United Kingdom

England: Sex/gender, race, disability and age discrimination in access to healthcare

This document outlines legislation in England that prohibits gender, race, disability and age discrimination in access to healthcare.

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UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Rules in Favour of Male Claimants in Equal Pay Case

London, 3 July 2009 

In a ruling handed down by the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (McAvoy, Llewellyn and others v. South Tyneside BC, Hartlepool BC, and Middlesbrough BC), on the 24 June 2009, a group of male employees successfully brought an equal pay claim against their employers – three Borough Councils in North-East England – who denied them the same settlements as their female co-workers following the successful claims of their female co-workers’ to equal pay.