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Landmark legal battle that could prevent women earning less than men in the UK

The latest hearing in the UK's largest ever private sector equal pay claim is due to kick off today, in a case that could eventually see around 15,000 predominantly female Asda workers recovering well over £100m in pay.
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Landmark legal battle that could prevent women earning less than men in the UK

Ethnicity Facts and Figures

On Tuesday 10 October 2017, the Government launched a new website – Ethnicity Facts and Figures – the aim of which is to challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different ethnic backgrounds are treated.
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Ethnicity Facts and Figures

Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on “public interest” test

The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the recent whistleblowing case of Chesterton Global Ltd and another v Nurmohamed, the first case of its kind to reach the Court of Appeal. This is a significant case that sets out the approach to be taken by tribunals when deciding if a disclosure is “in the public interest”, a requirement for statutory whistleblowing protection. This "public interest" test was introduced in June 2013 in order to prevent workers from using whistleblowing protection laws to bring claims where they make disclosures about a breach of their own employment contract.
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Whistleblowing: Court of Appeal rules on “public interest” test

Good Work: Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices

The much anticipated independent review of modern working practices by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, was published this week (11 July 2017). The review suggests a national strategy to provide good work for all "for which government needs to be held accountable". It takes the following into consideration when it talks about "good work": wages, employment quality, education and training, working conditions, work life balance, consultative participation and collective representation. Its key message is that everyone should enjoy a "baseline" of protection and be given routes to enable progression at work.
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Good Work: Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices