Category Archives: Equality Act

Creative Media – for or against discrimination?

I was intrigued to hear Rowan Atkinson’s thoughts about how the creative industries are “inappropriate environments for anti-discrimination legislation”.  His comments came in a letter to Radio 4’s Media Show which had previously reported on Miriam O’Reilly’s victory against the BBC at a … Continue reading

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Is a Racist Comment Racism? – a question of sport and beyond!

It was never my intention to turn this blog into a sports report, but who could have predicted such furore as we have seen/heard since the decision last week to remove the England captaincy from John Terry – he has … Continue reading

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The Human Rights Act – yes or no?

Last week’s argument about the Human Rights Act (HRA) between the UK’s Justice Minister and Home Secretary seems to have been an incredibly petty affair. With Chris Huhne, another senior politician, involved too, accusations and apologies were flying about! When … Continue reading

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Claims for Unfair Dismissal – extending the qualifying period

The Conservative Party Conference is offering plenty of stimulation for bloggers and other writers with an interest in equality. This morning I read that George Osborne is proposing a change to employment law in respect of the amount of time … Continue reading

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Men Only Sports Club – unacceptable!

This post is not as contemporary as some I write, but was away last week, so I hope you will excuse the slight belatedness of this comment, which once again uses sport as its stimulus. I have kept it deliberately … Continue reading

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Give Youth a Chance – don’t prejudge

On reading an article in yesterday’s Guardian Online with the catchy title “Rising employment, flourishing businesses: why Camden is different” I noted how the writer, Councillor Sarah Hayward, Camden’s cabinet member for community, regeneration and equalities, explains that the 25,000 … Continue reading

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Equalities – it’s just political correctness gone mad, or is it?

On the radio yesterday morning there was a discussion of some interest about Health and Safety in the workplace. During the subsequent phone-in, I was hearing comments that remind me of many meetings with employers and small/medium business owners who … Continue reading

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