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Race discrimination

Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated against on the basis of their race. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.

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Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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eBooks

The Library provides full text access to a selection of key business and reference eBooks from leading publishers. eBooks are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users. If you are unable to access an eBook, please see our Help and support advice or contact library@icaew.com.

Discrimination

These ten sections of the chapter on employment cover discrimination - the Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous discrimination legislation. Discrimination on the basis of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation is outlawed. In addition discrimination against people with criminal records, part-time workers, fixed-term workers and agency workers is also covered.

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Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

Eligible firms have free access to Bloomsbury Professional's comprehensive online library, comprising more than 60 titles from some of the country's leading tax and accounting subject matter experts. Find out who is eligible and how you can access the Core Accounting and Tax Service.

Discrimination

CMS Pensions Team Pensions Law Handbook 2021

A chapter on discrimination within the context of UK pensions law, covering the Equality Act 2010, sex discrimination/equal pay, age discrimination, same-sex partners, gender reassignment, temporary workers, disability discrimination, religion or belief discrimination, race discrimination, insurance and relevant case law.

Discrimination during employment

Accountants Legal Service 2020

A chapter on discrimination, covering the Equality Act 2010, harassment, victimisation, responsibility for employees and agents, the Codes of Practice, time limits and procedures, discrimination claims, compensation and other remedies and claims beyond the reach of discrimination legislation.

Recruitment

Accountants Legal Service 2020

A chapter on recruitment in this reference guide for accountants faced with an unfamiliar legal problem or query. Includes sections on data protection and discrimination against job applicants.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.

 

Race discrimination

July 2016

Acas advice offering an insight into how race discrimination can occur in the workplace and how it can be dealt with.

Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Business 'needs a wake up call on race'

The article discusses a survey done by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development on the careers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees in Great Britain which found that minority employees face challenges in the workplace based on race and ethnicity. Topics include mentorship, race discrimination, and diversity in the workplace

Handling Brexit harassment

The article discusses the need of employers in Great Britain to be aware of the risks of race-related harassment at work and take action to prevent risks. It states the need of any employers to address potential issues quickly and effectively to create a working environment were employees feel included and supported. It mentions that businesses should not ignore possible offensive comments

Bringing bias into the light

The article discusses biases in the workplace and several tips on how to prevent prejudices, stereotypes, and biases from influencing the employee hiring decisions of human resources personnel in America. The Implicit Association Test (IAT) for uncovering hidden biases about race, gender, and age is mentioned.

Race at Work Charter 2020 Survey report

Business in the Community October 2020

Representing the key findings of 2020 Race at Work Charter Survey, this report records the actions undertaken by the 114 employer participants.

Race discrimination

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Guidance from the EHRC on race discrimination including different types of race discrimination and circumstances when being treated differently due to race is lawful

Race discrimination

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPD factsheets, Q&As and case law on race discrimination. Registration required to view content.

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