Discrimination, equal pay, gender pay reporting and whistleblowing

This section explains the law on discrimination, equal pay and gender pay reporting and the protection given to whistleblowers. The law protects fixed and part time workers from being discriminated against because of their status and this section summarises the position. We also look at equality policies and their benefits and the role of monitoring and positive action in promoting equal opportunities.

For discrimination in relation to pensions, see the Discrimination in pensions.

  • Discrimination

    We explain the principles of discrimination law, explain when you can be liable for acts of your employees, and outline the ‘all reasonable steps’ defence.

  • Equal pay

    We explain the law on equal pay, how to respond when employees ask what colleagues are paid and summarise what an equal pay audit involves.

  • Gender pay reporting

    We explain the law on gender pay gap reporting, how to calculate your gender pay gap and best practice in presenting the figures.

  • Good equality practice

    We explain the benefits of having an equality and diversity policy, and advise you on how to ensure this policy is effective.

  • Whistleblowing

    We explain the protection given to a whistleblower if they’ve raised their concerns in the right way, and advise you on dealing with whistle blowing.

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