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The Lawdown Episode 30: The Ritz job applicant afro hair ban; CBI allegations of misconduct and Boots “less abled” parking signs

We are delighted to share Episode 30 of The Lawdown, our regular podcast discussing the latest key employment, discrimination and partnership law-related news stories, and the interesting legal issues behind them!

In our latest episode of The Lawdown, Partners Beth Hale and Emma Bartlett and Senior Associate Pooja Dasgupta discuss the following:

  1. The Ritz job applicant informed of afro hair ban – we discuss the potential discriminatory impact of “employee [hair] grooming” policies and how to prevent such behaviour/practices, and look at the adoption of the Halo Code (the UK’s first Black Hair code).
  2. The recent investigations into allegations of misconduct at the CBI, the Fire brigade and the Met.
  3. Finally, we discuss how the unintended Boots sign relabelling disabled parking at certain sites as being parking for the “less abled” reminds us of the ongoing need to be considerate of choice of language and terminology in respect of disabilities.

All 30 episodes are available on various podcast platforms – please click the links below to listen and subscribe:

Apple Podcasts

We hope you enjoy our latest episode! Please get in touch by emailing us at info@cm-murray.com if you would like any information on the topics discussed or if you would like to suggest a story for us to cover in a future episode.

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