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  • Shared parental pay: EAT overturns finding of sex discrimination

    Date:
    12 April 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the failure to pay a father shared parental pay at the same rate as an employee on maternity leave is not sex discrimination.

  • Save the Children investigated over handling of staff misconduct claims

    Date:
    11 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    The charity Save the Children is being investigated by the Charity Commission over how it handled allegations of misconduct and harassment against senior staff members.

  • Which were the sectors with the smallest gender pay gap?

    Date:
    11 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    Construction and the finance industries have been revealed as having the widest gender pay gaps, but the identity of some of the better performers would surprise many, writes Adam McCulloch, even though some are dominated by men in terms of employee numbers.

  • How to use neuroscience to tackle unconscious bias

    Date:
    10 April 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Testing for instinctive prejudices in the workplace is a controversial area. But an approach based on the functioning of the brain could help employees accept the need for it and defuse any resentment they may feel, writes neuroscientist and psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.

  • Top construction firms look to narrow gender pay gap

    Date:
    9 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    The UK's five leading construction companies by turnover have used the publication of their gender pay gaps to highlight initiatives designed to increase the numbers of women entering the industry and improve the career prospects of women already working for them.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: What should employers do next?

    Date:
    6 April 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    With the deadline now behind us for gender pay gap reporting, it's not time for employers to file the paperwork away until next year. Acas policy adviser Simone Cheng looks at why the real work starts now.

  • Gender pay gap: eight in 10 employers paid men more than women

    Date:
    5 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    As the deadline for both private and public sector employers to report their gender pay gap passed, almost eight in 10 organisations paid men more than women.

  • Gender pay gap reporting deadline passes

    Date:
    5 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    The deadline for employers to report their gender pay gaps passed at midnight on 4 April. At that point, 10,016 organisations had uploaded their data to the government's gender pay gap reporting website.

  • Age discrimination: Denial of unvested share options not discriminatory

    Date:
    5 April 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Air Products plc v Cockram, the Court of Appeal held that the employment tribunal was correct to find that a rule in a long-term incentive share plan that employees whose employment terminates before they are 55 forfeit all unvested awards under the plan is justified.

  • Compensation - injury to feelings

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to reflect an increase to the Vento bands, for claims presented on or after 6 April 2018.

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