Our employment team has a wealth of experience of discrimination in the workplace law, regularly acting for employers in relation to complex and high value discrimination, harassment and diversity matters.
The Equality Act 2010 imposes various obligations on employers as well as giving job applicants and workers a variety of rights. Under the Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against people at work because of nine protected areas, which the Act calls ‘protected characteristics’.
We advise clients regularly on the minefield of workplace discrimination legislation, from the recruitment process right through to post termination. These include issues such as harassment during employment, all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, race and other protected characteristics, equal pay and the various forms of disability discrimination including employer’s responsibilities around reasonable adjustments.
We also provide bespoke training and policies to avoid discrimination and to assist clients with defending discrimination claims in addition to helping our clients with audit processes in order to support gender and ethnic pay reporting.
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- 11 May 2022
The right to disconnect
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, for many people, the boundary between work and home life has become blurred. A vast amount of people were suddenly required to work from home which meant for many, homes became offices and this has resulted in many struggling to disconnect from work outside of their working hours.
- 10 May 2022
Brain fog and unlawful discrimination risks
Brain fog has been in the news lately because of its association with Long Covid and the menopause. But what is brain fog and how should employers support staff suffering from it?
- 09 May 2022
The motivation challenge in the workplace
As the challenges of the 21st century become even tougher , the pressure placed on employers continues to mount. It is no wonder that in this environment, senior organisational leaders are prioritising talent acquisition, talent engagement and talent retention.
- 27 April 2022
The Global Recruiter: Safety First
Deborah Scales, Associate in the employment team at Clarkslegal publishes in The Global Recruiter on the health and safety compliance in today’s world of hybrid work.
- 26 April 2022
GDPR: Who are data controllers and processors?
When making decisions or processing personal data, it is important to understand whether your role is a controller or processor as each have different duties and obligations when dealing with personal data.
- 13 April 2022
Living safely with Covid-19 in the workplace
Since the majority of the Covid-19 restrictions ended on 24 February 2022 and free lateral flow tests ended for many on 1 April 2022, the UK Government has recently released guidance in relation to managing Covid-19 in the workplace. This guidance was released, and came into force, on 1 April 2022. The guidance applies to England only.