It has come to my attention that two of my employees may be having a romantic relationship. What should I do and be aware of? Should I have a policy on this sort of thing?
Your first task is to work out whether this relationship is real (you refer o More...30 March 2011 12:22
This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
New guidance has been published today advising employers how they can help women who feel criticised for taking menopause-related sick leave and are embarrassed about discussing the issue.
The TUC has released the guidance to coincide with Internati More...08 March 2011 13:16
I have just received a discrimination questionnaire from one of my female employees, who has previously complained about not getting a promotion ahead of a male colleague. How do I deal with it properly? A person who believes that he or she has been More...08 March 2011 10:56
Listed companies should be required to report diversity progress on a "comply or explain basis" to boost the numbers of women in boardrooms, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). In a submission to the Davies review (subscr More...15 December 2010 09:39
Government plans to introduce breast-feeding facilities in the workplace have been criticised as being unfair on cash-strapped businesses and potentially leading to increased discrimination against women. Measures to encourage new moth More...29 November 2010 16:28
Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors and another
Ms Nixon was employed by Ross Coates Solicitors in Ipswich in a business development role. She was in a relationship with Mr Perrin, one of the solicitors.
In December 2007, Mr Coates organise More...18 October 2010 16:46
The spectre of quotas for women in the boardrooms of listed companies moved a step closer this week, with the European Commission launching a new five-year strategy for gender equality.
The strategy is based around five key priorities: gettin More...24 September 2010 12:11
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Forty-four outstanding UK organisations have been shortlisted across 9 categories in the 2010 Top Employers for Working Families Awards .
The awards, organised by leading work-life balance charity Working Families are uniquely validated by ind More...20 August 2010 15:49
The recent case of De Belin v Eversheds Legal Services Ltd has thrown yet another curve ball into the sex discrimination arena. John de Belin, an associate solicitor at Eversheds, was made redundant in preference to his female colleague, Ms Reinholz More...14 July 2010 13:51
Firearms officer Barbara Lynford, who won a sex discrimination case against Sussex Police, has been awarded £275,000 damages. According to the BBC , the award is primarily intended to cover lost income and potential earnings, and Lynford could win a More...15 June 2010 08:37
Northamptonshire County Council has apologised after it demanded a "female, white and non-Muslim" taxi driver in a contract.
A tender was issued by the council for private firms to bid for the contract, which involved transporting a vulnerable child More...11 June 2010 09:00
The Equality Act aims to let employers use positive action to boost workforce diversity. Daniel Thomas examines that and other provisions in the new legislation.
The coalition government placed equality at the heart of its employment policy pledg More...10 June 2010 10:46
Sex and age discrimination cases against the BBC have quadrupled in the past two years, according to the Telegraph .
Information released under the Freedom of Information Act show 12 women brought sex discrimination claims against the corpora More...08 June 2010 08:14
A female officer in the Royal Air Force (RAF) has been awarded more than £16,000 after she was removed from her post because she was pregnant.
An employment tribunal found the officer - who chose not to be named because she still serves in the More...03 June 2010 17:01
Pinsent Masons employment partner Jon Fisher says this case serves as a reminder to take a common sense approach when applying redundancy selection criteria.
Employers have been urged to look closely at their redundancy crite More...18 May 2010 16:01
A gulf has emerged between the political parties on the issue of women’s equality, a new poll shows. Equality campaign group The Fawcett Society asked approximately 400 parliamentary candidates whether they would support action on women’s inequality More...04 May 2010 12:16