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Is veganism a protected characteristic?

This question was alluded to by the Employment Tribunal in the case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others, click here for our previous article on this case. In this case it was held that being a vegetarian was not…

HIV Discrimination: Advice for employees and employers

Gareth Thomas’s brave revelations about living with HIV have inspired others living with the condition to open up about their experiences. Often individuals diagnosed with HIV can experience stigma in a number of arenas, including their workplace being a significant…

All tied up in knots?

Can a massage given in the workplace constitute harassment related to sex? A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision confirmed that a female manager massaging a male employee’s shoulders in an open plan office, whilst unwanted conduct, was not “related to…

Is Vegetarianism a protected characteristic?

Facts The Claimant, Mr G Connisbee, raised concerns that he was discriminated against because he was a vegetarian. The Claimant resigned from his employment after 5 months of service, alleging that the reason he resigned was because of the way he…

World Mental Health Day

As the stigma surrounding mental health continues, World Mental Health Day is campaigning to raise awareness of hidden mental health conditions so that sufferers have the necessary support. Mental health and the workplace The TUC released some staggering statistics today, revealing only…