License to sue?

2003

Law firms have been inundated with requests from City banks to update them on employment policies and internal procedures to cope with the new laws on sexual and religious discrimination that come into force in the UK this week.

According to the Evening Standard, "employers are particularly worried by a new statutory offence of harassment, which could spell the end of office banter - particulary prevalent on the male-dominated trading floors of the City's banks."

And the paper notes ominously that with no cap on discrimination compensation, the temptation to sue may be irresistible.

Evening Standard | Firms fear new equality laws