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  • Acas menopause guide encourages inclusive policies

    Date:
    18 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    Acas has published new guidance to help employers support the estimated two million women who have difficulties at work due to menopause symptoms.

  • Covert CCTV surveillance of Spanish shop workers did not violate right to privacy

    Date:
    18 October 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In López Ribalda and others v Spain, the European Court of Human Rights held that Spanish shop workers' right to privacy was not violated when a supermarket secretly installed hidden cameras to monitor employee thefts.

  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Grand Chamber of the ECHR has delivered its decision in López Ribalda and others v Spain.

  • Human rights

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on López Ribalda and others v Spain, in which the ECHR held that Spanish workers' right to privacy was not violated when a supermarket installed cameras to monitor employee thefts.

  • Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

    Date:
    17 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    Businesses where women occupy more than 30% senior leadership roles are more likely to nurture ambition, with a quarter (27%) of senior leaders actively mentoring others and 17% looking to "sponsor" more junior employees, according to research.

  • Gender pay gap benchmarker spreadsheet

    Date:
    15 October 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR Benchmarking has been enhanced with a new benchmarker spreadsheet allowing you to compare your organisation's gender pay gap against those at other organisations in your sector.

  • Settlement discussions admissible in pregnancy and maternity discrimination case

    Date:
    15 October 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Stolk v Hunts Foodservice Ltd and another, an employment tribunal awarded the claimant £11,028 after finding that pre-termination negotiations were admissible as evidence of pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

  • Date:
    15 October 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox examines the extent to which employers can allow political debate in the workplace.

  • FTSE 350 achieves 30% women on boards ahead of target

    Date:
    3 October 2019
    Type:
    News

    The FTSE 350 has 30% of board positions filled by women for the first time since the London Stock Exchange was established in 1571.

  • Date:
    2 October 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Charles Wynn-Evans examines the issues arising from HR referring an employee to occupational health and the lessons to be learnt from two cases that focused on whether the employers had "constructive" knowledge of disability.

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