Month: March 2016

Is it discriminatory to ask an employee to speak English at work?

No, provided that the reason why the request is being made is not due to the employee’s race, which includes colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins. In the recent case of Kelly v Covance Laboratories Ltd, the Claimant, who is of Russian origin, was asked by her employer to speak in English rather than in …

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Barmaids, handyman and various other barred by law – Equality Watchdog!

Companies or recruiters who advertise for a waitress or a handyman and newsagents who put a sign up in their window for a paper boy face prosecution, according to new guidance issued by the equality watchdog. Anyone advertising for someone of a specific sex, age or nationality — including a Polish builder — could be …

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