Fawcett Society review – Sex Discrimination Law

The Fawcett Society launched a review into sex discrimination law in post-Brexit Britain in January 2017. The review will also consider current laws and how to best balance the rights of the individual with the responsibilities of the organisation.

The review was headed by Dame Laura Cox DBE (a retired High Court Justice) and co-ordinated by our Legal Fellow, Gay Moon.  Particular focus was given to:

  • Employment law and discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination, sexist dress codes, equal pay and pension provision;
  • The application of the definition of indirect discrimination;
  • Family friendly rights for parents and carers, including possible consolidation;
  • Harassment, including on the internet and social media;
  • Hate crime and its limits;
  • Multiple discrimination, particularly intersectional discrimination and whether Section 14 of the Equality Act 2010 in its current form is sufficient;
  • Public sector equality duty and specific duties; and
  • The balance of individual rights vs the responsibility of the organisation to promote equality.

Find more information on the Fawcett Society website.