Special report: Employment

Employment law has been a hotbed of activity in recent weeks, most notably following the introduction of new age discrimination rules at the start of the month.

The European Court of Justice threw another loop at employment lawyers last week with its decision in the key equal pay case brought by Bernadette Cadman. The ruling means that if challenged, employers now must justify their decision to give larger pay packets to those who have worked more years at a company.

Some of the articles included in this Employment Special Report were written before last week’s developments, but still provide a valuable insight into the turmoil surrounding equal pay cases.

Also looked at is the potential cost of bullying and harassment in the workplace and provides a practical example of how not to introduce restrictive covenants.