Employment law and equalities
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Employment law and equalities book
This chapter addresses some of the reasons practices need to address the ways they work, and put right any wrongs. The new Human Rights Act and the Employment Relations Act have highlighted a need for the National Health Service to be acutely aware of anti-discriminatory practice. Under the Human Rights Act, the right to equal treatment opens up the risk of employment claims from women who allege discrimination based on sexual discrimination at source. Employment law can be formulated by: statute law, case law, European Community Directives, and court decisionscommon law. Employees will be able to ask employers to delete information that is unwarranted or causes distress or damage. If employers find it difficult to justify comments that are irrelevant to job performance, these comments must be removed. The TUC are calling for effective workplace policies that ensure employees are supported, not punished.