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An increasing number of organisations are making inclusion and diversity a key part of their agendas, writes ESP Law senior solicitor, Helena Wheeler.
27th Sep 2019 by in Legal Updates
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.
30th Jul 2019 by Arwen Makin in Insight
On 15th July, the Government commenced consultation on a new package of proposals designed to reduce ill health-related job losses.
25th Jul 2019 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
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...
13th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
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...
18th Jul 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...
7th Jun 2018 by in Legal Updates
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...
5th Jun 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
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...
3rd May 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
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...
1st May 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.
9th Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
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...
1st Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
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...
27th Feb 2018 by Lucy Gordon in Legal Updates
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