Protected Characteristics: What are they?

The Equality Act 2010 protects employees and job applicants from being subjected to discrimination (less favourable treatment).  It makes it unlawful to treat a person, or group of people, differently or subject them to harassment on the grounds of certain defined areas. 

Harassment in the Workplace

Definition of harassment The Equality Act 2010 defines harassment at Section 26 as follows: A person (A) harasses another (B) if A engages in unwanted conduct related to a relevant protected characteristic which has the purpose or effect of either: Violating B’s dignity, or Creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for B. … Read more

Detriment Claims – What are they?

If you have suffered a detriment at work, you may be able to claim against your employer in the employment tribunal. A detriment at work is when an employee is treated in an unfair manner by the employer but that does not go as far as to dismiss the employee. What is a detriment? A … Read more