Employment law

Recent developments in employment law

Staying on top of all relevant case law and consultations pertaining to the field of HR can be difficult. Here David Ashmore and Alison Heaton provide a rundown of the most recent developments.

Getting the support you need when coming out as non-binary at work

Many of us went through a journey of self-discovery during the pandemic, and for me it was no different. It took the months of introspection brought on by lockdown to reach a place where I realised I...

Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Are we missing opportunities to support empty-nesters?

With universities at long last offering in-person learning once again, and record university applications following two disrupted years, more Brits than ever have become empty-nesters.

Pay gap reporting is failing women as pay gap widens

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date calculated by the Fawcett Society that marks the point in the year where women (on average), stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

Gender pay gaps discourage teenagers from taking jobs

Ahead of this Thursday’s Equal Pay Day (after which the gender pay gap effectively means women work the rest of the year unpaid), a poll by job site, Indeed, reveals nearly half (48%) of teenage girls...

Real Living Wage rise: what HR needs to know

The Real Living Wage (RLW), a voluntary salary level independently calculated based on the real cost of living, has today been substantially increased, bringing a much-needed wage boost to hundreds of...

Wage exploitation left unchecked by government

Employers paying below the National Minimum Wage only stand to be found out once every 500 years.

New Acas guidance promises to help make fire and rehire a last resort

Workplace expert Acas has published new guidance encouraging employers to explore all options before resorting to fire and rehire tactics when changing employee contracts.

Refugee women half as likely to find employment than women born in UK

Bias could be blocking refugee women from jobs as a new report reveals they have been employed at half the rate (35%) of those born in the UK (71%).

Sexual harassment on the rise as remote work blurs social boundaries

Law firm Royds Withy King has warned of an uptick in sexual harassment at work due to more hybrid working.

Employment law