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Jobs outsourced to arms' length LLP can be comparators for purposes of equal pay claims, Scottish court rules

Predominantly female employees whose work for a local authority has been outsourced to a limited liability partnership (LLP) can compare themselves to predominantly male employees whose jobs remain with the authority for the purposes of an equal pay claim,... 25 Mar 2014

CJEU: a mother who has a child through a surrogacy arrangement is not entitled to maternity leave

A woman who becomes a parent through a surrogacy arrangement does not have an automatic right to the paid equivalent of maternity or adoption leave, the EU's highest court has ruled. 19 Mar 2014

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UK employment tribunal figures show fees discouraging "weak and fictitious" claims, says expert

The dramatic fall in the number of claims for unfair dismissal and other complaints against employers shows that the introduction of fees to bring a claim to a UK employment tribunal is discouraging "weak and fictitious" claims, an expert has said. 17 Mar 2014

Not sex discrimination to dismiss employee for post-natal depression absence after maternity leave finished, says UK EAT

It was neither sex discrimination nor discrimination related to pregnancy or maternity leave to dismiss an employee for excessive absences due to post-natal depression that took place after her maternity leave had ended, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)... 12 Mar 2014

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Expertise in Age Discrimination

Everyone has an age and since October 2006, all employees have been able to take legal action against their employer if they believe they have been discriminated against on age grounds. The impact of age laws is likely to be very significant and it is essential for employers to gear themselves up for the challenges the new laws will bring.

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