The boss of iconic shoemaker Clarks has resigned after the British company said his behaviour had fallen short of the standards expected of its staff.
We discuss the recent decision of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, in which the EAT considered the question of whether or not employers are required to enhance statutory shared parental pay where maternity pay is enhanced.
Updated to include information on Bakkali v Greater Manchester Buses (South) Ltd t/a Stage Coach Manchester, in which the EAT confirmed the importance of "context" in harassment cases.
The law on discrimination in recruitment and selection, including the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on recruitment, direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, the duty to make reasonable adjustments, positive action, occupational requirements, monitoring and keeping records.
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.
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 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.
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.
MPs have launched an inquiry into workplace sexual harassment to discover how employers and the Government could better protect staff.
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at amendments to "cut red tape" made to the Equality Act by the previous coalition Government - which, in light of the harassment and inequality issues now being exposed on a regular basis, seem particularly ill advised and outdated.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to sex discrimination.