A 17-year-old schoolgirl receptionist at a Pizza Hut Delivery branch in east London has been awarded £15,800 after winning a claim of sexual harassment at employment tribunal.
Updated to include information on R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, in which the Supreme Court held that, although the disclosure of the job applicant's acquittal for rape was an interference with his human rights, it was justified.
In R (on the application of AR) v Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police and another, the Supreme Court held that, although the disclosure of the appellant's acquittal for rape was an interference with his human rights, it was justified. However, the Court expressed concern at the lack of guidance for employers on how to deal with disclosures of serious criminal charges that result in acquittals.
Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of payouts to senior partners in its gender pay gap report. It is the only one of the five "magic circle" of leading law firms to have so far failed to provide pay gap calculations including partners.
In South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust v Lee and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a decision to withdraw a job offer that was at least partially influenced by a reference that focused on the applicant's sickness absence levels was discriminatory.
The gender pay gap reporting requirement should be widened to include organisations that employ more than 50 people and the publication of an action plan for closing their pay gap, a group of MPs has recommended.
The agency that supplied female staff for the men-only Presidents Club dinner earlier this year has entered into a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to ensure working conditions are improved at future events.
With 700,000 people in the UK now on the autism spectrum and Morrisons having just launched a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers, Michelle Morgan considers ways employers can build a neuro-inclusive workplace and adapt to employees' needs.
It's not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it's the persistent feeling that men are valued more, and women are being denied the chance to progress, writes head of The Happiness Index Tony Latter. Providing more and better opportunities for women is the way forward, he argues.
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.
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