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The purpose of this Practice Note is to explain the key age discrimination issues that can arise in relation to the design and operation of various different types of...

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Protected characteristics The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics which people may possess. Some...

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The government has stated that tackling the gender pay gap is a priority and that its goal is to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation'. It has brought into force...

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The statutory burden of proof test The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) prescribes a two-stage process for dealing with the burden of proof. It applies to any proceedings...

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Produced in partnership with Keith Bryant QC of Outer Temple Chambers. Pension loss will generally only arise in cases where an individual has lost their job and the...

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Treating someone less favourably A person directly discriminates against another person where: • he treats him less favourably than he treats or would treat others, and •...

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This Practice Note considers the definition of disability for the purposes of protection from discrimination and other prohibited conduct under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA...

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Nature of the duty The duty to make reasonable adjustments (referred to below simply as 'the duty') comprises three requirements. The element that is common to all three...

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An equal pay audit is a tool used by employers to identify potential discrimination in the workplace arising from unequal pay for equal work. Some employers...

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Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013 SI 2013/1237 SCHEDULE 3 THE EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNALS (EQUAL VALUE) RULES OF PROCEDURE 1...

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Background This Practice Note summarises the law and provides practical guidance to service providers in respect of their obligations to provide goods, services and...

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The qualifying period Proceedings on: • a complaint relating to breach of an equality clause or rule • an application for a declaration as to the effect of an equality...

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Similarities and differences The procedure for equality of terms claims, as all other tribunal claims, is governed by the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of...

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Relationship with prohibited conduct claims Certain claims for equal pay, in particular those relating to non-contractual benefits, may be brought under the prohibited...

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This Practice Note examines the defences available to an employer in relation to an equality of terms (equal pay) claim and the exceptions that apply. The general rule As...

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The principle of equal pay for equal work Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (previously Article 141 of the Treaty of Rome)...

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