Dress codes and sex discrimination

Dress codes and sex discrimination

The Government Equalities Office has issued new guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination. The guidance follows a high profile case in 2016 when a receptionist was sent home for wearing flat shoes.

Religion and belief

Religion and belief

Did you know that a belief in climate change can be a ‘philosophical’ belief under the Equality Act? ACAS has issued some helpful new guidance on how to reduce religion and belief discrimination in the workplace.

Payslips

Payslips

The catchily named Employment Rights Act 1996 (Itemised Pay Statement) (Amendment) (No.2) Order 2018 requires businesses to provide all ‘workers’ with an itemised payslip.

Variations of contract

Variations of contract

How easy is it for an employer to impose a pay freeze? In Abrahall v Nottingham City Council, the Court of Appeal decided that a group of employees had not ‘agreed’ to a pay freeze when they continued to work without protest afterwards.

Men's Health Week 2018

Men’s Health Week 2018

This week is Men’s Health Week 2018 and this year it coincides with Diabetes Week.  Diabetes is a condition which currently affects one in ten adult males, and the disease is only expected to soar sharply over the next 20 years