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'Loose' Causation Test in Disability Discrimination Claims

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that there need only be a 'loose' causal link between a person's disability and any unfavourable treatment in order for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be established.


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New English Fluency Requirement for Public Sector Employees

Thursday, 27 August 2015

From September 2015, all new and existing public sector staff in customer-facing roles must be able to speak GCSE-level English. The plans to introduce a requirement to speak fluent English form part of the new Immigration Bill.


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Exit Payments - The End of the Six Figure Pay-Out?

Thursday, 27 August 2015

In May, the government announced its proposal to introduce a cap of £95,000 on exit payments for public sector employees, following a review of the total cost of exit payments with the public sector.


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Forced Retirement of Police Officers - is this indirect age discrimination?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the recent case of West Midlands Police v Harrod & Ors, as it can be justified as being a proportionate way of achieving a legitimate aim.


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Internal Investigations - Ensuring a Fair Approach

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has highlighted a number of considerations for employers carrying out internal investigations.


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Potentially Bad News for Employers - Time Spent Travelling Between Home and Work Could Count Towards 'Working Time'

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given his opinion that, in the case of mobile workers without a fixed base providing services directly at customers' premises


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Indirect Discrimination - what does an individual need to prove?

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that when bringing a claim of indirect discrimination, an individual must prove personal disadvantage, as well as group disadvantage caused by the provision, criterion or practice (PCP).


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Do Not Pass Go? - Lifting an Automatic Suspension

Monday, 13 July 2015

In a recent case The Pirbright Institute (Pirbright)[1], made an application for the lifting of an automatic suspension that had been imposed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the Regulations)[2].


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Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Recent publications indicate that there is a growing pay gap within the public sector.

Public Sector Gender Pay Gap in the Second Year Reveals Insignificant Change