Category: Discrimination

Content on discrimination claims under equality legislation in the UK and related policy.

Separate, but (un)equal? How gender-based segregation in co-ed faith schools unlawfully discriminates

The Court of Appeal has found that separating male and female pupils in a co-ed faith school directly discriminates against each child under equalities law. This case could have far-reaching implications for educators and employers.

Postperson wins employment appeal, upends discrimination law in the process

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that Claimants do not need to prove the primary facts of their claims for discrimination. Once a valid complaint is presented, it is for the employer to disprove it.

The benefits cap on lone parents with children under two is unlawful

In a recent legal challenge, the UK government’s “benefit cap” has come under fire for unlawfully discriminating against lone parents with children under the age of two.

Gearing up for International Women’s Day: an urban cycling story #IWD2017

Sun’s out. It’s time to get back on the bike and bask in it. But there’s a roadblock of sexism ahead that we need to dismantle #IWD2017

What your organisation can learn from my festive CBeebies binge

There’s much to celebrate about CBeebies’ enthusiastic army of technicolour-clad entertainers and their animated friends. The channel champions visibly disabled people on television. We must learn from its example.

What’s the right approach to multiple allegations of disability discrimination?

According to the disability discrimination case of Madani Schools Federation v Mr Uddin UKEAT/0194/16/BA, separate consideration should be given to each allegation of unfavourable treatment and the reason/s for it.