A bank employee receiving pay and benefits worth £31,610 less per year for doing the same job as her male counterpart accepted a £150,000 settlement three days before an ET hearing. Employed between 1 September 2010 and 15 November 2017, Miss Williams’ (W) starting salary was £45,000
3 June 2019
The Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, Maria Miller MP, has introduced The Pregnancy and Maternity (Redundancy Protection) Bill 2019 in the House of Commons. The Bill seeks to prohibit redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave and for six months after the end of the pregnancy or leave
2 June 2019
In Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, K was a nurse who carried out pre-surgery assessments. Some patients complained that K had raised religious matters with them during their assessments, including: asking one about his faith, and what he thought being a Christian meant
29 May 2019
A new Acas report ‘New technology and the world of work: the winners and the losers’, reveals that its research reinforced the view, held by many experts, that new technology is a double-edged sword. It creates modern workplace problems, such as isolation and work intensification.
25 May 2019
Business Disability Forum have published the results of ‘The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey’ looking at the experiences of individuals with disabilities and workplace adjustments. 73% of the 1,200 people surveyed felt adjustments had made a positive difference
24 May 2019
Three organisations that have failed to report their gender pay gap information on time for the second year in a row have been publicly named and shamed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The EHRC have notified the organisations
23 May 2019
An employer can defend a S.15 Equality Act 2010 ‘discrimination arising from disability’ claim, if it can show that it did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the employee had the disability. In Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd
16 May 2019
A new analysis by the TUC shows that workers in the UK are putting in the longest hours in the EU. Full-time employees in Britain worked an average of 42 hours a week in 2018, nearly two hours more than the EU average – equivalent to an extra two and a half weeks a year.
11 May 2019
In Georges v Pobl Group Ltd, G attended an equality and diversity course. The tutor wrote the words ‘n****r’ and ‘paki’ on a flip chart and then asked the delegates to shout out the most derogatory and offensive words that they could think of.
8 May 2019
Research by the CIPD and Simplyhealth involving 1,078 people professionals shows that 37% of UK businesses have seen an increase in stress-related absence over the last year. Respondents say having heavy workloads (62%), which can be attributed to poor management
4 May 2019