It’s hard to believe that the #MeToo movement took off little more than two years ago. Not only has the movement empowered victims to speak up against harassment and encouraged employers to reflect on their approach to dealing with such allegations.
In the era of #MeToo, employers are under increasing pressure to stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace. Faced with a more knowledgeable and vocal workforce, employers must ensure that the workplace culture does not encourage or tolerate inappropriate conduct.
To date, an eclectic range of beliefs have acquired protection from discrimination at work, from beliefs in climate change, Scottish nationalism and the ability of mediums to communicate with the dead, to beliefs against lying, fox hunting and hare coursing. Therefore, one could be forgiven for thinking that a belief in vegetarianism would easily acquire protection.
Recent UK media headlines have focused on pioneering private medical treatment being offered to women to postpone the menopause by removing a piece of their ovary by keyhole surgery
The Claimant, Mrs Coffey, applied to the Wiltshire Constabulary to become a police constable. However, a medical examination revealed that she suffered from some hearing loss. Following Home Office guidance, the Wiltshire Constabulary arranged for a practical functionality test, which she passed.