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Supporting trans colleagues in the workplace

Supporting trans colleagues in the workplace

It is certainly the case that, until relatively recently, trans people have been ‘hidden away’, with many masking their true gender identity for fear of recrimination.

Reducing ill health-related job losses proposals - what this means for staff

Reducing ill health-related job losses proposals - what this means for staff

On 15th July, the Government commenced consultation on a new package of proposals designed to reduce ill health-related job losses.

Hermes – paving the way for “workers”?

Hermes – paving the way for “workers”?

A new "self-employed plus" arrangement between Hermes and its couriers will provide the couriers with individually negotiated pay rates allowing them to earn at least £8.55 per hour, plus holiday pay for up to 28 days a year on a pro rata basis...

Care Homes 1 Employees 0 – The sleep-in saga continues

Care Homes 1 Employees 0 – The sleep-in saga continues

As the World Cup was drawing to a close last Friday, the Court of Appeal issued a judgment reversing the EAT’s decision in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake a decision which crystallised a potential liability of up to £400m in back pay for workers performing sleep-in shifts...

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

New Acas Guidance – The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination

Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...

Dress codes in the workplace

Dress codes in the workplace

HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat...

New Vento Bands

New Vento Bands

Compensation for awards in discrimination is unlimited and will normally include a sum to represent financial losses (both past and future) and an award for injury to feelings. Injury to feelings are based on Vento guidelines, and these sums are subject to regular inflationary increases...

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take Sexual Harassment Allegations Seriously (Part 2)

#MeToo and Beyond – Time to take Sexual Harassment Allegations Seriously (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the fact that employers are vicariously liable for employees’ actions ‘in the course of employment’, and that this definition can be very wide. We looked at examples, and noted that employers need to be able to demonstrate they have taken ‘all reasonable...

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

New Employment Tribunal Statistics Published

The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

#BeastfromtheEast – An employment law guide

With the “Beast from the East” hitting the entire country, here is a quick guide for how to deal with the inevitable disruption to your business...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The clock is ticking

The deadline for private and voluntary sector employers who had 250 or more employees on 5 April 2017 to publish their gender pay gap information is rapidly approaching...

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

The Government’s response to the Taylor Report on Good Work

There has been much hype in the press about last Wednesday’s announcement by the Government that rights for those working in the gig economy will be strengthened and strictly enforced. This sounds like a radical shake-up for the growing gig economy but the announcement, whilst making promises,...