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  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The wording of the Equality Act 2010 means that employers can be liable for "associative discrimination", which is sometimes referred to as "discrimination by association". We explain the concept and set out four example scenarios that HR professionals, line managers and employees should avoid because they might lead to claims of associative discrimination.

  • Type:
    Legal guidance

    The way in which the Equality Act 2010 is drafted means that employers can be liable for "perceptive discrimination", which is sometimes referred to as "discrimination by perception". We explain what this means and set out four example scenarios that HR professionals, line managers and employees should avoid because they might lead to perceptive discrimination claims.

  • Direct discrimination: Court of Appeal rules on perceived disability

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey, the Court of Appeal upheld the tribunal decision that a police constabulary had directly discriminated against an officer because of its perception that her medical condition could develop into a disability in the future.

  • Holiday pay: Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refuses to limit claims for overtime non-payments

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and another v Agnew, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal refused to limit workers' historic claims for the unlawful exclusion of overtime from holiday pay calculations.

  • Podcast: Dress and appearance in the workplace

    Type:
    Audio and video

    We are joined by Beverley Sunderland, managing director of Crossland Employment Solicitors, to discuss workplace dress codes and reflect on recent research we have carried out in this area.

  • Learn about the most popular benefits offered in 2019

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Benefits packages have an important role to play in an organisation's recruitment and retention strategy, particularly as the labour market remains tight. Our latest research examines the types of benefits and allowances offered.

  • Pay trends June 2019: Pay awards steady

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    As more organisations agree details of their 2019 pay deal, our analysis finds the median award holding steady at 2.5%.

  • Labour turnover rates: XpertHR survey 2019

    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's annual survey of staff attrition rates for 2018 covers voluntary resignations and total turnover rates - including for those employees with less than 12 months' service - according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.

  • Disability discrimination: Dismissal for poor attendance was harsh but fair

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kelly v Royal Mail Group Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a long-serving employee's dismissal for frequent absences in accordance with the employer's attendance policy was harsh but fair.

  • Collective bargaining: Employer's direct approach to employees was lawful

    Type:
    Law reports

    In Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley and others, the Court of Appeal held that the employer had not made unlawful inducements when it sent letters to employees asking them to agree a pay deal that had been rejected by their trade union.

  • Return-to-work meetings after short-term sickness absence

    Type:
    Line manager briefings

    A line manager briefing setting out the importance of return-to-work meetings in reducing short-term sickness absence levels and helping to ensure that employees are engaged, productive and working to the best of their ability. The briefing provides practical guidance for line managers on holding return-to-work meetings, as well as providing "Talking points" for training sessions.

  • Take part in our learning and development survey

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR is conducting research on UK employers' learning and development strategy, provision and priorities and their use of coaching. Take part in this survey to receive the latest data on how your organisation compares.

  • Court of Appeal rules that voluntary overtime must be included in holiday pay

    Type:
    Law reports

    In East of England Ambulance NHS Trust v Flowers and others, the Court of Appeal held that ambulance workers are contractually entitled to have voluntary overtime included in the calculation of their holiday pay and, under the Working Time Directive (2003/88/EC), to have it included where it is sufficiently regular and settled.

  • Menopause policy

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    A model policy to inform managers and employees about the menopause and associated rights and to outline the training and support on offer for those experiencing menopausal symptoms.

  • Podcast: Latest updates on Brexit and what they mean for employers

    Type:
    Audio and video

    Louise Haycock, director at Fragomen, takes us through the implications of Theresa May's resignation and the new proposed Brexit date of 31 October 2019.

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