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Menopause will not become a protected characteristic

‘Menopause in the Workplace’ report The government has published its response to the ‘Menopause in the Workplace’ report presented by the cross-party Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee in July 2022. It has accepted some of the Committee’s recommendations, for example …

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Ms R Jandu v Marks and Spencer: Dyslexic shop worker discriminated against

The case serves as a cautionary tale for employers approaching a redundancy exercise and highlights the pitfalls that even large employers may fall into when seeking to dismiss employees. Ms Jandu, who is dyslexic, had worked for the well-known retailer …

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Flexible working is not working for women

A recent survey carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) found that half of the UK’s working mothers are denied flexible working or only had their request partially accepted. It also found that 86% of women who worked flexibly …

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Equal Pay – Are there any risks in achieving parity?

The gender pay gap flags the disparity between men and women’s remuneration in the same workplace. Since 1997, the Office for National Statistics has monitored the difference between men and women’s average pay and in 2017 the Gender Pay Gap …

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Avoiding flashpoints in returning to the workplace

Daniel Zona, an Employment lawyer with Collyer Bristow, gives his views on how employers can avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims now that workplace social distancing rules have been eased. Running time: 6 mins

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Are Vaccination Policies at Work Discriminatory?

ACAS guidance ACAS (the body which deals with employee/employer disputes in the first instance) has taken the view that employers cannot require employees to take the vaccine and should listen to concerns if staff refuse to take it (read more …

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