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  • Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is consulting on taking forward its proposals to require large employers to publish ethnicity pay data. We investigate what shape the legislation might take; the challenges that an ethnicity pay gap reporting obligation would pose; what reporting employers are already carrying out; and the potential implementation timetable.

  • Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The editor of Waitrose's Food magazine resigned this week after comments he made about "killing vegans" and "force-feeding them meat" drew criticism. Beverley Sunderland of Crossland Employment Solicitors explains why expressing such views in a work environment should be seen as a sackable offence.

  • Google workers stage global walkout

    Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Staff and freelancers at Google offices across the world are walking out in protest of the tech giant's treatment of women. The walkouts are taking place at 11:10am local time, with the first one in Tokyo.

  • Date:
    1 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    A recent incident on a Ryanair flight where a man was filmed having a racist rant at another passenger attracted huge publicity and calls for the airline to have done more. But where does an employer stand legally if an employee fails to intervene? Dan Peyton looks at the legislation.

  • "Fat ginger pikey" jibe in stressful sales environment was not harassment

    Date:
    30 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Evans v Xactly Corporation Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an employment tribunal's ruling that calling a salesperson a "fat ginger pikey" in a working environment with a culture of "jibing and teasing"; was not harassment under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Lloyds ordered to pay up to £150 million to female pension scheme members

    Date:
    30 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    The High Court has ruled that Lloyds Banking Group must pay up to £150 million to female members of its pension scheme after a landmark court ruling.

  • Gender pay gap report

    Type:
    Policies and documents

    Updated to include the latest pay data from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2018.

  • All military roles now open to women

    Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Women will be able to apply for any role in the military, including the SAS, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

  • Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Earlier this month the government published a consultation into whether organisations should be required to report on the pay differentials between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Kate Hodgkiss from DLA Piper considers how the proposals might impact employers if they become reality.

  • Google dismisses 48 staff over sexual harassment

    Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Google has dismissed 48 people - including 13 senior managers - over claims of sexual harassment in the past two years.

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