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The European Court has ruled that obesity may fall within the concept of ‘disability’, attracting protection against discrimination.
On 2 December, Eversheds hosted its annual Food and Drink conference, which opened with a keynote speech by Adam Leyland, editor of The Grocer.
The government has announced changes to the law which will limit claims for deductions from pay filed on or after 1 July 2015 to deductions which occurred in the two-year period before the claim is filed.
Sponsors of contracted-out defined-benefit schemes should have this issue on their agenda for Q2 of 2015.
This speedbrief looks at the Ombudsman’s decision and its implications for clients who find themselves involved with pensions liberation schemes.
Employment Tribunal fees are here to stay for the time being after the High Court rejected Unison’s claim that the fees regime is unlawful.
In recent years, many consumer-facing multi-national companies have been paying increasing attention to a developing global business and human rights agenda.
Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998, dormant since the DPA came into force, is expected to be implemented shortly.
UK: privacy and information law update — enforced subject access: a new criminal offence under the Data Protection Act 1998
Section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), dormant since the DPA came into force, is expected to be implemented shortly.
On 25 November, HMRC issued two Revenue & Customs Briefs. Eversheds has set out the background and a suggested way forward.
Eversheds’ pensions freedoms survey: 81 per cent of employers concerned their staff will make poor financial decisions
Eighty-one per cent of employers are concerned that their staff will make poor financial decisions when they are given new pensions freedoms in April 2015.
What can and what should organisations be doing to prepare for Ebola from a health and safety point of view?
Advocate-general Jääskinen has concluded that there is no general principle of EU law prohibiting discrimination in the labour market.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently given another decision on the subject of age discrimination and justification.
On 1 December 2014, we are expecting legislation to come into force that will give effect to the new shared parental leave regime.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld the Tribunal’s decision in Seldon that compulsory retirement, in this case involving a partner in a law firm, was justified.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently given an interesting ruling on redundancy selection that could open the door to more claims from disabled employees.
Tribunals are shortly to be given new powers to order employers to conduct equal-pay audits in some circumstances.
Later this year, the CJEU is expected to give a ruling addressing the extent to which EU law protects workers against discrimination on grounds of obesity.
UK Discrimination Law Review: code for employers — avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working
In May 2014, the Home Office published a new statutory code of practice to provide practical guidance to employers on avoiding illegal discrimination when carrying out document checks.