The Government has published a second consultation on equal pay audits, after it initially consulted on the subject as part of its Modern Workplaces consultation in 2011.
The Government's response to the first consultation confirmed that employment More...23 May 2013 16:01
Kenny and others v Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform and others The claimants in this case are Ms Kenny and 13 other female civil servants employed to perform clerical duties for the Irish police force, the Garda. Between 2000 and 2005, t More...20 May 2013 15:52
A new standard for equality in the workplace has been launched by businesses in conjunction with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the CBI. The National Equality Standard (NES) is described as the first diversity and inclusion initi More...20 May 2013 15:52
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Employers have to expect a certain amount of staff sickness absence and many implement initiatives to keep such leave to a minimum. However, when employees suffer from conditions that can mean many weeks or months More...17 May 2013 12:54
Summary Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to more detailed guidance below. Recognise that there is a statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 for employers to safeguard against discrimination on grounds of disability, and that this applies More...10 May 2013 13:11
An employment tribunal has found in favour of a city banker's claim that she was victimised when her employer dismissed her after having discovered that she was suing her previous employer for sex discrimination. Justin Govier from IBB Solicitors looks More...29 April 2013 13:01
A list of the top 50 employers for women has been published, detailing the organisations that are making the most progress in workplace gender equality. The list, published by The Times and Opportunity Now, the gender campaign from Business in the More...19 April 2013 08:45
Council pays employee more than £500,000 following false theft allegation A former council employee has been awarded a settlement of more than half... More...12 April 2013 12:00
Research published today has shown that while the proportion of female directors in FTSE companies has continued to increase in the past year, the rate of increase has slowed over the past six months.
The findings were published in the latest survey More...10 April 2013 16:04
With an increasing number of British adults classed as overweight or obese, the issue of whether or not obesity can be classed as a disability is a thorny issue employment law cannot avoid dealing with, says lawyer Sheila Fahy. When asked last year t More...08 April 2013 13:57
The Government tightened its position on illegal working in 2008, increasing pressure on employers to check the immigration status of new recruits and ensure all employees have a legal right to work in the UK. Solicitor Nisha Patel identifies how to tac More...27 March 2013 09:42
Lloyd v BCQ Group Ltd
Mr Lloyd was employed by BCQ Group Ltd from 1978. In May 2007, he suffered a back injury in an accident. He returned to work briefly, but was then absent due to ill health until his dismissal in May 2011.
Mr Lloyd More...25 March 2013 00:01
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has failed to confirm a date for the forthcoming repeal of third-party harassment provisions and discrimination questionnaires.
A recent government statement suggested that March 2013 would More...21 March 2013 09:10
Employment lawyer Felicity Staff explores the legal implications of employing workers under the age of 25. According to a recent survey commissioned by The Prince's Trust that assessed the happiness of 2,136 young people aged between 16 and 25, aro More...18 March 2013 12:00
Haq v Audit Commission
Until 2007, the two kinds of administrative support role in the Audit Commission's housing inspectorate were:
inspection and information officer (IIO); and
senior inspection and information officer (SIIO). More...12 March 2013 08:44
Office banter can be a very tricky subject - one person's harmless joke can be very offensive to someone else. Helen Ward (pictured), an associate at Clarion law firm, looks at how employers can aim to encourage good team relationships and, in More...11 March 2013 12:02
The House of Lords has voted to add "caste" to the definition of "race" in the Equality Act, but the Government has decided against any change to legislation preferring to implement an education programme.
The Government Equalities Office has commi More...05 March 2013 14:43
If an employee is awarded a far greater sum of money as part of an enhanced redundancy package than their younger colleague, most HR professionals would cry "age discrimination". However, under the veil of public interest, things are not quite that More...04 March 2013 14:54
The amount of newsprint devoted to the Liberal Democrats and allegations of harassment (to say nothing of other recent high-profile cases) highlights yet again the importance of dealing fairly, and quickly, with accusations of sexual harassment, says Ai More...28 February 2013 17:00
Amanda Jones and Alan Delaney look at the decisions in four recent cases of religious discrimination and discuss their potential effects. Judgment in the cases of four Christian employees in January , who all claimed that their employers' practices More...25 February 2013 00:01