Gender Pay Gap Persists
Meredith Hurst Thursday, November 19, 2015
A recent study by the World Economic Forum suggests that there is still a big pay gap between men and women and this is likely to persist for over a hundred years.
The perks of old age?
Meredith Hurst Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Can the removal of perks amount to indirect age discrimination? If so, can it be justified? Solicitor Julie Goodway has the answers. According to the recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in the two claims against HCL Insurance BPO Services Limited, the answer to both questions is 'yes'. Background Many of the staff at HCL had been transferred to it under TUPE from various companies. As a result, the staff had different terms and conditions. These differences...
Occupational Health: Are they always right when it comes to disability?
Meredith Hurst Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Many employers rely upon the advice of occupational health before deciding whether to dismiss on the grounds of long-term ill-health. The Court of Appeal has decided that employers cannot rely blindly on the unreasoned views of occupational health advisors when it comes to knowledge of disability and the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
Out with the old...
Meredith Hurst Friday, January 17, 2014
2013 saw a raft of diverse changes to employment law. Here we sumarise a few of those changes and take a look ahead at what 2014 has in store.
Sunday Working - Religious Discrimination
Meredith Hurst Tuesday, December 10, 2013
In another case (in a long line of cases brought by those of the Christian faith) the employment tribunal finds against the claimant.
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