Discrimination

Information on discrimination and harassment laws, equal opportunities and equal pay.

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) :: Harassment and victimisation

Harassment is a separate type of claim to discrimination but linked to it …

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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) :: Equal pay

The Equal Pay Act (NI) 1970 provides that a woman employed at an establishment in Northern Ireland is entitled to enjoy contractual terms that are as favourable as those of a male comparator in the same employment, provided the woman and the man are employed to carry out like work, work rated as equivalent or work of equal value …

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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) :: Discrimination

In Northern Ireland, there is no direct equivalent to the Equality Act 2010 …

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United Kingdom :: Victimisation and harassment

An employee will be protected against discrimination not only in cases of direct and indirect discrimination, but also where the employee is victimised — that is, discriminated against because of having sought to exercise statutory rights to claim protection against discrimination …

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United Kingdom :: Litigation in discrimination cases

◉ Time limits The statutory time limit for bringing a discrimination claim is three months from the date when the alleged act of discrimination took place …

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United Kingdom :: Equal pay

◉ Legislation and coverage Under the UK Equal Pay legislation, an employee is entitled to the same terms of employment, including pay, as any employee of the opposite sex who is doing like or similar work; work which is equally rated under a job evaluation scheme; or work of equal value …

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United Kingdom :: Remedies and enforcement

◉ Compensation Where there is a complaint of unlawful discrimination on any of the protected grounds, there is no statutory maximum limit on the amount of compensation that may be awarded by the Employment Tribunals …

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United Kingdom :: Discrimination and Equality Act

◉ Legislation and Coverage Under UK law there is no general prohibition against discrimination …

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United Kingdom :: Disability discrimination

◉ Statutory concepts The concepts applicable to disability discrimination in the Equality Act 2010 differ slightly compared to the other protected characteristics …

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United Kingdom :: Age discrimination

◉ Statutory concepts Age discrimination is statutorily regulated under the Equality Act 2010, which implements the age provisions of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive 2000/78/EC and prohibits direct and indirect age discrimination and age-related harassment and victimisation at work …

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