Legal Aspects of Business Law

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LEGAL ASPECTS OFBUSINESS
Table of ContentsISSUE..............................................................................................................................................1LAW................................................................................................................................................1Application.......................................................................................................................................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
ISSUEIn the given case, Adam is an individual who owns a small cafeteria in London andemploys number of part time staff members who wait on tables and work behind the counter(Lefever, 2012). In past few months Adam's realised that takings are not matching with receiptsand he is short by a few hundred pounds. As all the members of staff have access to till and workbehind the counter on rotational basis. Adam mentioned about missing money to staff in ameeting. After meeting, a staff member Jane appeared quite agitated when this explanation wasgiven. This puts Jane in suspicious position and another staff member also informed Adam thatJane was acting suspiciously while ringing an order into till. Adam asked Jane to meet him in hisoffice, as he wanted to talk about missing money. Jane got agitated and when she came to meetAdam she said she is pregnant and she will need to take maternity leave in few months. Now,Adam is confused as he does not any proof against Jane to find her culprit for steeling moneyand dismiss her. On the other side he also heard many stories about pregnant women who suingtheir employers for wrongful dismissal during pregnancy time.LAWEQUITY ACT, 2010The equity act, 2010 legally protracts people from discrimination at workplace and inwider society. This law replaces various other provisions and make the law easier to understandand strengthening protection in some situations. Equity act, 2010 have various compliance thatneed to be followed by employees and employer at workplace. This act contains certainsituations that are termed as unlawful to certain persons. This act is applicable whendiscrimination is done on basis of age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, genderreassignment, sex, religion and belief, sex orientation (Lambooy, 2014). This act protects onefrom discrimination under various situations some are as follows-Discrimination at workplace on basis of genderDiscrimination in public services such as law, education in schools and collagesWhen business organisation serves public at large in restaurant cinema hallsWhile providing transportation servicesWhen a person joins club and organisationsDiscrimination in public bodies like government departments while serving nation.1
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