Employment and HR News

Gender Pay Gap ReportingApril 10, 2017

In spite of the Equal Pay Act 1970, which prohibited less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions, and subsequent...

Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of DisabilityApril 9, 2017

Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, in the...

Re-Engagement of Unfairly Dismissed Workers – EAT Gives GuidanceMarch 20, 2017

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has the power to direct reinstatement of a worker who has been unfairly dismissed or their re-engagement in another appropriate role....

EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property ManagerMarch 9, 2017

In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made...

Sacked Maritime Armed Guard Has Compensation Hopes BoostedFebruary 28, 2017

Where there is a complaint of misconduct, an employer will not normally be judged to have acted reasonably unless a full and fair investigation into...

New Minimum Wage RatesFebruary 21, 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage...

Disability Discrimination – A Question of Cause and EffectFebruary 17, 2017

Findings of disability discrimination require proof not only of unfavourable treatment but also of a causal connection between that treatment and a person's disability. That...

Government Review of Employment Tribunal FeesFebruary 15, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has published its long-awaited review of Employment Tribunal (ET) fees, which were introduced in July 2013. This concluded that the objectives for...

Changes to Employment Law – 2014February 15, 2017

Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure...

Extension of Flexible Working Rights – New Implementation DateFebruary 15, 2017

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced that the extension of the right to request flexible working arrangements to all employees who have...