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25 July 2017 Sarah Henchoz
I suspect there are many companies out there who would be thrilled if their gender pay gap was as low as the BBC’s 10% – eight points below the national average. A week ago, it was almost impossible to drum up any enthusiasm about pay parity but now just about everyone has a view on › Read More
17 July 2017 Sheila Fahy
The problem with stereotypes about people is that the preconceived notions upon which they are based may inform important decision-making. Yes, there may be an element of “truth” in the assumption that physical and mental ability deteriorates with age, or women make the best carers, or doctors (of the time-travelling variety) are men. › Read More
13 July 2017 Nigel Parker
The boundaries between work and home are increasingly blurred. This means employee monitoring activities can inadvertently extend to monitoring employees in a private context. The Article 29 Working Party recently published a new opinion concerning data processing at work. It covers a wide range of topics, including the processing of employee data on social media › Read More
04 July 2017 Brian Jebb
A new law recently enacted in New York City prohibits private and public employers from asking about an applicant’s salary and benefits history during the hiring process. The law, which comes into effect on October 31, 2017, also prohibits prospective employers from contacting the current and former employers of the applicant to ask about his/her › Read More
23 June 2017 Sarah Henchoz
In difficult times it is quite often children who can put a smile on our faces with the very matter-of-fact way in which they view the world around them. While we are all struggling to make sense of recent tragic events triggered in many ways by difference, it provides some comfort and hope to see › Read More
01 March 2017 David Palmer
In my blog last month I predicted that 2017 would be the Year of the Worker. February did not let us down, with the Court of Appeal giving its judgment in Pimlico Plumbers & Ors v Smith. This judgment, and a number of other events in February, kept the issue of working status in the › Read More
14 February 2017 David Merlin-Jones
St Valentine’s Day: time to shower other halves with flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affection… all well and good after work is finished, but what about those with significant others sitting right next to them in the office? Personal relationships between employees do happen and, increasingly, employers have personal relationship policies in place to › Read More