- Childcare arrangements and social distancing - The knock-on effects of the global pandemic are huge. This challenging time is particularly hard for separated parents, who may face challenges with maintaining on going childcare arrangements. Some of the problems being highlighted to our offices include: A parent becoming symptomatic and falling into the self-isolate category, being unable to assist with handovers and [...]
- The number of cohabitating couples is on the rise - The ONS (Office of National Statistics) completes UK-wide survey every year. The survey covers a range of demographics including living arrangements. The 2017 survey highlighted that cohabitating couples (couples who live together but are not married) were the fastest growing family type, and the 2018 report confirmed that the cohabitating couple were the second largest family type in the UK. The number of cohabitating couples grew by 3.4 million people from 2017 to 2018.
Discrimination in the workplace
Employees and workers have the right not to be discriminated in a position in the workplace on the following grounds:
- marital or civil partnership status;
- pregnancy or maternity leave;
- sexual orientation;
- gender reassignment;
- religion or belief;
- age; or
There are, in the main, four ways in which one person and therefore an employer may discriminate against another, which are:
- by directly discriminating against them;
- by indirectly discriminating against them;
- by victimising them; and
- by harassing them.
There are also two further forms of discrimination specific to disability discrimination, which are:
- discrimination arising from a disability; and
- failing to make reasonable adjustments.
A person should also not be discriminated against because they are either a part-time or fixed-term worker.
The law in this area is complicated and it is extremely important that you seek advise at every stag. We can support you through the process of reaching a resolution or pursuing a claim .