On 26 October 2023, the Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 received Royal Assent and will become law in October 2024. The key amendments to the Equality Act will be: Employers will have a duty to take reasonable steps to prevent workplace sexual harassment. Where there is a finding of sexual harassment […]
18 October 2023 is World Menopause Day, here are some questions for employers to consider: Do you have a menopause-friendly culture and policy that supports employee’s health and wellbeing? In 2022, the Menopause and Workplace report by the Fawcett Society and Channel 4 reported that 44% of women of the 4,000 women surveyed aged 45 […]
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated that in 2022, 5% of adults (6.9% of women and 3% of men) experienced domestic abuse and it is an issue with which employers are encouraged to engage as it can have a significant impact on employees’ personal and working […]
As we look forward to National Inclusion Week on 25 September, a lot of attention will be paid, quite rightly, to human behaviours in the workplace and how we can provide more inclusive workplaces. The theme of National Inclusion Week this year is “Take Action Make Impact”, which is a message designed to get organisations […]
The recent announcement that the England Women’s Cricket Team will now receive equal match fees, having previously received 25% of the male players’ match fees is a useful reminder of the gender pay gap. Large employers (more than 250 employees) are required to report publicly on their gender pay gap. As a reminder of the […]
Defending a claim at Tribunal can be costly, time consuming and reputationally damaging for employers. The prospect of defending a claim is daunting, especially for those tasked with giving witness evidence and facing cross examination and who have not experienced a Tribunal previously. Date: Friday 13th October 2023 Time: Arrival and Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am, […]
Defending a claim at Tribunal can be costly, time consuming and reputationally damaging for employers. The prospect of defending a claim is daunting, especially for those tasked with giving witness evidence and facing cross examination and who have not experienced a Tribunal previously. Date: Tuesday 4th June 2024 Time: Arrival and Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am, […]
From 2003, Regulation 7 of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 prevented employment businesses from providing temporary agency workers to replace individuals taking part in official industrial action. In July 2022, with industrial action making headlines in the UK, the Government announced that Regulation 7 would be revoked, which enabled employers […]
In Garcha-Singh v British Airways Plc, the EAT considered whether it was unfair for an employer to decide to terminate employment of an employee, but then postpone the effect of its decision on several occasions. Overview of the Garcha-Singh v British Airways Plc case The Claimant was a member of BA cabin crew and the […]
The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023 (the “Act”) has successfully passed through parliament, receiving Royal Assent on 20 July 2023. The Act was introduced in response to the rapid change in working habits brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak, which included a large portion of employees in the UK having to work from home. […]
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