Employment & HR - Discrimination

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PART-TIME WORKING - 17.05.2024

The employment rights of part-time workers

Part-time workers enjoy statutory rights not to be treated less favourably than comparable full-time workers, regardless of whether they (or their comparator) are male or female. What are the essentials of their statutory protection?
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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION - 17.05.2024

Reasonable adjustments for employees with cancer

King Charles has returned to public duties following his cancer diagnosis in February 2024. What reasonable adjustments should you consider for an employee returning to work following a period of sickness absence due to cancer?
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SEX DISCRIMINATION - 08.05.2024

Long-distance travel requirement was sex discrimination

A mother of two who was made redundant after a new long-distance travel requirement was introduced into her role has won her claims for indirect sex discrimination and unfair dismissal. Where did the employer go wrong?
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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION - 08.05.2024

Recruiting and developing disabled people

Guide for line managers. The government has published a new practical guide for managers on recruiting, managing and developing people with a disability or health condition (see The next step ). Content. The guidance covers the entire employment lifecycle, including such topics as: (1) the manager’s role in creating an inclusive working environment; (2) the duty to make reasonable adjustments; (3)  appropriate language to use about disability; (4) attracting a wide range of job applicants and making adjustments to your recruitment process; (5) making adjustments for new starters; (6) disclosing disability and confidentiality; (7) career progression, including access to training and development; (8) sickness absence management; and (9) employment termination, including dismissal and redundancy. Most of the sections also include some useful bullet point “top tips” . ...
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DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION - 08.04.2024

Trial period in new role can be reasonable adjustment

According to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, an employer failed to make reasonable adjustments when it dismissed a disabled employee rather than placing him in an alternative role on a trial basis. What are the implications of this ruling?
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PATERNITY RIGHTS - 19.03.2024

Why offer enhanced paternity pay?

A parent charity has called for paternity leave to increase to six weeks and statutory paternity pay (SPP) to rise to 90% of pay. Should you provide more than SPP?
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PATERNITY RIGHTS - 19.03.2024

Why offer enhanced paternity pay?

A parent charity has called for paternity leave to increase to six weeks and statutory paternity pay (SPP) to rise to 90% of pay. Should you provide more than SPP?
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RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION - 19.03.2024

Managing annual leave requests for religious festivals

For Muslim employees, the holy month of Ramadan began on 11 March 2024 and is due to end around 10 April 2024 with the festival of Eid al-Fitr. If an employee has requested to take annual leave for the festival, can you decline their request?
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SEX DISCRIMINATION - 08.05.2024

Long-distance travel requirement was sex discrimination

A mother of two who was made redundant after a new long-distance travel requirement was introduced into her role has won her claims for indirect sex discrimination and unfair dismissal. Where did the employer go wrong?
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