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gender pay gap

Should smaller employers publish gender pay gap figures?

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has published a report on gender payView Article

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What obligations do employers have when providing references?

ACAS has published guidance for employers on providing references.  The guidance reminds employers that thereView Article

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references
appeal

Does a successful appeal revive the employment relationship?

Mr P was dismissed by his employer following two allegations of gross misconduct.  He appealedView Article

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Can a failure to offer a disabled employee part-time work be justified?

Discrimination arising from disability happens where an employer treats an employee unfavourably because of somethingView Article

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disability discrimination
suspension

When can an employer suspend an employee?

ACAS has published guidance for employers on when to consider suspension of an employee.  ItView Article

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Is it unfair not to give a right of appeal if there is “nothing to appeal against”?

An employer is liable to prosecution and to the payment of civil penalties for employingView Article

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appeal
paternity

Possible changes to paternity rights?

Earlier this year, the Women and Equalities Committee published its report, Fathers and the Workplace,View Article

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Was a trade union representative unfairly dismissed despite alleged misuse of confidential information?

An employee’s dismissal is automatically unfair if the reason, or principal reason for the dismissalView Article

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trade union representative
warning for sickness absence

Is it discrimination to issue a warning for high levels of sickness absence?

The EAT has considered whether it was discrimination to issue an employee with a warningView Article

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Can an employee be summarily dismissed without prior warnings despite the fact that there is no single act of gross misconduct?

An employer can dismiss an employee for gross misconduct where an employee has not beenView Article

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gross misconduct
dress code

Is it discrimination to require an employee to wear high heels?

We reported last year on the Government response to the House of Commons and EqualitiesView Article

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Is a knowledge of the consequences of disability required?

Under the Equality Act, an employer discriminates against an employee if it treats the employeeView Article

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disability discrimination

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