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New Gender Pay Gap Toolkit - What You Need to Know

Friday, 15 December 2017

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has produced a toolkit for employers on the calculation and publication of gender pay gap information.

Gender Pay Gap

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Employment Status - Key Indicators

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

From a legal perspective people can provide their services in three ways...

Employment Status - Key Indicators

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Government Announces Increase of Benefit Payments

Friday, 08 December 2017

The government has announced plans to increase a number of statutory benefit payments as of April 2018.

Government Announces Increase of Benefit Payments

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Outsourced Workers - Are Their Rights About to Be Extended?

Friday, 08 December 2017

Currently workers who are outsourced are unable to collectively bargain with the user of their services, the so-called 'de facto employer'.

Outsourced Workers - Are Their Rights About to Be Extended?

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Which Party Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in a Discrimination Claim?

Friday, 08 December 2017

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has restored the burden of proof orthodoxy and confirmed that it is for the claimant to prove facts from which an inference of discrimination can be drawn before the burden of proof shifts to the respondent.

Which Party Bears the Initial Burden of Proof in a Discrimination Claim?

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New ACAS Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

Friday, 08 December 2017

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) has published new guidance regarding sexual harassment at work, and also pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

New ACAS Guidance on Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

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Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

Wednesday, 06 December 2017

England cricketer Ben Stokes' conduct outside a Bristol nightclub has been a national talking point.

Can You Discipline School Employees for Conduct Outside of Work?

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Deliveroo Riders Not Workers - What Are the Implications for Employers?

Friday, 01 December 2017

A decision by the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) has bucked the trend in recent employment tribunal decisions on worker status in the 'gig economy' by deciding that Deliveroo riders are not workers.

Deliveroo Riders Not Workers - What Are the Implications for Employers?

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Holiday Pay - Is There a Limit on Repayment?

Friday, 01 December 2017

The recent decision that, when a worker is denied their entitlement to paid annual leave, the right to paid annual leave carries over indefinitely will have significant ramifications for many organisations...

Holiday Pay - Is There a Limit on Repayment?

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Clarification on the Scope of Without Prejudice Discussions - An Employment Appeal Tribunal Decision

Friday, 01 December 2017

Without prejudice conversations and confidential discussions under section 111A(1) Employment Rights Act 1996 ("pre-termination negotiations") can be used by employers to try to resolve disputes with employees.

Clarification on the Scope of Without Prejudice Discussions - An Employment Appeal Tribunal Decision

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Implied Term of Trust and Confidence and False Reasons for Dismissal

Friday, 01 December 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found that the implied term of trust and confidence may be breached if an employer misleads an employee about the reason for their dismissal.

Implied Term of Trust and Confidence and False Reasons for Dismissal

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Key Points for Employers from the Autumn Budget 2017

Friday, 01 December 2017

A number of plans were announced in the Autumn budget last week which will be of interest to employers.

Key Points for Employers from the Autumn Budget 2017

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Employment Tribunal Refunds - Scheme Opens in Full

Friday, 24 November 2017

Following our earlier article, it has been announced by the government that the employment tribunal refund scheme will now be rolling out in full. The initial phase of the scheme, which was open to up to 1,000 people, began on 20 0ctober 2017.

Money

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Dismissal Following Marital Breakdown - Is It Discriminatory?

Friday, 24 November 2017

Under the Equality Act, it is discriminatory to treat a person less favourably on the grounds that they are married or in a civil partnership.

Discrimination

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Can You Dismiss an Employee for Failure to Produce Evidence of Right to Work in the UK?

Friday, 24 November 2017

A recent case has clarified that where an employee has the right to work in the UK, but has not provided evidence of this right, this failure does not entitle their employer to dismiss them for illegality, as no statutory duty is breached.

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