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Workplace Dress Codes: Equality and the Law

Workplace Dress Codes: Equality and the Law

Can an employer tell you what to wear? When Nicola Thorp was recently sent home from work, it was because of her refusal to comply with a company’s dress code request. She was asked to wear shoes with heels between 2 inches and 4 inches in height, and was sent home when she refused to […]

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Types of discrimination in the workplace

Types of discrimination in the workplace

Very few managers would openly admit to discriminatory behaviours, even to their closest friends. You might think that you would never discriminate, but the statistics would suggest that workplace discrimination is much more common than you might think. In 2013-2014: more than 3,000 racial discrimination claims were made against employers there were roughly 14,000 cases […]

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Bullying in the Workplace: A Guide

Bullying in the Workplace: A Guide

80%. When you’re talking about workplace bullying, 80% is a significant statistic. 80% of workers have experienced bullying in the workplace. Some of those will have been bullied once or twice, with issues later being resolved, whilst others will be victims of a relentless campaign of mistreatment or abuse that causes major difficulty. 80% of […]

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What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

What can employers ask about an employee’s medical conditions?

Medical conditions can seem like a complicated subject for employers. On the one hand they might affect an employee’s ability to work, or lead to changes and adaptations being required, but on the other hand medical conditions are a personal subject with details that an employee might not want to disclose. Employers have to know […]

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