Equality FAQs Are my organisations’ rules on personal appearance and dress breaching the legislation? Are there length of service implications under the equality legislation? If an employee is harassed/sexually harassed/discriminated against at work is the employer liable? What does vicarious liability mean? What is considered as discrimination? What legislation protects equality and diversity in employment? Where are discrimination cases heard? Who has the burden of proof in claims of discrimination? Who is protected under the equality legislation?