Employers can enhance maternity pay and not shared parental pay

The Court of Appeal has ruled today that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.

Renationalisation: what does it entail for HR?

Returning privately run agencies to public ownership, as the National Probation Service will soon experience, is becoming increasingly common. So what does nationalisation mean for HR?

GDPR: Managing privacy is now key to mergers and acquisitions

This weekend marks a year since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation. Tim Bird examines how worrying gaps...

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Employee wins pregnancy discrimination case

A woman has won a claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination after resigning from her job because of her employer's attitude toward her pregnancy.

Immigration rules on same-sex partners remain tough

Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.

Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

Culture shift needed to tackle discrimination against visibly-different staff

A significant culture shift, driven by leadership teams, is needed to tackle...

A third of BAME employees asked to westernise their name

Almost one in three ethnic minority employees have been asked to adopt a ‘Western’ work name by a manager –...

IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

Academic staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health

There is an “epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff, according to Freedom of Information requests gathered from...

Employees keen to get to grips with future of work

Companies need to do more to prepare employees for the future of work – but employees have a “keen sense...

Pay awards overtaken by inflation

The recent jump in the retail prices index (RPI) to 3% means that pay awards are falling slightly behind inflation,...

Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

An employer that was found to have breached trade union regulations by directly approaching workers with a pay deal and...

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