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Issues around workplace discrimination are becoming more and more complex as the global legal landscape changes on an increasingly regular basis.  Companies can often find that their own corporate ethics and policies are at odds with the legal requirements in a foreign country and it is, therefore, increasingly imperative that HR professionals, line managers and consultants are sensitive to, and aware of, the various legislative demands of this area.

This section is designed to give the reader an insight into current legal obligations in the United Kingdom and covers such topics as sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age discrimination and equal pay.  With unlimited compensation payable, employers who fail to train staff and enforce anti-discrimination policies may pay a high price.

Specialist advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, action based on the contents of this site which is only intended as a brief note.  If you require specific advice on any aspect of this section or on any other UK employment related matters, please contact David Bickford or another member of the Penningtons Employment Team.

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