September 2014

When is an employer liable for discrimination against an employee or job applicant? Employers are directly liable under s.39 of the Equality Act 2010 for discrimination against an employee or job applicant because of a protected characteristic in relation to recruitment, during employment or dismissing him...

Dress codes in employment, including guidance for hot weather wear Dress codes Dress codes are often used in the workplace and there are many reasons why an employer may have one, for example workers may be asked to wear a uniform to communicate a corporate image and...

The Children and Families Act 2014 introduces shared parental leave and statutory shared parental pay for parents and adopters. Mothers' entitlement to 52 weeks' maternity leave and 39 weeks' statutory maternity pay remains, as does fathers' entitlement to two weeks' ordinary paternity leave and pay, but...