WorkLife tagged with Briefings and guidance

Considering whether to enhance shared parental pay? Some practical tips for employers

Considering whether to enhance shared parental pay? Some practical tips for employers

A couple of weeks ago, the Employment Appeals Tribunal ( EAT ) confirmed  in Capita v Ali that failing to enhance shared parental leave pay ( EShPP ) in line with enhanced maternity pay ( EMP ) is not direct discrimination. In doing so, the EAT overturned the original decision of the Employment Tribunal. The EAT concluded that a woman on maternity leave is not comparable to a man on shared parental leave; the purpose of shared parental leave is fundamentally different.  

Employer's Duties - References and Negligent Misstatement

Employer's Duties - References and Negligent Misstatement

When providing a reference, are employers under a duty to examine the procedural fairness of earlier investigations upon which facts and opinions in the reference are based?

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

Can an employee be dismissed for failing to disclose material information? A reminder of the law on unfair dismissal

It is not every day that the Supreme Court concerns itself with matters of employment law, so it is worth commenting on the cases where they do. The most recent one – Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council – concerned the dismissal of a head teacher for failing to disclose her relationship with someone convicted of making indecent images of children.

Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has now issued its report last week “Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at Work”. The message in the report is a very clear one: the evidence gathered about British workplaces shows that employers are not adequately protecting their employees from sexual harassment. 

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