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

Carers

It is estimated that there are 6.5 million carers in the UK, 3 million of whom are also employed in the workplace. Research suggests that estimates of the number of adults and children with caring responsibilities is too low. In addition many carers live in poverty with little if any support. Carers and legislation Significant… 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

Human identity

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou Introduction Our individual identity determines how we see ourselves, how others perceive us and how socio-cultural-economic-political institutions and structures define us. The majority of us have aspects of… Read More