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  • Morrisons faces fresh equal pay claim

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    "Thousands" of current and former Morrisons shop floor staff are claimed to be in the process of bringing an equal pay case against the supermarket, which could result in pay-outs totalling £100 million.

  • Cases on appeal

    Type:
    Law reports

    Updated to reflect that the Supreme Court has granted Ms Tomlinson-Blake, supported by Unison, leave to appeal the Court of Appeal's decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake.

  • Penny Mordaunt promises government consultation into use of NDAs

    Date:
    11 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    A government minister has promised to launch a consultation into limiting the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) against employees after further allegations emerged over retail billionaire Sir Philip Green.

  • Equal pay

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered if supermarket workers could compare their pay with that of depot workers, and whether or not their pay derived from a single source.

  • Equal pay: Asda shop workers can compare themselves with warehouse staff

    Date:
    7 February 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, the Court of Appeal held that workers in Asda supermarkets are entitled to compare their pay with the pay of depot workers because common terms of employment apply.

  • Webinar: Retain your talent by supporting older workers

    Date:
    7 February 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Many employers are facing skills shortages and looking at new approaches to recruiting and retaining talent. Patrick Thomson, senior programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better, and Alistair McQueen, head of savings and retirement at Aviva plc, explore what steps employers can take to encourage the retention of older workers.

  • 'Ee-bah-gum': accent bias still afflicts UK

    Date:
    6 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Pronounced regional accents can be a barrier to career progress and social mobility, as they are perceived negatively by some people.

  • Steep decline in race discrimination tribunal awards

    Date:
    4 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    The average compensation awarded in workplace race discrimination cases fell by 14% over the past year, but the number of discrimination cases rose.

  • Criminal record checks: "Multiple convictions rule" breaches human rights

    Date:
    31 January 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In R (on the application of P) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and other appeals, the Supreme Court held that the criminal record checks rule requiring disclosure where a person has more than one conviction, regardless of the circumstances of the offences, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

  • Court of Appeal: Asda workers can proceed with equal pay claims

    Date:
    31 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that Asda store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in their long-running equal pay dispute with the supermarket giant.

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