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A 'Fatherhood Penalty'?: UK Inquiry Asks Whether Fathers Are Being Failed In The Workplace
A report recently published by the work-life charity Working Families and Bright Horizons has found that UK workplaces are failing to support fathers' wishes to take an active role in raising their children.
UK
10 Feb 2017
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Thought For The Year: From A Binary To A Non-Binary World - Social Progress, But Legal Challenge?
Two very important issues that will continue to play out during 2017 and beyond are; the "workers" rights debate and how to make transgender people feel welcome.
UK
16 Jan 2017
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Rocket Or Damp Squib? Government Consults Once Again On GMP Sex Equality
Having consulted on draft Regulations in 2012, DWP has now issued a further Consultation proposing a new approach and method for GMP equalisation.
UK
29 Dec 2016
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Breastfeeding At Work
A recent landmark ruling involving EasyJet has found that failure to make adjustments to assist breastfeeding women express milk at work could amount to discrimination.
UK
8 Nov 2016
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Employer Tips: Managing Workers With Serious Medical Conditions
ACAS has issued new guidance to assist employers in managing staff who have long-term or potentially life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer, HIV and multiple sclerosis.
UK
25 Oct 2016
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Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: Beyond A Joke?
A recent survey by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) shows that sexual harassment in the workplace is widespread despite legislation outlawing it.
UK
3 Oct 2016
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Disability Discrimination: What Amounts To A Reasonable Adjustment?
Companies often ask what adjustments need to be made if they employ someone with a long term illness.
UK
23 Sep 2016
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In Counsel Update - Summer 2016
The last few weeks have been marked by political and economic turmoil in the UK following the outcome of the EU referendum.
UK
26 Jul 2016
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Expecting Staff To Work Long Hours? This Could Be Discrimination
In a recently reported case involving a brokerage firm, the Employment Appeals Tribunal ("EAT") has opened the way to discrimination claims based on expectations in the workplace.
UK
27 Jun 2016
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Publishing Gender Pay Gap Information – Are You Ready?
New Regulations, which come into effect in October 2016 provide that large employers will need to publish information on wage and bonus differences between men and women.
UK
24 Feb 2016
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Christmas Present - A Look At Current Employment Issues
An employer in France did not renew the contract of an employee after one year because she refused to remove the headscarf that she wore for religious reasons.
UK
29 Dec 2015
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Christmas Past - A Summary Of The Years Key Employment Cases
The ECJ overturned the earlier EAT decision that had to be considered together for the purposes of collective consultation.
UK
29 Dec 2015
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Christmas Future - What Is To Come In 2016?
Employers with at least 250 employees will need to publish a report on pay by gender within their organisation, with a potential fine for non-compliance.
UK
29 Dec 2015
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Same-Sex Relief For Trustees And Employers
Having joined his employer's pension scheme in 1980, Mr Walker entered into a registered civil partnership in January 2006.
UK
1 Dec 2015
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Ill Health: Factors To Consider For Capability Dismissals
The Claimant, Mrs Harris, was employed as a Senior Education Welfare Officer and it was accepted that she had a disability.
UK
1 Dec 2015
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Expansion Of The Right To Claim Discrimination By Association?
When the Equality Act 2010 ("EA") came into force, it was drafted to prohibit discrimination by association in relation to claims for direct discrimination and also for harassment.
UK
2 Nov 2015
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The Potential Employment Law Landscape After 7 May 2015
We are now in the final stretch before the General Election. The manifestos are published and the parties are hot on the campaign trail.
UK
5 May 2015
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Inadequate Grievance Investigation Leads To An Uplift In Claimant's Injury To Feelings Award
The recent case of Southern v Britannia Hotels Ltd is a useful lesson to employers on how not to conduct an investigation.
UK
5 May 2015
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Why Can't Men Have Babies?
It's now time for businesses to start planning how they are going to deal with Shared Parental Leave, as the legislation comes into force on 1st December 2014.
UK
3 Oct 2014
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The Law Bites Back: Is Obesity A Disability?
The Advocate General's opinion in a recent Danish case may mean that severely or morbidly obese workers could be disabled under discrimination law.
UK
11 Aug 2014
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