Employers offering enhanced contractual maternity pay to mothers are not guilty of direct or indirect discrimination, and are not breaching equal pay rules, if they fail to give enhanced pay to fathers taking shared parental leave as well, the Supreme Court has confirmed.
Employers offering enhanced contractual maternity pay to mothers are not guilty of direct or indirect discrimination or of breaching equal pay rules, if they fail to give enhanced pay to fathers taking shared parental leave as well, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
An employer arguing that an otherwise discriminatory practice is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, and therefore lawful, should ensure they have compared its effect on the relevant employees against the importance of their legitimate aim, a recent ruling makes clear.
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Chapter 8 looks at narrative reporting, giving an overview, the requirements of the UK Corporate Governance Code and detailing the strategic report, the directors report, the corporate governance statement, the statement on risk management and internal control, remuneration reporting and gender pay gap reporting.
These ten sections of the chapter on employment cover discrimination - the Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous discrimination legislation. Discrimination on the basis of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation is outlawed. In addition discrimination against people with criminal records, part-time workers, fixed-term workers and agency workers is also covered.
Job evaluation: a guide to achieving equal pay
A good practice guide to job evaluation.
Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas
. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas template equality documents for employers: a gender pay reporting letter and sample equality policy.
Acas guidance offering an insight into how sex discrimination can occur in the workplace and how it can be dealt with.
5 lessons we've learned from gender pay reporting...
Discussion of the issues around implementation of gender pay reporting in the UK as of May 2018 and the 5 things you should do next. Also cited are the percentage of employers which complied and failed to report their data, the differences between gender pay and equal pay.
"Is he being paid more than me?"
The article discusses gender pay gaps in organizations of Great Britain. Topics include views of Elysia McCaffrey, head at the Government Equalities Office, on payroll arrangements, the introduction of gender pay gap reporting having positive effect on the quality of public discourse and forcing business to act on the more persistent issues such as pay inequality, and incorporation of gender pay gap analysis into pay review by Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CPID).
What now? Not all harassment makes the headlines - but there are hard and fast rules every business facing allegations should follow.
The article discusses sexual harassment allegations made within the U.S. entertainment industry and offers tips for businesses facing such allegations. Topics include the tendency for companies to ignore transgressions or trivialise them despite a clear definition of sexual harassment presented under Great Britain's Sex Discrimination Act, the Equality Act's protection of individuals making claims and organizations against hypersensitive individuals, and the importance of corporate culture that welcomes concerns and complaints.
Information on the legislation governing equal pay from the CIPD. Induces factsheets, Q&As and case law. Registration required to access content.
Research report from the EHRC. The study looks at sex discrimination and the gender pay gap within the financial services sector.
Guidance from the EHRC including what qualifies as a belief, different types of sex discrimination and circumstances when being treated differently due to sex is lawful
CIPD factsheets, Q&As and case law on sexual discrimination. Registration required to access content.
Report analyses ONS economy-wide data and organisation level data arising from the gender reporting requirements introduced in 2018 that covers 10,000 employers. Narrative reporting is also reviewed and actions that employers could take to promote gender equality within their organisations are suggested.
Details of the Treasury's 'Women in Finance Charter' which asks financial services firms to commit to implementing 4 key industry actions to improve gender balance within the industry.
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