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Taylor Review of Modern Employment Practices

As we have previously reported, Matthew Taylor was appointed by the Government to conduct an independent review of how employment practices need to adapt to fit with the way modern businesses are run. The review was published yesterday, to mixed reaction. We run through some of the key recommendations made in the review.

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Shared Parental Pay and Discrimination

In the case of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd an Employment Tribunal decided that a male employee who took leave to care for his child had suffered direct sex discrimination when he did not receive enhanced pay that would have been available to a female employee.

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Boxer v Excel Group Services (In Liquidation)

An Employment Tribunal has decided that an individual was a “worker”, despite being labelled in the contract as self-employed.

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What’s Next For Employment Law Following The Election?

Whilst the political landscape is still not clear following last week’s election result, we look at the employment-related pledges put forward by the Conservative party in its manifesto.

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The Government Legal Service v Brookes

In the case of The Government Legal Service v Brookes, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that a claimant, who had Asperger’s syndrome, had suffered disability discrimination when she was required to take a multiple-choice test as part of the prospective employer’s recruitment process.

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