Why do we need employment acts?

This act makes it illegal to be discriminated against on the grounds of gender. And they must be paid the same has man or women. Man and women should be treaded the same when applying for a job if they are single married and don't have children or if they do have children. Direct discrimination is where one gender is excluded. E. g. only men can apply for this job. The race relations act 1976 This act makes it unlawful for anyone to be discriminated against on the grounds of skin colour, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

You are not allowed to put sign in the windows all anywhere around your business E. G. Only apply if you are English. Both direct and indirect discriminated apply e. g. only white people apply. The disability discrimination act 1995 only applys to a business with over 15 employee. This Act is concern with discrimination against people with disabilities in employment when obtaining good and service renting buying property or land. This can be disability from physical sensory or mental but must be long term. They must treat them the same and adjust their workbench.

This only applys to business with 15 employee or more Example of employment rights act 1996 A woman is demoting after she comes back from maternity leave the company said they where making it easy for her to work now she has a baby. Thursday, 10 October, 2002 A call centre worker – who was among 900 who lost their jobs in Pembroke Dock when ITV Digital collapsed – has launched a claim for unfair dismissal. Martin Davies, 46, a former employee of the 7C company, which provided customer services to ITV Digital subscribers, said he had not been given enough redundancy notice.

The industrial tribunal hearing in Cardiff on Thursday was told that 7C had made more than 100 employees redundant after a consultation period of 31 days. Mr Davies claims employees were due 90 days of consultation and the company's failure to do so amounted to unfair dismissal. Merit 2 Example of Sex discrimination act 1975 A Company sales advertise for a saleswoman to sell coats in their store. They argue that most of their customs are female so a woman would be better. Tuesday, 14 January, 2003

A Coventry woman has won her case for sex discrimination against her former employers West Midlands Police. Jackie Griffin, 33, was training to be a scenes of crime officer, but left the job suffering from depression. She claimed she became depressed as a result of working irregular hours that did not allow her to care for her diabetic son. A tribunal on Monday found West Midlands Police guilty of unfair dismissal and sex discrimination. Ms Griffin was forced into a position where she had to make a choice between her son's welfare or her job.

Example of race relations act 1976 A local council advertises for a housing office worker who must be able to speak both Undu and Gujerati. A spokesman says this is because many of their tenants are Asian and ethnic minority workers are under represented on the housing staff. Friday, 22 November, 2002 A French court has ordered Paris's most famous cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, to pay a fine of 10,000 Euro (10,000 dollars) for racial discrimination, after it refused to hire a black African as a waiter.

The court also imposed a 3,000-euro fine on an employee who told the Senegalese-born applicant, Abdoulaye Marega, that the Moulin Rouge employed blacks only the kitchen. The Moulin Rouge – home of the French Can Can dancers – and its exotic shows featuring topless dancers attract busloads of tourists every week. Mr Marega, 22, responded to an advertisement for a waiter in 2000, and passed the telephone vetting procedure but ran into trouble when the question of his nationality arose.

At that point, one Moulin Rouge manager, Micheline Beuzit, reportedly told him the cabaret did "not recruit people of colour for the dining room but possibly in the kitchen". After the verdict was announced, Mr Marega said it showed that France was "a country of human rights, not a racist country". Secret recording The French anti-discrimination group SOS Racism took up the case and investigated it in 2001. After sending another black waiter to apply for the job and seeing his application turned down as well, the group and Mr Marega brought the matter to court, backed up by footage shot with a hidden camera.

Officials later found that whilst all-white staff worked in the Moulin Rouge's dining room, all of the employees in the kitchen were black. Mr Marega was awarded 4,500 Euro in damages and SOS-Racism received a further 2,300 Euro. Example of disability discrimination A company dismissal a warehouse operator who has been proved to be stealing items at regular intervals. Britain's most senior military officer has attacked proposals for disabled people to be allowed to join the armed forces. Under European proposals, disabled people will be able to join up for non-combat roles in the military.

But Chief of the Defence Staff, General Sir Charles Guthrie dismissed the idea, as "ill-conceived" and said that any soldier had to be ready to fight Badly designed buildings and patronising staffs are still discriminating against disabled people despite new laws, according to a new report. Disability charity Scope says disabled people feel barred from many shops, pubs, banks, leisure centres and cinemas because of obstacles such as steps and stairs. The charity's New Left out survey of 500 UK businesses revealed that three-quarters posed at least one entry problem for disabled people.