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Equal pay and comparators

What happens when the pay of a comparator in an equal pay claim changes? Michael Halsey explains.

News headlines

Apr 04, 2018

Housing association fined £30k over Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome failings

A community housing association in Wales has been fined £30,000 after it failed to effectively manage its employees’ exposure to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over a prolonged period of time.
Feb 14, 2018

Social landlord seeks to recover severance payment made to former executive

Sunderland-based social landlord Gentoo is to take civil action to try to recover a payment made to an unnamed former executive.
Feb 07, 2018

Flexible and vulnerable workers to benefit from enhanced employment rights: PM

Employees are to get new rights to sickness and holiday pay, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.
Aug 23, 2017

Staff win equal pay battle with Glasgow City Council

Unison Scotland has successfully challenged Glasgow City Council’s workforce, pay and benefits review, in a case that stretches back to 2006 and affects thousands of lower paid staff.

Features and analysis

When can we dismiss for misconduct?

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Rebecca Driffield and Phil Allen look at the lessons to be learned from recent cases involving alleged unfair dismissals.

Whistleblowing. In tune again

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Adam Ohringer considers the implications of a Court of Appeal ruling in a whistleblowing case involving a London borough.

Protection for disabled staff

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In a high-profile case where a teacher was dismissed for showing an 18 rated film to 15- and 16-year olds, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the meaning of section 15(1) Equality Act 2010, write Ben Cooper QC and Angharad Davies.

Reviewing your workplace dress code

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Emma Ahmed looks at the key points from recent government guidance on workplace dress codes.

Older articles

Apr 06, 2018

TUPE and gaps between contracts

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has confirmed that a five-month gap in operations does not necessarily prevent TUPE applying. Doug Mullen looks at practical guidance for employers where there is a gap in operations.
Apr 04, 2018

Housing association fined £30k over Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome failings

A community housing association in Wales has been fined £30,000 after it failed to effectively manage its employees’ exposure to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) over a prolonged period of time.
Mar 23, 2018

TUPE and fragmented services

Harmajinder Hayre looks at a case which illustrates the importance of identifying the pre-transfer activities in a service provision change.
Mar 08, 2018

Employment law and workplace equality

With International Women’s Day taking place on 8 March, Andrew Brett looks at the extent to which UK employment legislation has helped to achieve equal rights for women and whether more work is needed to achieve equality in the workplace.
Mar 02, 2018

Discrimination claims and time limits

Can the entirety of a disciplinary process amount to 'conduct extending over a period', thus preventing a claim from being out of time? Nick Murrell discusses this in relation to a recent case involving a NHS trust.
Feb 14, 2018

Social landlord seeks to recover severance payment made to former executive

Sunderland-based social landlord Gentoo is to take civil action to try to recover a payment made to an unnamed former executive.
Feb 07, 2018

Flexible and vulnerable workers to benefit from enhanced employment rights: PM

Employees are to get new rights to sickness and holiday pay, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced.
Feb 02, 2018

Getting out of a fix

Alastair Currie looks at a case involving a doctor which provides useful guidance on the tricky question of fairly dismissing employees on fixed term contracts.
Jan 26, 2018

Covert surveillance of employees

Is it legal to monitor your employees by covert surveillance? Mark Stevens reports on a ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.
Jan 12, 2018

Disability discrimination by perception

Harmajinder Hayre looks at an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which upheld a finding of disability discrimination by perception.
Dec 08, 2017

Managing pregnant employees

Can you performance manage a pregnant employee? Paul McFarlane and Louise Singh consider the key issues.
Dec 01, 2017

Supply chain sustainability

LexisPSL, in partnership with Simon Garbett, Ian Skinner and Sarah Rathke of Squire Patton Boggs, examine how authorities can ensure sustainable supply chains.
Dec 01, 2017

Short term gain; long term pain?

Philip Woolham looks at incentivising employees to leave public sector pensions.
Nov 10, 2017

Whistleblowing and employer's knowledge

Harmajinder Hayre examines a whistleblowing case that clarifies the law in relation to employers' knowledge in unfair dismissal claims.
Nov 03, 2017

Discrimination and religious beliefs

A tribunal has rejected a claim of religious discrimination by a NHS non-executive director opposed to same-sex adoption. Catherine Casserley considers the judgment.
Oct 27, 2017

Parental bereavement

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons on 20 October and its provisions should make life easier for bereaved parents at a very difficult time, writes Fiona Anthony.
Oct 20, 2017

Thoroughness of disciplinary investigations

Can a disciplinary investigation ever be too thorough? Gemma Cawthray examines a recent Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling.
Sep 28, 2017

Holiday pay and employee monitoring

Two recent employment cases have provided important follow-up on two key issues: monitoring and holiday pay, writes Sarah Maddock.
Sep 22, 2017

Giving clear notice

Harmajinder Hayre looks at a recent employment case involving a city council that demonstrates the importance of clear notices.
Sep 07, 2017

Psychiatric harm arising from disciplinary proceedings

The law on psychiatric damage arising from disciplinary proceedings has recently been considered by the High Court. Angela Williams looks at the lessons to be learned.

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