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Equality And Diversity Act – ML Solicitors; Do you operate in full compliance with the Equality act Diversity Act at your organisation in York? The highly qualified and experienced legal team at Michael Lewin Solicitors could offer advice and assistance to ensure that your company policies procedures and practices fully comply with all equality and diversity legislation to minimise the potential for disputes to arise that concern discrimination that could have serious repercussions for your business.
An article published by HR Grapevine on Tuesday 30th of July 2013 discusses a new programme – ‘Sex and the Office’ – which explores the perception of professional women.
The article tells is that "A new radio programme exploring the change in attitude of relationships within an office environment airs later today".
It explains "Lucy Kellaway Financial Times columnist has recently been tracing the origins of office culture in a series of episodes on Radio 4. Her most recent episode entitled ‘Sex and the Office’ is number seven of a ten part series. Kellaway identifies the change in the attitudes to sex within the workplace."
Has an employee issued an employment tribunal claim against you to failures to comply with the Equality and Diversity Act within your company in York? If an employee has brought legal action against you to an employment tribunal the intelligent skilled and driven legal personnel and Michael Lewin Solicitors could assist you in striving to achieve the best possible outcome available to you from alternative dispute resolution methods are swiftly and cost effectively as possible but could also provide outstanding legal representation to work to protect the best interests of your business at a tribunal hearing when necessary.
The above-mentioned article goes on to say that "Regular viewers of Mad Men will know how different the present-day office environment is from the one portrayed in the show".
It reports that Kellaway says: "In the last 60 years or so our attitude to sex work has moved from denial to delight the disapproval to disallowing. The prevailing mood has changed so often that it’s been hard to keep up so how did we come to be so confused?
"Human beings have always been prone to a spot of bad behaviour but when women arrived in the office the opportunities are misbehaving reached a whole new level. And the object of desire?The secretary of course."
These issues can cause considerable complications for employers. Sex and sexual orientation are ?protected characteristics? under the Equality Act 2010. This means it is unlawful to treat an employee less favourably or harass them on the grounds of the particular personal characteristic that they have. Vicarious liability means an employer can be liable for the axe or omissions of its employees provided it can be shown that they took place in the course of their employment. This means if any member of staff feels that they have been discriminated against or harassed in the workplace due to their sex the employer may be liable to have tribunal claim brought against them by the employee.
For more information on the expert services the extremely dedicated team of professionals at Michael Lewin Solicitors could offer you to ensure that you remain fully comply with the Equality and Diversity Act your organisation in York call our helpful advisers today on: 0113 200 9720.
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