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  • Up to 15% of gender pay gap reports have errors

    Date:
    23 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    Up to 1,600 organisations may have made mistakes in their gender pay gap calculations, with many calculating the median or pay quartiles incorrectly.

  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Morrisons permission to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various claimants.

  • Government hails increase in disabled people in work

    Date:
    16 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    There are 930,000 more disabled people in work today than in 2013, according to new Department for Work and Pensions figures, an increase of an average of 500 more people per day.

  • British Council: 'There's a whole ecosystem of diversity here'

    Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For the 650-strong support centre for the British Council in India, it can be a challenge to find good talent. Embedding diversity into its culture has not only helped recruitment but boosted engagement all round. Head of HR Pooja Malhotra talks to Jo Faragher.

  • How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

    Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    Many of the errors in employers' gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills, according to a statistician body.

  • Ethnic minorities "trapped" in insecure or temporary jobs

    Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are more likely to be "trapped" in temporary or insecure employment than their white colleagues, analysis has shown, prompting a call for employers to prioritise data collection ahead of any mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting.

  • Date:
    11 April 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    While positive action in recruitment is laudable, and to be encouraged as a means of overcoming disadvantage and low participation, employers need to think very carefully about how they go about it, because if they make mistakes the cost may be high. Jason Braier explains why.

  • Disability discrimination: EAT considers if car parking space is a reasonable adjustment

    Date:
    10 April 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Linsley v Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the employer's discretionary car parking policy was a relevant factor to be taken into account in determining the issue of reasonable adjustments, as was the particular disadvantage suffered by the employee, namely the stress of searching for a parking place.

  • Sexual orientation discrimination: Tribunal identifies wrong hypothetical comparator

    Date:
    9 April 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Governing Body of Sutton Oak Church of England Primary School and others v Whittaker, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employment tribunal failed to identify an appropriate hypothetical comparator when deciding that a gay teacher's dismissal for inappropriate meetings with a pupil constituted sexual orientation discrimination.

  • Compensation - injury to feelings

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to reflect an increase to the Vento bands, for claims presented on or after 6 April 2019.

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