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New Vento Bands For Injury to Feelings Awards

There are new ‘Vento’ guidelines for injury to feelings awards in discrimination claims presented after 6 April 2019. The new bands are: lower band (less serious cases): £900 to £8,800 middle band: £8,800 to £26,300 upper band (the most serious cases): £26,300 to £44,000 This annual update to the Vento guidelines, setting out the bands

Discrimination because of religion or belief

All employers should already be aware that treating an employee differently because they are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, black, white etc can result in legal action. But, can you be accused of discriminating against another person’s philosophical belief’s? “Religious or philosophical belief” is one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. And unlike

Government Equalities Office has published new guidance on dress codes & sex discrimination

Setting a workplace dress code – your responsibilities as an employer Dress codes are seen as a legitimate part of an employer’s terms and conditions. There are many different reasons why employees may be asked to wear a uniform. For example, an employee may be asked to wear a uniform to communicate a corporate image