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Cancer and discrimination at work

A survey carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support/YouGov of 2,142 adults living with cancer has concluded that more people living with cancer are experiencing discrimination at work now than in previous years, despite the introduction of the Equality Act in … Continue reading

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The ageing workforce

According to a 2011 POST briefing* on the ageing workforce, low birth rates and increasing average life expectancies will lead to greater pressure on the working-age population to support retirees financially and through care. One way to help to reduce … Continue reading

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Volunteers – protected against discrimination under the Equality Act?

The Equality Act 2010 (Equality Act) aims to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all (see our blog from September 2012 for more information on the Equality Act). However, there is often some doubt as … Continue reading

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There is no exemption from mental health problems

It was reported in January 2012 that Leeds United defender Andy O’Brien was to resume training after receiving treatment for depression. In November 2011 he had refused to play in a match against Bolton, which led to his being disciplined. … Continue reading

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Legislation and discrimination against people with mental illness

Earlier this year the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill was introduced to the House of Lords with the aim of reducing the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness by repealing certain pieces of legislation that are considered to prevent … Continue reading

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HIV and discrimination in the workplace

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens the body’s immune system and can progress to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which interferes with the immune system and makes sufferers susceptible to infections. Although HIV cannot be cured, it can be effectively treated … Continue reading

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