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‘Suffragettes’ has brought equality into the limelight once more.
Stand by for an ‘immigration skills charge’ and ‘illegal working checks’.
Don’t be guilty of ‘unwitting facilitation’ – decide on your approach now.
A recent case has held that a defence raised under the Equality Act 2010 (EA) is to be treated differently from, and is greater than, a defence raised under Article 8.
The Supreme Court has held that a claimant’s right to recover a conditional fee agreement success fee and after the event insurance from an unsuccessful defendant is not contrary to the ECHR.
Annual statement of supply chain ’transparency’ required.
Do you agree with some of the discrimination decisions made by the courts in recent years? Shoosmiths presents three different scenarios.
Obligations on businesses to ensure supply chains are slavery-free, including investigating suppliers and intermediaries.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
Most people will welcome a reform of the court system that will facilitate a more efficient and cost-effective approach to access to justice, but can such a system actually be delivered?
The first day of October 2014 is a day of change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
Can and should office relationships be allowed or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment?
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of employers making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees placed at risk of redundancy.
Managing conflicting beliefs, in particular religious beliefs, is an increasingly tricky area for employers.
Following the deportation by the Sri Lankan authorities of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm, Shoosmiths looks at the issue of tattoos in the workplace.
The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force on 13 March 2014, with the first same-sex weddings taking place on 29 March 2014.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees has been increased.
The ’bedroom tax’ is beginning to bite.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has issued guidance for employers and job applicants on pre employment health questions.
The European Court of Human Rights has handed down a judgment considering the right of individuals to manifest their religion in the workplace.