Tag Archives: UK employment law

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Government Consultation on Draft Guidelines

We previously reported on the Government’s aspiration to “end the gender pay gap in a generation.” One of the ways they hope to achieve this is by requiring employers to report data on pay. A draft of the Equality Act … Continue reading

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The Equality Act 2010 is interpreted to include protection from victimisation for former employees

Before the Equality Act 2010 came into force “post-employment discrimination” was recognised as a legitimate claim.  Indeed under the old discrimination regime involving alleged acts of post employment victimisation, we all recall the newspaper headlines reporting on claims related to … Continue reading

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Tribunal in difficulty over a costs award

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has overturned a cost award made by an Employment Tribunal because it believed the tribunal should have disqualified itself from hearing the costs application due to the criticisms they made of the Claimant during their judgment. … Continue reading

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Change to Collective Redundancy in the offing

The Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to the rules on collective redundancies. The proposals include: • a new non statutory code of practice • a reduction in the length of the consultation period for collective redundancies from … Continue reading

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Protected Conversations – are we any further forward?

Following an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, any discussions between an employer and an employee surrounding offers to terminate employment are to be inadmissible in unfair dismissal claims. The aim of the new legislation is to ensure … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Are CRB checks portable on a TUPE transfer?

It is common for employers who are receiving a TUPE transfer in of employers who are subject to CRB checks to carry out their own checks.  Often this is because they are required to do so by the outgoing employer … Continue reading

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Teaching unions unite to strike over pension cuts

Despite the lack of public support, striking has become the protest of choice when it comes to cuts to the public sector, including public sector pensions. Schools could be facing yet more disruption in September 2012 as The National Union … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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Executive Remuneration Blog

The Queen’s Speech last week set out the government’s legislative plans for the parliamentary year. One of the main features of the speech is the proposal to increase shareholder voting rights as a binding check and balance on executive pay. … Continue reading

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