Paying men statutory Shared Parental Leave rate not direct sex discrimination

Paying men statutory Shared Parental Leave rate not direct sex discrimination

In Capita Customer Management v (1) Ali (2) Working Families (Intervenor), UKEAT/0161/17/BA, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer’s decision to pay enhanced maternity pay – but only Read more…

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Posted on Aug 13th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

Government consults on longer assured shorthold tenancies

On 2 July 2018, the government published a consultation paper seeking the public’s view on its new proposal for extending the minimum term of assured shorthold tenancies from six to Read more…

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Posted on Jul 12th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Supreme Court rules ban on heterosexual civil partnerships is discriminatory

The Supreme Court has ruled that denying a couple the right to enter heterosexual civil partnerships is incompatible with human rights laws.

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Posted on Jul 4th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

World cup work arrangements: tips for employers

The tournament kicked off in Russia on 14 June, with matches scheduled throughout the daytime and evenings, and the final taking place in Moscow on Sunday, 15 July. Football fever Read more…

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Posted on Jun 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

MHRA changes licensing for valproate prescriptions to female patients

valproate prescriptions

Epilepsy drug valproate must no longer be prescribed to girls and women of childbearing age in the UK unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme, writes Faye Marks of Read more…

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Posted on May 29th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

‘Pre-cancerous’ conditions, disability and the Equality Act 2010

Cancer, disability and the Equality Act 2010

In the case of Lofty v Hamis t/a First Café, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an in situ cancer (where cancerous cells were present in the skin but Read more…

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Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

EHRC reports on ending workplace sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work, a report aiming to expose the reality of workplace sexual harassment. The legal Read more…

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Posted on May 10th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

Give me a break! Entitlement to rest periods at work

In Crawford v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd, the Employment Appeals Tribunal considered whether a railway signalman had been given adequate compensatory rest when he was permitted to take a series Read more…

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Posted on Apr 17th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Compensation for protected disclosure in LLPs

Compensation for protected disclosure in Limited Liability Partnerships

In Wilsons Solicitors LLP v Roberts, the Court of Appeal looked at the compensation that could be awarded for making a protected disclosure (also known as ‘whistleblowing’). In July 2014, Read more…

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Posted on Apr 3rd, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

Perceived discrimination at work

In The Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that it is direct disability discrimination to treat someone less favourably on the basis of an Read more…

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Posted on Feb 27th, 2018 by Lyons Davidson

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