As the latest stage of the UK's largest ever private sector equal pay claim, against supermarket giant Asda, begins tomorrow, what implications might this have for other employers? Andrew Gibson and Emma Ahmed from Hill Dickinson consider the issues.
Updated to include information on Michalak v General Medical Council and others, in which the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council.
Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers. Reforms such as this could have positive consequences for businesses and workers alike, argues employment solicitor Catherine Hawkes.
An employment tribunal has held that an employer committed direct sex discrimination when it rejected a female chef's request to do paid extra work at a private event organised by the head of sales, who said that it was an all-male event and that a male chef would be preferable.
An employment tribunal has held that an estate agent administrator who resigned after she was told that she would be "better suited to a traditional estate agency" was subjected to age discrimination.
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for age discrimination in 2016/17.
Updated to reflect the average compensation awarded for disability discrimination in 2016/17.
In Peninsula Business Service Ltd v Baker  IRLR 394 EAT, the EAT held that, for a claim of harassment to succeed in a case involving the protected characteristic of disability, it is not enough for the alleged harassment to be "related to" disability in a general sense. The claimant must actually have a disability to bring the claim.
There is a gender pay gap of 10% between female HR managers and their male counterparts, research by the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR has found.
In O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy  IRLR 547 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employer's decision to disregard new medical evidence and dismiss an employee on long-term sickness absence amounted to both discrimination arising from disability and unfair dismissal.
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