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The call of the Women and Equalities Committee for greater rights for new mothers and mothers to be is biting in its criticism of the current situation and wide ranging in its demands. In the report, the Committee condemns the… Read on
You will all be aware of the Supreme Court telling FirstGroup Plc that it must instruct its drivers to “require and pressurise” bus users who are blocking spaces allocated to wheelchair users to move out of the way. The Supreme… Read on
Can having Type 2 Diabetes amount to a disability even though it has not yet fully manifested itself and/or lifestyle changes may stop it progressing? Background The short answer is ‘yes’. In this case (Taylor v. Ladbrokes) the EAT had… Read on
Section 41 of the Enterprise Act 2016 has today (1 February 2017)been brought into force This means that public sector exit payments are now capped at £95,000. This sum includes payments in lieu of notice, redundancy payments and any ex-gratia… Read on
We report on a case that has met with much consternation amongst the HR community. But how did it come to this? Background The Claimant in this case, Shannon Gleeson, a flight attendant, was given 2 sandwiches (a croquet-monsieur and… Read on
The Parliamentary Petitions Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee have responded to a petition signed by more than 150,000 people by publishing a joint report “High Heels and Workplace Dress Codes”. The petition demanded that such requirements be made… Read on
We report on a case where the wording of a COT3 Settlement Agreement did not do the job the employers expected it to. Background In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision of DWP v. Brindley, the Court dealt with an… Read on
A Subway sandwich store employment agency has recently been found guilty of discriminating against an autistic employee, and has suffered a £15,484 Tribunal award. Background The employer in this case was Regal Consultancy Limited, who supplies staff to Subway stores… Read on
We report on an Employment Tribunal decision where Bannatyne & Fitness was found guilty of sex discrimination for trying to force an employee to work at weekends. Background Emma Halt, the Claimant in this case, had worked at her fitness… Read on
Shared parental leave is a system of rights that allows women to bring their statutory maternity leave and pay to an end and hand it over to her spouse, civil partner or father of the child. Shared parental leave can… Read on