The government proposes minor reform for bringing an Employment Tribunal (“ET”) claim

The government has released its long awaited review of ET fees; ultimately, launching a consultation on new proposals to change the ET fees remission scheme (called ‘Help with Fees’).

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Obligations – how does this affect your organisation?

On the 6 April 2017 these new regulations will become law which require both public and private employers with 250 or more employees to publish the following:

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Can an employer rely on a mobility clause to require its employees to relocate and avoid a redundancy situation?

This issue was recently considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the case of Kellogg Brown & Root (UK) Ltd v Fitton.  If an employer closes its office and re-locates somewhere else, this comes under the definition of ‘redundancy’ as set out in the Employment Rights Act 1996.  However, it is not uncommon for the employer to choose to rely upon a mobility clause (if contained)…

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The government has published a White Paper setting out its 12 priority areas for Brexit

So, what does this mean for employment rights? There is very little detail in the Paper, and it provides no new information on workers’ rights.  It simply sets out that the Great Repeal Bill will maintain existing EU protections for workers and that these rights will be protected when EU law is converted into domestic legislation.

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The government has responded to calls for better pregnancy and maternity protection

The government has published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s report which called for better pregnancy and maternity protection.  This report demonstrated that the number of expectant and new mothers forced to leave their jobs had almost doubled since 2005.  The Equalities and Human Rights Commission reported last year that 6% of women are made redundant and 11% feel forced to…

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