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6 December 2019 Disability pay gap

For the first time, the Office for National Statistics (“ONS”) has analysed pay gaps between disabled and non-disabled employees in the UK using newly reweighted earnings data from the Annual Population Survey.

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29 November 2019 Does TUPE work for workers?

An Employment Tribunal has considered the definition of “employee” under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 and concluded that this definition is wide enough to cover those who would be more usually described within the UK as workers.

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28 November 2019 Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protection

The decision of the Supreme Court extends the scope of whistle-blower protection and is a wider approach than that taken in direct discrimination claims.

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22 November 2019 Capability – the cost of getting it wrong

An 89 year old former patient pathway co-ordinator has been awarded £200,000 by an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal and age and disability discrimination following her dismissal on capability grounds.

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19 November 2019 Equal pay and the material factor defence

Equal pay claims, once the arena for public sector organisations only, have been spreading into the private sector over the last few years.

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14 November 2019 Election implications for IR35

Draft legislation has already been produced to replicate the 2017 IR35 changes within the public sector and extend these to medium and large private sector organisations, with the final legislation previously expected this month.

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11 November 2019 Legal fees for advising on settlement agreements

When entering into a settlement agreement, it is a requirement for the employee to get independent legal advice on the terms and effect of the agreement.

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8 November 2019 Would you work for free?

The gender pay gap continues to make headlines but disparities in pay for disabled workers is given significantly less attention.

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6 November 2019 Annual Injury and Ill-Health Statistics for Great Britain: still too high?

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual report detailing the number of injuries and incidents of ill-health in workplaces across Great Britain, and its statistics show that this number is too high.

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1 November 2019 IR35 and the Issue of Control

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has considered the issue of control in the case of Christa Ackroyd Media Ltd –v- The Commissioners for HMRC and has upheld the decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) that IR35 applied.

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