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Case Update: reasonable adjustments and indirect discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in an indirect discrimination case, found that an employer who had not offered its employee a real choice...

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Parents avoid talking to children about mental health issues

A study has found that more than half of parents do not discuss mental health problems with their children, most said it was because they...

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Getting women back to work (and back to Midland Bank/HSBC)

Great to see HSBC taking positive steps to redress the lack of gender diversity at its higher levels.  The proof will be in the tasting...

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No increase to statutory maternity pay and statutory sick pay rates in 2016

The Government has announced that the current weekly rate for statutory maternity pay and other parental payments will remain in place...

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GC leading the charge to improve diversity within the legal profession

Sharon Barner is brilliantly taking the diversity challenge to the next stage. Not only is she ensuring there is diversity within her...

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Where Zuckerberg leads will we follow?

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced on his Facebook page that he will take 2 months paternity leave when his first child is...

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The New Living Wage is dividing Retailers

The new National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour for employees over the age of 25 comes in to force in April 2016. Employers are not...

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Tackling the rise of bullying in the workplace

A recent ACAS report suggests that bullying in the workplace is more prevalent. Bullying itself is not an employment law claim that an...

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Charities & effectiveness

The cross examination of Kids Company by the media is going to continue for some time. This article reports on the interviews of Public...

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Ageism Thrown Out At Hatton Garden Trial

Forward planning, sophisticated management of complex projects, internet and other research skills, collaborative teamwork, effective...

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The reality of zero hours contracts

Interesting report on a report commissioned from UL on the use and misuse of zero hours contracts - it's a controversial area!!

The report says there is a lack of clarity about the employment status of individuals who work exclusively if-and-when hours. “As there...…

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Innovative scheme boosts Digital Inclusion in Social Housing

Almost half of the 8.7 million people in the UK who have never been online, live in social housing.

Wales and West Housing (WWH)...

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A pension deficit disorder

The gender pay gap has been hot off the press in recent times but this article examines a different disparity between the sexes - that of...

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Older Ageism? Younger People’s Fear of Their Older Selves

Speaking at the Food Matters Live conference http://www.foodmatterslive.com/this week in London, Mark Beasley, Chairman of the Mature...

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"The haters gonna hate, hate, hate..."

Excuse me borrowing from you, Taylor, but you'd have thought that we'd had enough of hate and fear. But no. Recent events in Paris have...

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Race Discrimination Still Prevalent

The Race Relations Act was passed 40 years ago. It outlawed discrimination based on race and nationality. Two generations or more of...

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590 People Die because of Welfare Reforms

Perhaps it is time for Iain Duncan-Smith to revisit his welfare reforms, which seem to have resulted in 590 suicides and 279,000 cases of...

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Banter or Harassment?

Employers beware of dismissing bad taste jokes and inappropriate comments as "banter" as it can land you in the Employment Tribunal. The...

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BBC and Jeremy Clarkson face claim for race discrimination by Top Gear producer

With the news over the weekend that both the BBC and Jeremy Clarkson personally are facing a race discrimination claim worth more than...

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If we react to terrorism with hatred we become victims of terrorism

This weekend after the atrocities in Paris I have read and heard a fair amount of talk of revenge, talk of war and of death. I have seen...

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No glass ceiling for women at Close Brothers

As a woman in business, and holding a senior role as Head of Financial Education at Close Brothers Asset Management, I am delighted to...

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Slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain - new legal requirements

The Modern Slavery Act came into force last month and potentially has far reaching consequences. Organisations with a turnover of £36...

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Racial profiling and social media; a toxic mix for a global brand

Racial profiling is suspecting a person of certain behaviour based on stereotypes about their race, for example, bodily searching devout...

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Racial harassment in the workplace is still today's problem

One of the aspects I love about my job as an employment lawyer is the variety each day brings. Every time I think I have finally seen...

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Less funding now, increases future costs for the NHS

It is notable and welcomed that Simon Stevens its looking to increase NHS funding now rather than later. Ask any clinical negligence...

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Hate crimes against disabled people have increased by 41%

Depressing but unsurprising figures here. More needs to be done to train the police to handle these cases sensitively too.

Recorded hate crime against disabled people has increased a staggering 41 per cent in just one year but campaigners say the figures are...…

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Absence of Legal Aid causing crisis in UK Court system

Even more commentary here supporting our call for a fundamental review of the severity and effect of the cuts to legal aid.

Not only are...

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Be a man!

It seems that the top tip for women in getting equal pay is to be a man.

With a depressing inevitability, Equal Pay Day has rolled round once again. From now until the end of the year the gender pay gap means...…

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Workplace safety in a dangerous world

Whether it's terrorist threats or the growing prevalence of stress and depression at work, businesses have to be on top of the risks to...

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Spatial Diversity and Segregation

This is a nice game/educational blog about the effect of individual bias on society at large, Very interesting!

1. Small individual bias → Large collective bias. When someone says a culture is shapist, they're not saying the individuals in it are...…

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The John Lewis Christmas advert raises awareness of lonely older people

The festive season is approaching quickly, heralded this week by the launch of Christmas Advertising. John Lewis's contribution, a...

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Scope marks the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act

It is 20 years since the DDA was brought into force and Scope are marking the occasion by telling the stories of those who fought for...

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Women make the best bosses

New research has found that women are better bosses than men. This is a general trend and we can all point to exceptions, but that...

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