Labour & European Law Review
29 October 2009
New research published recently by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) showed that racial discrimination in recruitment still exists towards ethnic minority applicants.
Under European law, employers are required to inform and consult workers (or their representatives) in the event of making collective redundancies.
Under legislation that applies only in Northern Ireland, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against someone because of their political opinion unless they support or approve of the use of violence for political ends.
Over a third of people have been refused the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), under the government’s new Work Capability Assessment, according to figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions.