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Increase in compensation for discrimination claims

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Where a Claimant succeeds in a discrimination claim, an Employment Tribunal has the ability to: Order payment of compensation (uncapped) Make recommendations Make a declaration as to the...

A quick guide to time off work

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The holiday season, while welcomed by most of us, can bring a number of issues for both employers balancing the needs of employees, and parents trying to juggle work and childcare commitments. Here are some useful points to consider when it comes to workers...

Dementia in the workplace

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Alzheimer’s Society is Chattertons charity of the year and all employees have undergone training to become a dementia friendly firm. Dementia can affects us all in many ways, therefore it is vital that we increase our understanding of Dementia to...

Successful direct sex discrimination claim over shared parental pay

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A father has won a direct sex discrimination claim for failure to pay enhanced shared parental pay in circumstances where female employees were entitled to enhanced maternity pay. Background Shared Parental Leave and pay Shared parental leave allows...

EAT confirms bar on holiday pay deductions claim after three month gap

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed in Fulton and another v Bear Scotland that a gap of three months or more between one series of non-payments or underpayments and the next (in this case holiday pay), will break the ‘series of...

National Minimum Wage for sleeping on the job?

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All employers irrespective of their size must pay workers a National Minimum Wage (NMW) with different rates applying for different categories of workers (current rates set out below). To establish whether a worker has been paid the NMW...

How high is the threshold for dismissal for some other substantial reason?

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There are 5 potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee: conduct, capability, redundancy, statutory illegality or “some other substantial reason of a kind such as to justify the dismissal of an employee holding the position which the employee...

The Trade Union Act 2016: What is being implemented in March 2017?

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Following the general election in May 2015 it was announced that the Conservative government would reform the law around trade union activity and industrial action to “bring an end to disruptive and undemocratic strike action”. The Trade...

Apprenticeships: a change in funding from April 2017

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In 2015 the government announced plans to introduce an Apprenticeship Levy on employers in an attempt to expand the ‘quantity and quality’ of apprenticeships in the UK. The levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017, requiring all employers with an...

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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On 6 December 2016 the government published the revised draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017, subject to being approved by Parliament. What is meant by the gender pay gap? The gender pay gap...