet – annually reviewed figures
2. Electronic Communications policy
3. Examples of flexible working
4. Draft homeworking policy
5. Cases
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David Martin FCIS FCIPD FioD is the compiler and editor of Gee’s Employment Letters and Procedures and Model Employment Policies and Handbooks. He has written over 40 books including The A-Z of Employment Practice [5th edition 2010, Thorogood] and The Company Director’s Desktop Guide [9th Edition 20110, Thorogood]. He is a regular conference speaker giving over 100 seminars each year. He is an employer’s representative for the panel of members for the Employment Tribunals.
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