Retaining knowledge when key workers retire could provide the competitive advantage employers need as they struggle to attract and retain talent. Ian Symes from Right Management explains.
Given the recent coverage of the #metoo campaign it's easy to assume that the perpetrators of sexual harassment are always men. But that's not the case, and HR professionals need to ensure they are even handed about any allegations, regardless of gender.
In Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) remitted to a fresh tribunal the issue of whether or not a police force's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is indirectly discriminatory.
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It is not direct sex discrimination to offer men on shared parental leave statutory pay while at the same time offering enhanced maternity pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled today.
In Chief Constable of Norfolk v Coffey  IRLR 193 EAT, the EAT held that there was direct disability discrimination when a police officer was refused a transfer because she failed a hearing test - even though the extent of her hearing loss did not amount to a disability within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. The tribunal was entitled to find that she was perceived as being disabled and that was enough to establish her claim.
Gay, bisexual and trans campaigner Stonewall last week called on employers to develop zero-tolerance policies on discrimination against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation.
The proportion of working-age mothers in paid work increased by almost 50% over four decades, according to the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS).
For the first time Saudi Aramco, the world's most profitable company according to Bloomberg, has appointed a woman to its board.
In Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali  IRLR 586 EAT, the EAT held that there was no direct sex discrimination when an employer offered 14 weeks of enhanced maternity pay, but paid only the statutory minimum to employees taking shared parental leave.
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