The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination at work in relation to the nine “protected characteristics”: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
The 331-year-old insurance institution, Lloyd’s of London, has introduced a new code of conduct to address claims that its boozy culture is causing general boorish behaviour and sexual harassment in the workplace.
In March 2019, the Court of Appeal upheld a County Court decision that the suspension of a teacher in anticipation of a misconduct investigation was not a breach of the term of trust and confidence which is implied into all employment contracts.
In an eagerly anticipated decision, the High Court has ruled that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) must continue to fulfil its Canary Wharf lease obligations, rejecting the argument of the EU Regulator that the £500m lease has been frustrated by Brexit.
As some in the UK celebrate Love your Pet Day, research by insurance provider Petplan suggests that 5% of pet owners have been offered paid leave from their job specifically related to their pet owning duties.
2019 promises to be an eventful 12 months, if the way it has begun is anything to go by. With so much fluidity in the political, economic and legal arena, one thing is certain: there are significant changes on the horizon.
Asda has lost the latest stage of a long-running legal battle in the Court of Appeal meaning that thousands of female Asda employees are a step closer to receiving equal pay to their higher-paid colleagues.
Following the Taylor Review on the impact of modern working practices and the “gig economy”, the government has set out its proposals to reform employment law, describing them as some of the biggest changes to workers’ rights in 20 years.
The annual work Christmas party is a great opportunity for staff to relax and enjoy themselves after a year of hard work. However, the mix of alcohol and high spirits can easily become a problem for employers if the behaviour of their employees gets out of hand.
Mental health is now an issue at the forefront of many housing associations’ minds. While this is particularly the case in relation to mental health at work, organisations also need to focus on the same issues in relation to their tenants and service users.