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The top 10 landmark employment law changes over the past 10 years

We’re continuing our theme of top 10s to celebrate our 10 years in business.  This time we’ve come up with a top 10 of notable employment law changes.  As we all know, employment law is constantly changing and when we looked back, we found that there have been some quite ‘iconic’ changes in recent years.   

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Is Enhanced Maternity Pay Discriminatory?

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that it is not discriminatory to pay men on shared parental leave less than an enhanced rate of maternity pay paid to women on maternity leave. In this article, Emma Roberts, looks at the case and highlights the key points to take away.

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3 Things We Learnt In Law This Week (7 February 2019)

Consultation On Extending Redundancy Protection For New Parents

A recent study by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy found that one in nine returning to work after maternity leave were fired, made redundant, or treated in a manner which forced them to leave their job. The study also found that as many as 54,000 women per year are losing their jobs as a result of their pregnancy or maternity leave.

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100 Years of Voting

Tuesday this week marked the 100th anniversary of some British women gaining the right to exercise their democratic right to vote in the UK. 

Whilst there is much to celebrate in terms of women’s progress in this country in the last century, sex discrimination in the workplace and beyond continues. The Fawcett Society has published a Sex Discrimination Law Review, which examines whether sex discrimination law in the UK is fit for purpose. The report serves as a timely reminder of what employers can do to avoid discrimination in the workplace. 

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Considering Equal Pay and the Gender Pay Gap

Equal pay and the gender pay gap have been at the forefront of the headlines recently. This is in part due to the high-profile resignation of the BBC’s Carrie Gracie over unequal pay, the large volume of equal pay cases currently battling their way through the courts and the new gender pay gap reporting rules which organisations across the country are currently grappling with. 

In this article, we will look at these two interrelated areas of law, the recent legal developments surrounding these areas and provide some guidance on how to improve gender equality in your organisation in 2018. 

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