In the recent Court of Appeal case of Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Limited, the Court examined whether or not an agency worker was entitled - under the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (the Regulations) - to be offered the same number of hours of work as those performed by a permanent employee.
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What could the Government's new consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace mean for employers?
Despite the fact that there is such a clear legal position on this issue there is significant evidence to suggest that workplace sexual harassment remains widespread. The Government believes that this suggests that employers are not taking adequate steps to prevent harassment from happening.
The Court of Appeal has today published its decision in relation to Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and Ali v Capita Customer Management, two cases that considered whether or not it was discriminatory for employers not to pay a man who takes shared parental leave following the birth of a child at the same rate as a woman on maternity leave.
A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case highlights the importance for an employer of being able to rely on existing warnings when it comes to justifying the dismissal of an employee, and the difficulty an employee will have in later challenging such previous warnings before a tribunal. The appeal considered whether it would have been appropriate for the Employment Tribunal to have considered whether a final written warning that had been previously issued to the Claimant was valid.
As the gender pay gap reporting deadline looms on 4 April, many organisations are yet to submit their data. Here, we look at what's involved, including a link to our guide to Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations.