Category Archives: Sex Discrimination at Work

Discrimination – How times have changed!!!

We were amused to read a recent article in a legal publication which referred to a fellow employment lawyers time when she was applying for her training contract (called articles at the time). This was 1969 and she recalls receiving … Continue reading

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Time off to accompany at antenatal appointments

The right On 1 October 2014 the right for an employee or agency worker (please note that there are qualifying requirements for agency workers) who has a ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman or the child she is expecting will … Continue reading

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Tribunal Procedure when a Claimant fails to attend a hearing.

The recent case of Duffy v George considers the fairness of the procedure followed by the Employment Tribunal in a sexual harassment case. Ms George complained to the Employment Tribunal that she was sexually harassed by Mr Duffy in their … Continue reading

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Landmark Equal Pay Ruling

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that 174 former employees of Birmingham Council may continue their claims for equal pay in the High Court. Claims for equal pay are usually brought in Employment Tribunals, where claims must be lodged within … Continue reading

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Work Experience

The Government has recently announced that it is withdrawing its controversial, albeit in-part successful, work experience scheme where sanctions could be applied for non-compliance. The scheme met with a great deal of public disapproval, which in turn led the businesses … Continue reading

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