The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job applicants and other workers such as agency workers and contractors. With school leavers and graduates competing with an ageing population who want or need to work longer, employers face an increasing risk of claims of age discrimination being brought against them by people who believe their job prospects have been adversely affected because of their age. In this blog I set out the basic principles of age discrimination, the main areas in which they are likely to affect employment practices and how employers can avoid falling foul of the law.
An employee’s terms of employment are likely to change during the course of their employment, for example due to a pay rise or promotion. These types of changes are usually agreed by the employer and employee without any difficulty. But what if the employer wishes to make changes to the contract that the employee is less keen to accept? Read on for more information.
An employee can be dismissed if they are unable to do their job. However, the employer must act reasonably and follow a fair procedure.
Suspension is when an employee is told by their employer not to attend their place of work or to carry out any work at all. Read on for more information about what it means to be suspended and an employee’s rights while suspended.
Have you been asked to attend a disciplinary or grievance hearing? Did you know you have the right to be accompanied? Or perhaps you’ve been asked to accompany someone at such a hearing. Read on for more information about the right to be accompanied.
Are you experiencing bullying and/or harassment at work? Read on for more information about what steps you can take to try and resolve this issue.