Discrimination - Employment Law


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What does the Equality Act 2010 do?
Discrimination law became a hot topic in the UK after numerous reports on discrimination in work places. Thsi led to the passing land  and creation of the equality Act in 2010,...
What is Direct discrimination?
Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010
What is Indirect Discrimination?
Section 19 of the Equality Act 2010.
What is the duty to make reasonable adjustments?
Section 20 - duty (all about reasonableness of adjustment, depends on cost and effectiveness). Arises when: (1) a provision of A's puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage...
What is Section 15 EA 2010?
Discrimination arising from disability. This is different from S 13 (3), because this section protects from consequences arising from disability
What are grounds for discrimination?
- Age (S 5) - protects age, and character shared as the same age group (only to person who is 18) (age direct discrimination can be directly justified). Legislation treating older...
Direct evidence is very rareStatistical evidence: London Underground v  Edwards (No 2): often very useful for proving inderect discrimination under the old law. However,...
Occupational requirements: Schedule 9, paras 1-6. Explanatory notes to the EA explain these as where a need for authenticity or realism might require someone of a particular race, sex,...
Justification - proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim?
Employer's objective must be LEGIT and tribunal must consider whether the requirement is a reasonable means of achieving that objective, balancing the discriminatory effect of the condition...
Occupational requirement Justification defence Reasonable adjustment (no relation to justification) Postive action, (only can do that in limited circumstance as set out in s 158)Disability...

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