Employment events which give rise to prohibited conduct claims
Employment events which give rise to prohibited conduct claims

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Employment events which give rise to prohibited conduct claims
  • Before, during and after employment
  • The meaning of 'employment'
  • Armed forces
  • Voluntary workers and interns
  • The meaning of 'discriminate'
  • Availability of occupational requirements defence to employers
  • Advertisements for jobs
  • Recruitment
  • Sex or pregnancy and maternity discrimination in terms in an offer that relate to pay
  • More...

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: Brexit and IP completion day—implications for employment lawyers.

STOP PRESS: The extension of protections in Part 5 of the Equality Act 2010 to volunteers and ways to ensure that all interns are captured by those workplace protections is among a number of proposals relating to sexual harassment in the workplace put forward by the Government Equalities Office in a consultation. For further information, see: LNB News 12/07/2019 62.

Before, during and after employment

Many different types of event may give rise to a claim before, during and after the employment relationship.

The meaning of 'employment'

The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) recognises a wider set of circumstances as employment than, for example, unfair dismissal legislation.

'Employment' in this context covers:

  1. employment under a contract of employment, a contract of apprenticeship, or any other contract personally to do work

  2. Crown employment (ie employment under or for the purposes of a

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