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Supreme Court Rules on the Pension Rights of Gay PartnersJuly 15, 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Under Paragraph 18...

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Indirect DiscriminationJuly 5, 2017

The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in an important case, Essop and Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), brought by a...

Early Conciliation and Second CertificatesJune 20, 2017

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity LeaveJune 7, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or treat a woman unfavourably because of her pregnancy, or because she has given birth...

Organised Grouping of NHS Carers Embroiled in TUPE DisputeMay 29, 2017

Whether or not the employment of an organised grouping of workers has been transferred from one employer to another for the purposes of the Transfer...

Employment and HR Articles

Part-Time Workers and Discrimination

The Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 established a minimum standard of fairness for part-timers so that they cannot be treated less...

Pension Rights for Civil Partners

As the law currently stands, employers and pension funds are permitted to exclude civil partners from spousal benefits under a pension scheme the rights to...

Pension Rights for Gay Spouses and Civil Partners

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Paragraph 18 of...

Preventing Illegal Working

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to was introduced to crack down on businesses that employ those...

Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?

When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or...