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Pregnancy & Maternity Discrimination: Will there be a job waiting for you?

A recent report by Maternity Action titled Overdue: A plan of action to tackle pregnancy discrimination now has created some interesting reading. Their research looked into the level of maternity discrimination that females are encountering in the workplace and it has led to some rather shocking figures. One of the key figures that they have come up with is that […]

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The Right to Choose Legal Representation

What is Legal Expenses Insurance? Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI), either purchased separately or included as an element within home insurance policies, should meet the legal costs of policyholders when they encounter difficulties which require the advice or representation of a lawyer. Restriction of the Right to Choose Legal Representation Often policyholders find that when they […]

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UK Employment Law Test Case for Christian Employees

In a case, which was heralded by some to be a UK employment law test case, a Christian employee has lost the case which she had taken to the Court of Appeal over her right to observe the sabbath and take Sunday as a day of rest. Celestina Mba, who worked for Merton council at […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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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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