Tag Archives: Equality Act 2010

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

This week the Government confirmed it will issue regulations requiring employers who have 250 or more employees to publish gender pay information. This blog explores the impact for employers. The Government has now confirmed its intention to legislate under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 which gives the Government power to issue regulations requiring … Continue Reading

UK update – Type 2 diabetes controlled by diet is not automatically a disability

This post was written by David Ashmore and Amy Treppass. In Metroline Travel v Stoute, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) decided that employees with type 2 diabetes controlled by diet (rather than medication) are not automatically protected by disability discrimination legislation. The Facts Mr Stoute was employed by Metroline and worked for them as a … Continue Reading

Employment Law Changes Taking Effect 1 October 2014

As is generally the case each year, 1 October brings a number of changes to employment law. The key changes taking effect 1 October 2014 are as follows: National Minimum Wage Increase The annual increase to national minimum wage rates for all workers will take effect, such that from 1 October: Workers aged 21 and … Continue Reading

Victimisation under the Equality Act 2010 – ex-employees are now protected (again!)

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to subject an employee to detriment because they have raised (or are threatening to raise) a complaint about discrimination – so-called “victimisation.” Over the last year or so there have been conflicting judgments from the Employment Appeal Tribunal on the issue of ex-employees and whether they are protected … Continue Reading

Three ‘golden rules’ when considering whether an employee is disabled

Last month, we looked at when employer might be deemed to have knowledge of an employee’s disability, discussing (among other cases) the EAT’s decision Gallop v Newport County Council. At that time we noted that the appeal had already been heard in the Court of Appeal but judgment had been reserved.  The Court of Appeal has … Continue Reading

Recent Discrimination Rulings – Potential Risks for Global Employers

This post was also written by Michaela L. Mc Cormack. On November 2, Nicolas C. Sauvage gave a seminar at top French business school HEC as part of the new specialized executive Masters programme for international Human Resources Directors, “Human Resources Management & Sustainable Development.” Nicolas’ presentation covered the themes of diversity and discrimination, retracing the … Continue Reading

The UK Equality Act 2010 – new risks for employers using Compromise Agreements

On the day the Equality Act 2010 came into force last Friday, it became apparent that there is a significant drafting error in the Act which could affect the enforceability of compromise agreements intended to settle discrimination and equal pay claims under the Act. In order to have a qualifying compromise agreement the complainant must … Continue Reading
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