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Press14 October 2022
Employers risk losing experienced female members of staff if they fail to offer support during menopause.
Protecting staff from social media abuse as important as protecting your brand: Hannah Price and James Storke comment for International Employment Lawyer
Press16 July 2021
On 11 July 2021, football fans across Europe came together to witness England take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley stadium. An engaging match swayed back and forth between the two sides before eventually going to penalties, where the Italians emerged victorious after three England players missed their spot kicks.
The test for equal pay comparisons - going back to the source: Carolyn Soakell writes for PLC Magazine
Press29 June 2021
In what might be the last ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in a UK equal pay case, the ECJ has confirmed that female staff working in Tesco stores can rely directly on the EU “single source” test in order to compare themselves to men working in distribution centres (K and others v Tesco Stores Ltd C-624/19).
Press04 June 2021
The U.K.'s Commission for Racial and Ethnicity Disparity recently recommended that all employers voluntarily report pay gaps among ethnic groups to identify and rectify disparities.
Regulators push for greater diversity in financial services: Michael Burd comments for Compliance Monitor
Press14 May 2021
Diversity and inclusion are regulatory issues, the Financial Conduct Authority has affirmed, and will be “mainstreamed” into all its processes.
UK: Equal Pay: UK Supreme Court Allows Asda Employees To Make Equal Pay Comparison. Lucy Lewis writes for Mondaq
Press09 April 2021
The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that Asda's retail staff can compare themselves to higher-paid distribution depot staff for the purposes of an equal pay claim. This article explains.
Tackling bullying and harassment in a remote working environment: Carolyn Soakell writes for People Management
Press18 January 2021
Inappropriate behaviour that may be obvious in the office may not be as visible when staff are at home, which can make victims feel nervous about speaking out.
Press18 January 2021
This year’s gender pay gap figures could be much lower than previous years, but this will be on account of the impact of furlough rather than businesses taking more meaningful action on gender inequality.
Press04 January 2021
Furloughed workers will be excluded from mandatory gender pay gap reporting next year, which could distort pay disparities between men and women.
Rethinking our definition of bullying and harassment: Lucy Hendley writes for The Law Society Gazette
Press23 December 2020
The way we look at behaviour and management styles in the workplace has shifted in recent years. Some members of our profession will remember a time where it wasn’t considered an issue to shout at a trainee for their poor research memo or criticise a junior lawyer in public. We all knew the partners we had to keep on the good side of and the ones to avoid wherever possible.
Press20 November 2020
This briefing paper provides statistics on the size of the gender pay gap in the UK, looks at some of the reasons why the gender pay gap arises and discusses the duty on large employers to report on the size of the gender pay gap in their workforce.
Could Black Lives Matter speed up the introduction of ethnicity pay reporting? Rachel Ward and Tom Heys write for People Management
Press14 July 2020
Rachel Ward and Tom Heys explore whether the renewed pressure to remove societal injustice faced by BAME people could finally mean clarity on this area of legislation.
Press12 February 2019
Karen Baxter, Tom Heys and Anna Bond have written an article for HR Review discussing a recent survey by Stonewall that found bi and trans inclusivity was significantly low among employers, prompting the charity’s executive director to call for more to be done to tackle this problem in the workplace.
Press08 May 2018
In an article for economia, Colin Leckey comments on gender pay gap reporting and why there are pay disparities, even for people doing similar jobs.
Tom Heys comments for The Economist: ‘A legal defeat for a pious prison gardener is good news for bosses’
Press09 August 2017
Tom Heys has commented in an article for The Economist discussing religious rights at work, in light of a recent case in which an individual failed in his religious discrimination claim after being disciplined for causing offence by quoting Bible passages.