Legal guidance

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: Next steps for employers

    6 November 2018

    The Government is consulting on taking forward its proposals to require large employers to publish ethnicity pay data. We investigate what shape the legislation might take; the challenges that an ethnicity pay gap reporting obligation would pose; what reporting employers are already carrying out; and the potential implementation timetable.

  • Were Waitrose Food editor's 'killing vegans' remarks a sackable offence?

    1 November 2018

    The editor of Waitrose's Food magazine resigned this week after comments he made about "killing vegans" and "force-feeding them meat" drew criticism. Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors explains why expressing such views in a work environment should be seen as a sackable offence.

  • Ryanair racism row: Are employers liable if they fail to prevent harassment?

    1 November 2018

    A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted huge publicity and calls for the airline to have done more. But where does an employer stand legally if an employee fails to intervene? Dan Peyton looks at the legislation.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: What employers need to know

    26 October 2018

    Earlier this month the government published a consultation into whether organisations should be required to report on the pay differentials between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Kate Hodgkiss from DLA Piper considers how the proposals might impact employers if they become reality.

  • How menopause policies can help to reduce employment tribunal risk

    19 October 2018

    If women's menopause symptoms are not treated sensitively, employers can face increased risks of claims for sex and disability discrimination. Charles Wynn-Evans and Emma Zarb of law firm Dechert look at what menopause policies should address.

  • What employers need to know following the 'gay cake' ruling

    18 October 2018

    It is the case which has captivated the nation almost as much as the Great British Bake-Off. Tom Long looks at what last week's Supreme Court ruling in Lee v Ashers Baking Company means for UK employers.

  • 'Caste' not a protected characteristic: implications for employers

    4 September 2018

    The Government recently issued its response to a consultation on whether caste should be considered a protected characteristic for employment law purposes. Charlotte Allery looks at the implications for employers.

  • How employers can support the growing band of older workers

    26 July 2018

    The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has suggested gig economy firms should deduct tax from the earnings of self-employed workers in a system similar to PAYE.

  • How does gender pay gap reporting affect transgender or non-binary employees?

    13 July 2018

    The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees - employers can only classify staff as male or female. Could this grey area mask a wider pay gap issue? Alex Christen from Capital Law investigates.

  • Trump cap firing puts workplace policies in the spotlight

    12 July 2018

    As protests greet Donald Trump's arrival in the UK, Michael Hibbs looks at the recent news from Canada, where a restaurant manager was fired for refusing to serve a man wearing a 'Make America Great Again' cap, and examines the implications for employers in the UK.

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