All items: Equality and human rights

  • First tribunal decision on shared parental leave

    5 October 2016

    A Scottish employment tribunal has given the first judgment on shared parental leave and pay. Its decision in Snell v Network Rail provides a warning to employers that choosing the wrong approach to enhancing shared parental pay can lead to sex discrimination against men.

  • Age discrimination legislation and its impact on the workplace

    30 September 2016

    We take a look at some of the employment law cases that have tested the legislation since Regulations were introduced to tackle the unfair treatment of UK employees of all ages 10 years ago.

  • No age discrimination where overqualified job applicant rejected

    30 September 2016

    An employment tribunal, in Jones v Care UK Clinical Services Ltd, has held that a job candidate who was rejected for being overqualified was not subject to age discrimination.

  • Policies and documents tool: further improvements to layout

    22 September 2016

    A further 18 categories within our suite of model documents are now listed in the order in which HR professionals might use them. This follows on from the earlier redesign of 14 key areas, making it easier than ever to find the templates that you need among XpertHR's 1,000 model documents.

  • When dress codes and English language requirements discriminate

    19 September 2016

    A strict requirement to speak only English at work or a ban on religious dress at work can lead to the risk of race or religious discrimination, explains Deborah Bulman of Burges Salmon LLP.

  • Employment law manual updates: disability discrimination

    14 September 2016

    The disability discrimination section of the Employment law manual has been updated to include information on cases relating to the duty to make reasonable adjustments.

  • Quick reference: tribunal statistics

    13 September 2016

    XpertHR's Quick reference tool has been updated following the publication of the latest annual tribunal statistics.

  • When employers reject post-maternity leave flexible working requests

    6 September 2016

    When can an employer turn down an employee's request for flexible working on her return from maternity leave? In two recent tribunal decisions, employers were able to show that the potential disruption to the business justified their rejection of a new mother's flexible working request.

  • What is the extent of the duty to make reasonable adjustments?

    2 September 2016

    In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal had to decide whether or not the duty to make reasonable adjustments extends to maintaining an employee's existing pay when the employee is transferred to a lower-graded post.

  • ECJ ruling on vexatious discrimination claims

    25 August 2016

    In Kratzer v R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that an individual does not fall within the protection of EU discrimination law if he or she applies for an employment vacancy with the sole purpose of obtaining compensation and not the post itself.

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Editor's choice: HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality and human rights.