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Headscarf ban was not direct discrimination


Ms Achbita worked for G4S who said that employees were not permitted to wear any religious, political or philosophical symbols while on duty. She was

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A poor attitude to organisational change could constitute gross misconduct


The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that procedural failings and inclusion in an internal appeal panel of an individual (who was junior to the

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The Chartered Institute for Building has published a toolkit for tackling modern slavery in the construction sector.


Produced in association with "Stronger Together" (an initiative that supports organisations tackling modern slavery), the toolkit assists construction businesses in complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Among other things, it:


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Government to issue new guidance to support working mothers with premature babies


The government is set to publish guidance aimed at supporting working mothers with premature babies. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will work

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Fathers not taking up flexible working opportunities


The Chairman of the Women and Equalities inquiry into the treatment of fathers in the workplace has said that fathers are hesitant to ask their

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Virgin Money reports 36% mean gender pay gap


Virgin Money has reported an average 36% gender pay gap in their 2016 annual report. According to the report, the financial services organisation had a

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Sick days taken by workers at lowest since records began


Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the number of workers calling in sick is at its lowest level since records

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Government promises action on workplace dress codes and high heels


On 6 March 2017, the e-petition on workplace dress codes and high heels was discussed in the House of Commons.  This follows the case in

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Publication of Employment Tribunal judgments: the impact for employers


In February, the Ministry of Justice formally launched its website of Employment Tribunal decisions. All future Tribunal decisions will be uploaded onto the website. Below we

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Gender pay gap reporting


ACAS and the Government Equalities Office have jointly published guidance on the Gender Pay Gap Regulations which are due to come into force on 6

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