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  • What do workforce equality standards mean for NHS employers?

    Date:
    25 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Equality is high on the agenda of most NHS employers. As well as being subject to the gender pay gap reporting regime, NHS employers are required to comply with an equality standard in relation to race, and from April 2019 will be required to comply with a standard on disability. Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks explores what the standards mean for NHS employers.

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Internal transfers and promotions: financial services

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to reflect that the launch of the FCA's new directory has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

  • How will the "Good work plan" affect local government employers covered by the modification order?

    Date:
    11 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The Government has announced plans to change the way breaks in employment are treated, which could have a greater impact for local government than for employers in the private sector, due to the operation of the modification order.

  • EAT rules that defamation complaint can form basis of whistleblowing claim

    Date:
    30 January 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the worker's complaint that false rumours had been spread about him is an allegation of defamation and a disclosure of information that tends to show a breach of a legal obligation under the whistleblowing provisions.

  • The suspension of teachers when allegations against them concern the safeguarding of children

    Date:
    22 January 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Local authority staff transfers

    Date:
    15 January 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    This article looks at the framework providing protection to staff transferring out of and between local authorities, in addition to that provided by TUPE.

  • Disability discrimination: Dismissal of shoplifting employee with tendency to steal

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wood v Durham County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employee's tendency to steal was a manifestation of his disability and an excluded condition under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010.

  • Age discrimination: Interviewer says "I've just noticed how old you are" to interviewee

    Date:
    24 October 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In James v Coedffranc Community Council, an employment tribunal upheld an unsuccessful job applicant's age discrimination claim after an interviewer said "I've just noticed how old you are" and jotted down older candidates' ages on interview notes.

  • Police officers

    Date:
    27 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We examine the unique status of police officers and the implications of that status. We also look at how the terms and conditions of police officers are both determined and changed.

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