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Jun
01
2018

Disability and knowledge of the consequence

In the case of City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal (COA) upheld a decision that an employer was liable for discrimination arising from a disability when..

May
18
2018

Asking employee if he still supported ISIS was not discrimination due to previous comments

In Bakkali v GMB (South) Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that asking a Moroccan Muslim bus driver whether he "still supported Islamic State" was neither direct discrimination nor harassment..

Apr
20
2018

Shared Parental Leave – Failure to enhance is not discrimination

The EAT have held that an employer’s failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) to a male employee when it did pay enhanced maternity leave to female employees was..

Apr
13
2018

Mind the Gap: Following up on Gender Pay Gap Reporting

After much press coverage in the build up to the reporting deadline of 4 April 2018, organisations employing more than 250 employees have now published their gender pay gap data..

Apr
06
2018

Ending Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In the wake of various high profile sexual harassment stories in both the UK and the US, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken several steps to improve..

Mar
06
2018

Employer’s date of knowledge of pregnancy is key

The EAT has held that in a case for a pregnancy related unfair dismissal, the key date in analysing the decision to dismiss is when the employer becomes aware of..

Mar
06
2018

Limiting LTIP award to those over 55 was justified

In Air Products Plc v Cockram, the claimant was part of his employer’s defined benefit pension scheme which allowed access to pension at 50 years of age. ..

Feb
22
2018

Employers “Living in the Dark Ages” when it comes to pregnant women and new mothers, says Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

A YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has exposed that 41% of managers think pregnancy in the workplace places “an unnecessary cost burden”..

Feb
16
2018

Employers should make their own decision on disability

An employer does not have to take every possible step possible to establish whether an employee is disabled. The test is what an employer could reasonably be expected to know...

Feb
07
2018

A snapshot of the Sex Discrimination Law Review

The Fawcett Society recently published its analysis of the efficacy of sex discrimination law in the UK (“the Report”). Whilst acknowledging the efforts made in this area to date, the..



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