Prohibition of Discrimination in UK Law

  • Protection against religious discrimination in the workplace
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled in the cases of four individuals who were unsuccessful in their claims in the UK courts for religious discrimination at work.  All four applica...
    ......, who are practising Christians, brought claims relying on Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) and Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) of the European Convention on Human Rights. They claimed that UK law does not sufficiently protect their rights to freedom of ......
  • Backdating Pension Rights: Restrictions For Civil Partners And Part-Timers Upheld
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... is because those cases concerned claims of indirect sex discrimination (rather than being directly on the grounds of the claimants' status as ...He also argued that the prohibition of discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation is a fundamental ......
  • Direct Discrimination: Association And Perception
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ......On the other hand, in relation to sex, marital status, pregnancy, disability* and gender reassignment there is currently no clear prohibition of discrimination based on perception or association. In practice Review all training materials and equality and diversity statements/policies to ......
  • Bereavement Damages Regime Unlawful
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... (Right to respect for private and family life) and Article 14 (Prohibition of discrimination) of the ECHR, to the extent that it prevents cohabiting ......
  • Discrimination Based On Perception And Association
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... a particular age. However, in relation to sex and gender reassignment, there. is no prohibition of discrimination based on either perception. or association. The current law, as to whether less favourable treatment of. B by A amounts ......
  • Homophobia: Sex Discrimination By Another Name
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... of being a contravention of the right to respect for private life under the European Convention on Human Rights, when read with the prohibition of discrimination under Article 14 of the Convention. Therefore, had the acts complained of taken place after 2nd October 2000 Ms Pearce might have ......
  • Coleman v. Attridge Law - Impact Of ECJ's Ruling On Associative Disability Discrimination'
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Decision in Coleman v Attridge. Law. The European Court of Justice has decided that the. prohibition of discrimination against employees on ground of. disability under the European Directive for Equal Treatment is. not limited to employees ......
  • New Belgian Rules On Affirmative Action For Private Employers
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... adverse effects related to protected criteria in the anti-discrimination legislation (such as age, sexual orientation, etc.). Measures of ve action are exceptions to the principled prohibition of discrimination intended to ensure full equality in practice. Only by ......
  • Gender Based Actuarial Factors - What Now For Pension Schemes?
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    ...... Pay Directive.  This Directive specifically prohibits sex discrimination in occupational pension schemes.  However, like the Goods and Services ... did not "comment on the compatibility of that factor with the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of sex under European Union law".  The point ......
  • Civil Partnerships: Time For The Government To Decide Which Way To Jump
    • Mondaq UK
    ...... a potential violation of their human rights under Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination) and Article 8 (right to respect for private and family ......
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