Reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010

In brief The reasonable adjustments duty under the Equality Act 2010 is to avoid the disadvantage which a disabled person experiences because of their disability. For example, being unable to access a workplace because the building only has stairs and no ramps. Making reasonable adjustments are usually straight forward although people tend to still get… Read More

Equality Act 2010 – harassment

What is harassment? It is unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic, which has the purpose or effect of violating an individual’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for that individual. What is third party harassment? Employers can potentially be liable for harassment of employees by people (third parties)… Read More

Equality Act 2010 – discrimination

Under the Equality Act 2010 discrimination has three different levels: Direct discrimination Discrimination by association Discrimination by perception Indirect discrimination What is direct discrimination? This occurs when someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic (age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or… Read More

Equality Act 2010 Quiz

Religion or Belief

Religion is a significant anchoring system for social and cultural identity around the world and shapes political and economic processes in many countries. Belonging to a religious group provides marked cognitive and emotional value, and is intrinsically bound up in how a person feels about themselves, their identity and their affiliated community. As a result… Read More

Sex Discrimination

What is sex discrimination? Treating people differently because of their sex in one off situations or as result of policy. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful. Sex discrimination against men is just as unlawful as sex discrimination against women. It is also unlawful for a woman to discriminate against another woman because of… Read More

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act brings together different pieces of equality legislation and improves on the definitions of characteristics to consider by the private, public and voluntary sectors. Under the Act there are 9 protected characteristics: Age Disability Gender Identity (previously called Gender Reassignment) Marriage & Civil Parnership Pregnancy or Maternity Race (Ethnicity) Religion, Faith & Belief… Read More

Sexual Orientation

What is sexual orientation? The type of romantic, sexual and/or emotional/spiritual attraction one feels for others.  Due to historical social, economic, political, organisational and cultural structures of oppression and violence, people may not be able to declare their sexual orientation for long periods of time and may remain hidden or try to pass as the… Read More