Employment Law Glossary F - J

Indirect discrimination

A type of discrimination in which a neutral "provision criterion or practice" causes greater disadvantage to one group than another on the basis of a shared 'protected characteristic' under the Equality Act 2010. Indirect discrimination can be justified by an employer.

See indirect discrimination

Injury to feelings

A type of loss that is awarded in discrimination cases only. It compensates someone who has suffered discrimination for the distress they suffer. Awards are normally assessed using the 'Vento' guidelines up to £30,000.

See Injury to feelings in discrimination cases

Interim relief

In some types of dismissal an Employment Tribunal can make an order that a contract of employment continues or for reinstatement or re-engaement of the employee. The employee must aply to the tribunal within 7 days of the dismissal.

See Interim relief

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Zero increases by 26%

The Office for National Statistics has released new figures that show nearly 700,000 people work on zero hours contracts - up 26% from last year.  The problems caused by these contracts will require a significant change in the law.

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