Upcoming Amendment to the Equality Act

Moving into the new year we will have some amendments to the Equality Act 2010. The first of these will come into force on 1 Jan (Happy New Year, by the way), which will seek to retain existing EU law in line with the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023. The primary areas [...]

By |2023-12-22T09:29:19+00:00December 22nd, 2023|Equality Act 2010, PJH & Industry News|0 Comments

Higgs v Farmor’s School

Welcome back everyone, we hope you've all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend and are looking forward to another one! Last time we had a quick run through a complex Legal Professional Privilege case, which you can find here. This week's case looks at a strange set of circumstances where a lay member of the Employment Appeal [...]

Mr D Warburton v The Chief Constable of Northamtonshire Police

This week’s case answers the following questions: What is a detriment for the purposes of victimisation under the Equality Act 2010? What is the correct test for causation? Victimisation is being subject to a detriment because of a protected act. A protected act is defined at section 27 of the Equality Act 2010 as: (a)bringing [...]

PJHLaw June 2021 Newsletter

Tribunal Finds General Medical Council Liable for Race Discrimination The Reading employment tribunal has found the General Medical Council liable for direct race discrimination. Dr. O Karim is an NHS doctor of African/ European ethnicity. Complaints were made against him in 2013/2014, culminating in a Fitness to Practice Tribunal (FTP) in 2018 (a tribunal that [...]

Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT)

Forstater v Centre for Global Development (EAT) Hello and welcome to our case of the week blog. This week’s case has been all over the news. It raises some interesting legal and ethical questions. We covered it a few weeks ago (at the time of its hearing at Tribunal level). The EAT has now delivered [...]

Maya Forstater v Centre for Global Development

Hello and welcome to our case of the week. This week’s case looks at philosophical beliefs. Particularly, whether a belief that biological sex cannot be changed is a philosophical belief capable of being a protected characteristic, giving protection from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010. Background It is first necessary to do some gender theory [...]

R (Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council and beyond…

Who exactly does the law consider ‘disabled’, is this soon to be changing, and what may this mean for employees and employers? R (Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council and beyond… The Equality Act 2010 defines who is ‘disabled’ for the purposes of UK disability discrimination law. It provides that a person is disabled if they [...]

By |2020-09-04T08:28:02+00:00September 4th, 2020|Disability Discrimination, Equality Act 2010|0 Comments