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Reasonable Adjustments: Employer knowledge

Under the Equality Act 2010 an Employer is under a duty, pursuant to Section 20, to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities. In particular there are 3 areas in which an employer has to consider reasonable adjustments and they are as follows: Equality Act 2010 S.20 … (3)The first requirement is a requirement, where […]

Discrimination Employment

Care Workers Pay On The Up

There could be a shake-up on the cards for those employed as care workers following a decision in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In particular regarding there pay during sleepovers at service user’s premises and when travelling between appointments. It is widely accepted that Care Workers are drastically underpaid with a large swathe working for less […]

Employment Unlawful Deduction from Wages

Race and Sex Discrimination Case Against IPCC

The police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), is facing legal action from a Barrister who has issued a claim to an Employment Tribunal for race and sex discrimination.  Natasha Sivanandan applied for a job in January as an investigator with the police watchdog but was not called in for interview, she subsequently discovered […]

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Indirect Discrimination – Little v Richmond Pharmacology

The recent case of Little v Richmond Pharmacology confirms that indirect discrimination can, in certain circumstances, be ”cured” by an internal appeal process. The Facts Ms Little requested to return to work  flexibly after maternity leave, when her request was refused, she resigned claiming that her employer, a clinical research organisation (the Respondent), had acted […]

Case Review

Fathers to Share Parental Leave

The government has published the final details of its proposals to allow fathers to share parental leave and statutory pay.  From April 2015, once a new mother has taken her compulsory two-weeks off to recover from the birth of her baby, the remaining 50 weeks may be split between both parents. The Present System Currently […]

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