Website updates November to December 2019

Harassment of workers by third parties, eg customers In Bessong v Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust a mental health nurse was assaulted and racially abused by a patient. The employment tribunal held the employer was liable for ‘indirect discrimination’ under s.19 EqA, as regards its failure to ensure all racial abuse was reported. This part … Read moreWebsite updates November to December 2019

Website updates September to October 2019

EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and election Brexit page updated for these: See Brexit>Where we are. Leaving EU membership (exit day) has now been postponed to 31st January 2020, or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified in 2019. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, now pulled from Parliament, broadly European Union law would continue to apply … Read moreWebsite updates September to October 2019

Stammering Pride and Prejudice: book

New book launched September 2019. ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’ challenges the stereotype that stammering is inherently negative. It positions stammering as a different, valuable and respected way of speaking. It is the first published book exploring stammering from the perspective of the social model of disability, written for people who stammer and … Read moreStammering Pride and Prejudice: book

Website updates July to August 2019

Proposed changes on enforcement of Equality Act Proposals in various reports on enforcing the Equality Act, including two 2019 reports: House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee: Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC, July 2019; Equality and Human Rights Commission: Access to legal aid for discrimination cases, June 2019. … Read moreWebsite updates July to August 2019

50 Million Voices: stuttering and work

50 Million Voices is the campaign bringing together leaders from across the world to collaborate, share good practice, and transform the world of work for people who stammer. Societal bias means that millions of people who stammer are either unemployed or in jobs which are well below their potential. Employers and colleagues often falsely equate intelligence … Read more50 Million Voices: stuttering and work

Website updates to April 2019

Recent updates to this website. April 2019 Update of the three Vento bands for compensation for injury to feelings in employment cases. March 2019 Main post-16 page updated, including more on STUC (Stammerers Through University Consultancy), www.stuc-uk.org. Also Oral exams, and assessed presentations page updated with further adjustments to exams, from STUC conference in January … Read moreWebsite updates to April 2019