What equality law means for you as an employer: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after a worker has left

What equality law means for you as an employer: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after a worker has left
Document type
Guidance
Corporate author(s)
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Publisher
Equality & Human Rights Commission
Date of publication
1 July 2011
Series
Equality Act 2010 Guidance for employers. Vol. 6 of 7.
Subject(s)
People management: all aspects of managing people
Collection
Business and management
Material type
Reports

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This guide is one of a series written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission to explain what employers must do to meet equality law, specifically with regard to dismissal, redundancy, retirement. The guide explains how an employer can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination. It recognises that smaller and larger employers may operate with different levels of formality, but makes it clear how equality law applies to everyone, and what this means for the way you (and anyone who already works for you) must do things. The guide covers the following situations and subjects:

  • Dismissing a worker, whether that is for misconduct or because they can no longer do their job
  • Making a worker redundant when their job is no longer needed
  • Retiring a worker, provided retirement can be objectively justified
  • Dealing with someone who used to work for you, for example if you are asked for a reference

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