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HMRC changes to taxation of termination payments
Government proposes enhanced protections for employees and workers facing workplace discrimination
The government has proposed introducing new protections for employees and workers facing discrimination in the workplace from their employers. These […]
It's getting personal: Potential GDPR breach for employees who check work emails on personal mobiles out of the office
Recent research has revealed that employees who check work emails on their personal phones could be in breach of the […]
Publicise parental leave policies
A study conducted by the Liberal Democrats has revealed that only 4 UK government departments display their parental leave and pay policies on their external websites. This is despite the fact that the government has launched a new "Share the joy" campaign, intended to encourage more parents to utilise shared parental leave, and is spending £1.5 million to increase awareness.
EHRC gender pay gap investigations
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to the Government informing it that in June it will be commencing the first of its gender pay gap investigations into employers who have failed to comply with their gender pay gap (GPG) reporting obligations. The announcement should not come as a surprise as the EHRC issued a warning prior to 4 April 2018 deadline that any companies which failed to comply with their reporting obligations could face enforcement action in the form of a fine or an investigation.
Fathers and the Workplace
The Women and Equalities Committee has published a report highlighting what it sees as the difficulties that fathers face in balancing their careers with childcare responsibilities. The report makes a series of proposals which aim to put men and women on a more equal footing when it comes to maternity and paternity leave. The most headline grabbing recommendation is that fathers should receive one month's leave at 90% of their salary (capped for higher earners) when their wife or partner has a baby and a further two months of paternity leave at £141 a week, without any loss of rights for the mother.
Government's response to Taylor Review
Seven months ago, we reported on the Taylor Review of modern working practices, with its focus on “good work” for […]
Sex discrimination law review final report
2018 is a momentous year, in that it marks 100 years since British women were given the right to vote. […]
Less than half of businesses prepared for GDPR
According to new research carried out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports, less than half of all UK businesses and charities are aware of the changes to UK data protection law under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will come into force on 25 May 2018.
Timing and permission to amend an ET1
In the recent case of Galilee v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis the EAT held that the doctrine of 'relation back', whereby amendments take effect from the date of the original document which it amended, does not apply in the tribunal.
Dress Codes in the Workplace
Headlines on dress codes are becoming more frequent and certainly catch the eye with the BBC's "Can an employer demand that you go to work naked?" being no exception! The question raises a fair point – to what extent can employers dictate what its workforce wear to work?