No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices

    First published on The Fifth Column, July 2015   Could you be fired for your lifestyle, hair, or past job? It could be more likely than you think. We tend to think that we’re protected by antidiscrimination and labour laws. But people have been fired for being an unmarried mother, previously being aContinue reading “No legal protection for employees fired for their lifestyle, appearance or family choices”

Families, minority communities and social workers: how antidiscrimination and labour rights for social workers can help families

In current UK practice, families are often matched with social workers and case workers who can best understand them. This means that, ideally, queer social services clients are matched with queer social workers, and minority clients with minority social workers, and so on. But there isn’t really a “so on” because that’s where it stops.Continue reading “Families, minority communities and social workers: how antidiscrimination and labour rights for social workers can help families”