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Herrington Carmichael
Our discrimination expert, Senior Solicitor Katie Harris, answers your questions on difficult discrimination issues in employment
Herrington Carmichael
It is well known that employers have an obligation to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees, and that they should not be treated unfavourably
Herrington Carmichael
In the case of Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice, the EAT considered whether the ‘absence of financial means' was sufficient to be considered a "legitimate interest" capable of justifying indirect age discrimination.
Herrington Carmichael
The case of Owen v AMEC Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd considered whether the withdrawal of an offer of an overseas posting due to health concerns amounted to disability discrimination.
Vistra
Unconscious bias is the result of our brains evolving to make decisions for our safety.
Hogan Lovells
In 2018 the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) launched an inquiry into the legal aspects of enforcing protection against discrimination and the EHRC's effectiveness
Hewitsons LLP
In the case of Meier v BT the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal (CA) had to consider whether an employer had sufficient knowledge of a job applicant's disabilities to trigger the employer's duty
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Ms Chikale and her employer, Mrs Okedina, are both Malawian nationals. Using false information, Mrs Okedina obtained a six month visa for Ms Chikale, and brought her into the country as a live in domestic worker.
Dentons
The Scottish courts have held that they can make protective orders against the assets of an employer where a claim is brought against that employer in the employment tribunal.
Wrigleys Solicitors
We take a brief look at some of the employment-related topics on which the Government is currently consulting.
Dentons
In this issue we look at some of the key employment law developments that have taken place over the past month. In particular, we examine: an employee pursuing a claim despite an illegal employment
Wrigleys Solicitors
"Current model is dependent on individual enforcement rather than seeking institutional change" say Committee.
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
Gary Lineker's recent comment on Match of the Day about two colleagues causes stir online….
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that covert recording by an employee will not always be a breach of the implied duty of trust and confidence
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that direct discrimination on grounds of perceived disability is unlawful. As the statutory definition of disability can include progressive conditions
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Government's consultation, Good Work Plan: establishing a new Single Enforcement Body for employment rights, seeks views by 6 October 2019 on the case for a new single enforcement body
Herbert Smith Freehills
In July 2019 the Government published its response to a consultation on extending redundancy protections to those on family leave, but without specifying any particular timetable for doing so.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with its proposals to regulate confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts
Wrigleys Solicitors
Employers can be vicariously liable for the actions of employees under the Equality Act 2010 ('EqA'10'). The issue of vicarious liability for losses caused by the wrongdoing
Herbert Smith Freehills
Our update this month takes a look at the periods of how fixed term contracts are calculated in Cambodia to avoid deemed permanent employment. Read more about that here.
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
In this, our 2019 mid-year alert, we look back at the key developments in UK employment law over the past six months and look forward to anticipated developments in the six months to come.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The Government has confirmed that it is going ahead with its proposals to regulate confidentiality clauses in settlement agreements and employment contracts
Hogan Lovells
Earlier in the year, the government ran two consultation exercises. One focussed on the use of confidentiality clauses
Taylor Vinters Via LLC
Gary Lineker's recent comment on Match of the Day about two colleagues causes stir online….
DAC Beachcroft LLP
Mr Forbes worked at London Heathrow Airport. One of his colleagues, Ms Stevens, posted an image of a golliwog on her private Facebook page with the caption "Let's see how far he can travel
Dentons
Since #MeToo brought non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) into the spotlight in late 2017, there has been a flurry of activity from government committees and regulatory bodies seeking to implement change.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
In the run up to electing a new leader, the Government have been busy publishing consultation responses and setting out more proposals for change in further consultations
Clyde & Co
Whilst the global conversation continues about the rising number of reports of sexual harassment inside and outside the workplace, scrutiny of how professional firms respond to these and other misconduct issues has increased.
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Recent UK media headlines have focused on pioneering private medical treatment being offered to women to postpone the menopause by removing a piece of their ovary by keyhole surgery, freezing it and then regrafting it...
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
In this issue of UK Employment Flash, we examine the latest employment law developments, news and insights from the UK, including the Court of Appeal's ruling regarding pay for fathers or other caregivers taking shared...
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