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Obesity can constitute a 'disability' for the purposes of the EU's Employment Equality Directive in circumstances where it "hinders the full and effective participation" of a person in the workplace, the EU's highest court has ruled. 19 Dec 2014
A government-backed scheme designed to improve transparency on workplace gender equality issues is now supported by 200 employers, the government has said. 14 Aug 2014
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The number of claims referred to employment tribunals may have dropped by as much as 79% in the year since fees were introduced, according to figures produced for the Trade Unions Congress (TUC). 31 Jul 2014
New requirements to ensure employers give “fair consideration” to Singaporeans applying for jobs in the city state take effect from 1 August 2014. 17 Jul 2014
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Everyone has an age and since October 2006, all employees have been able to take legal action against their employer if they believe they have been discriminated against on age grounds. The impact of age laws is likely to be very significant and it is essential for employers to gear themselves up for the challenges the new laws will bring.
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