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UK Government Consultation: UK To Legislate On Use Of Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure) Agreements In The Workplace
At the end of 2018, a report from a committee of the UK parliament called on employers and regulators to take a more proactive role in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace
12 Aug 2019
How Should Organisations Present Gender Pay Gap Information?
The Government Equalities Office has published new research giving helpful guidance on clearer ways for employers to present pay gap data.
3 Jul 2018
Is The Shipping Industry Ready For UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting?
It's an acknowledged fact that women are significantly underrepresented in the shipping industry – accounting for just 2% of the workforce globally.
17 Aug 2017
Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Do we need more?
Today is International Women's Day. What originally started life in 1909 as a single protest organised by the Socialist Party of America in New York, is now a global event with the backing of the United Nations and some of the world's largest corporations
8 Mar 2017
EAT Decision Sheds New Light On Scope Of ACAS Code On Ill Health Dismissals
In this case, the Employment Tribunal had awarded the claimant, a security guard, compensation for unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination.
24 Jun 2016
Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Why It Matters Now
On 1 October 2016, regulations are expected to come into force in the UK which will require large private and voluntary sector employers to report annually on gender pay gap information.
16 May 2016
The Dismissal Of A Protected Employee In Consideration Of His/Her Repeated Or Long Sick Leaves Unrelated To An Occupational Disease Is Not Subject To A Prior Redeployment Obligation
Under French law, the dismissal of a ‘protected employee' i.e. an employee having a mandate of trade union or staff representative is subject to the prior authorisation of the French Labour Inspector.
25 Apr 2016
What's New For Employment Law In 2016?
Readers may be glad to know that there is (perhaps) a less-busy year on the horizon in terms of changes to UK employment law.
15 Jan 2016
Guidance On The Recruitment And Retention Of Transgender Staff In The UK
The UK Government has published new guidance for employers regarding the recruitment and retention of transgender staff.
15 Dec 2015
Government Announces Requirement For Large Employers To Publish Details Of Bonuses Awarded To Employees
This week, the Government announced a further measure aimed at eliminating gender pay inequality, requiring larger businesses with more than 250 employees to publish information regarding the bonuses awarded to their male and female employees.
28 Oct 2015
Three Key Employment Updates
We have summarised three of the most notable employment related updates for you to mull over while enjoying the summer sun.
25 Aug 2015
Indirect Discrimination Claim May Be Brought Where Claimant Does Not Have Protected Characteristic
In the case of CHEZ Razpredelenie Bulgaria, the European Court of Justice has extended the concept of indirect discrimination to cover those who do not have a protected characteristic, but who are associated with such people.
European Union
5 Aug 2015
Just How Wide Is The Band Of Reasonable Responses For Misconduct Dismissals?
In Newbound v Thames Water Utilities Ltd, the Court of Appeal has restored an Employment Tribunal's decision that the Claimant was unfairly dismissed for a breach of his employer's health and safety procedures.
3 Aug 2015
Closing The Gender Pay Gap
This week the Government confirmed it will issue regulations requiring employers who have 250 or more employees to publish gender pay information. This blog explores the impact for employers.
17 Jul 2015
UK Update - Type 2 Diabetes Controlled By Diet Is Not Automatically A Disability
In Metroline Travel v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") decided that employees with type 2 diabetes controlled by diet (rather than medication) are not automatically protected by disability discrimination legislation.
27 Mar 2015
Employment Appeal Tribunal Gives Guidance On What Constitutes Sufficient Knowledge Of A Disability To Give Rise To A Duty To Make Reasonable Adjustments
In Donelien v Liberata, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer did not have constructive knowledge of an employee’s disability, even though further steps could have been taken to investigate her condition.
23 Mar 2015
European Court Confirms Obesity Can Be A Disability Under EU Law
We discuss additional points made by the ECJ below.
European Union
22 Dec 2014
Gender Equality And Pay
This summer, 30 female managers, backed by the Transport Salaried Staff Association, launched an equal pay claim against Network Rail.
3 Dec 2014
Are Obese Workers Protected From Discrimination?
An opinion on whether an obese worker is protected under discrimination law has been issued by Advocate General Jääskinen.
11 Aug 2014
Victimisation Under The Equality Act 2010 - Ex-Employees Are Now Protected (Again!)
The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to subject an employee to detriment because they have raised (or are threatening to raise) a complaint about discrimination – so-called "victimisation."
27 Feb 2014
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