Employment and Pensions Law (25 June – 9 July)

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Employment News One in five LGBT people still aren’t ‘out’ at work, according to national survey People Management – 4 July According to a recent survey of LGBT employees, 19% of respondents have not revealed their sexuality at work. More than one-fifth of those who took the survey reported experiencing negative or mixed reactions about their sexuality in the workplace. …

Employment and Pensions Law (11 June – 25 June)

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Feature of the Fortnight According to the Professional Adviser, 12,000 people have now signed a petition to reverse the government’s plans to raise the state pension retirement age (SPA) to 68 between 2037 and 2039. These dates are seven years ahead of what the government had initially proposed, and will affect numerous employees when it comes to their retirement planning. …

Employment and Pensions Law (28 May – 11 June)

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Employment News New bill could force large companies to divulge parental leave policies People Management – 7 June A private members’ bill has been presented in parliament, which would require businesses with over 250 members of staff to publish their parental leave and pay policies. Current figures suggest that every year 54,000 women in Britain are forced out of their …

Employment and Pensions Law (14 May – 28 May)

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Employment News Trainee pay slump followed scrapping of minimum wage The Law Society Gazette – 24 May The Solicitors Regulation Authority has published an impact assessment, revealing that abolishing the minimum wage for trainees has led to lower average pay and a wider gender pay gap. Trainees are now £560 worse off a year. Regular pay increased by 0.4% in …

Employment and Pensions Law (23 April – 7 May)

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Employment News Failing to enhance shared parental pay may be indirectly discriminatory, finds EAT People Management – 2 May People Management discuss the case of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, where the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruled that employers who enhance maternity pay, but only pay the statutory rate for shared parental leave (SPL) may be discriminating against …

Employment and Pensions Law (9 April – 23 April)

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Employment Law Supreme Court rules employees can claim damages for a symptomless condition Latham & Watkins LLP – 16 April Latham and Watkins LLP discuss the Supreme Court decision in Dryden and others v Johnson Matthey, a significant decision which allows three former employees of a chemical company to claim damages for a symptomless condition they received whilst working at …

Employment and Pensions Law (26 March – 9 April)

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Employment News Gender pay reporting deadline closes with largest gap at 85.2 per cent People Management – 5 April The deadline for publishing companies gender pay gap has closed, with over 10,000 organisations reporting their pay gap. On average, the pay gap was 18.4% with 78% of organisations paying men more than their female counterparts. NWN Media reported the largest …

The BBC, Equal Pay, the Gender Gap and Transparency

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Equal pay is a hot topic. This is partly because of gender pay gap information from a number of well-known companies, but the main impetus has come from the disclosures by the BBC about the pay of its highest paid ‘on-air’ staff. It is great that so many people, especially employers and their workers, are thinking and talking about equal …

Q&A with John-Paul Waite

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Bloomsbury Professional catch up with barrister and employment law author, John-Paul Waite. 1. What first interested you in employment law? I was attracted to employment as it is an area of law with an exceptionally high degree of human and intellectual interest. The changes to the law tend to reflect shifting societal attitudes towards the workplace and are often a …