Equal Pay – Sarah Montague and the BBC

Following the Samira Ahmed judgment last week, where the BBC lost an equal pay claim after it was found a female presenter/journalist was paid less than male comparator Jeremy Vine, the BBC has began rolling out the settlement of other similar equal pay claims. It is believed that in total, the combined settlement figures equate to more than £3m. [...]

By |2020-03-02T11:16:40+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Cases to look out for in 2020

We have already covered a few big cases of the year, including the BBC equal pay case from two weeks ago. However here are a few cases to look out for in 2020: Aslam v Uber: The Supreme Court will finally give definitive and, more importantly, unappealable judgment on the employment status case of Uber drivers. Currently [...]

Samira Ahmed v the BBC

  This week’s case of the week is Samira Ahmed v the BBC. The case is an excellent answer to the following question: How are Equal Pay cases determined? An Equal Pay claim is a claim that an equality clause in a contract has not been adhered to. Every contract of employment has an implied [...]

By |2020-01-28T18:25:13+00:00January 16th, 2020|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Current Affairs – Lower Pay for Disabled Staff

Following the introduction of gender pay gap reporting in 2017, other forms of pay reporting have been touted as a means to identify and address other demographics that are likely to hit a glass ceiling and see their pay and career opportunities stifled. This month the Office of National Statistics’ published data which estimated disabled [...]

By |2019-12-24T16:54:33+00:00December 19th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Samantha Cameron and Unpaid Internships

From one gig economy article to another. There was a time when SamCam rivalled Kate Middleton as the woman who spawned a thousand “NAME looks ADJECTIVE in CLOTHING at EVENT” articles on the sidebar of shame. These days, since the Camerons have taken a back seat post-referendum, Samantha Cameron has been focusing on her high-end [...]

By |2019-12-24T17:12:09+00:00November 29th, 2019|National Minimum Wage|0 Comments

The Harpur Trust v Brazel: How should holiday pay be calculated for casual workers who only work part of the year or term-time?

  Good morning and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we had two cases for you, the first concerned trade union negotiated collective agreements and the second looked at contractual illegality and the right to work in the UK.   This week we revert back to the mean and only have […]

By |2019-08-13T14:45:03+00:00August 13th, 2019|Calculating Holiday Pay, Holiday Pay|0 Comments

Egbayelo v Ocado Central Services Ltd: Can an employee reject changes to the contract of employment that are negotiated by collective agreement?

Case of the Week   Another Friday is upon us which means it is time for another dose of case law. Last week’s update concerned sex discrimination and legal costs. This week we have two cases for you, there is no special reason for this bumper edition other than there is a dearth of HR […]

Current Affairs – United States Women’s Soccer Team and Equal Pay

How is it already the end of July? It cannot have been a whole month since our last employment law update can it? If you missed it, we had features on sexual harassment, Employment Tribunal statistics and dietary whistleblowing. Well, rather than worrying that summer is rapidly running away from us (one rainy day at […]

By |2019-12-15T13:44:39+00:00July 26th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Holiday Pay – Employer Offers Life Leave to Employees

After two bleak posts on bullying and equal pay, it is time for some cheerier news. Annual leave is something that has been a big topic over the past five years. However, coverage of the issue tends to focus on average pay following a series of holiday pay cases – including a recent one regarding […]

By |2019-12-15T13:45:29+00:00July 26th, 2019|Holiday Pay|0 Comments

Ethnicity Pay Gap – Bangladeshi Staff Lowest Paid

Pay gap reporting has long been mooted to extend beyond gender pay gap reporting and into other areas including race pay gaps and pay ratios. This month the Office of National Statistics (ONS) published data that suggested employees of Bangladeshi heritage or origin received 20% less pay per hour in comparison to the average pay […]

By |2019-12-22T20:09:13+00:00July 26th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments

Equal Pay – Sainsbury’s Saga Still Standing

A look back through our equal pay features shows a pattern that the majority of claims recently have been from supermarket staff following the Asda v Brierly case regarding predominantly female store roles being equal to predominantly male warehouse roles. Like nearly all the other big-5 supermarkets, Sainsburys has faced a multi-claimant claim from thousands [...]

By |2019-12-26T10:23:26+00:00June 28th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Equal Pay|0 Comments

Flowers v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Our final case concerns holiday pay and is another Court of Appeal case we have covered at EAT level. Holiday pay has been an ever-expanding issue since the British Gas and Bear Scotland cases nearly five years ago. In this case the question before the ET was: Should voluntary overtime be factored into average holiday […]

By |2019-12-22T21:14:11+00:00June 14th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Holiday Pay|0 Comments

April Employment Update – National Minimum Wage Rates

Hello and welcome to our March Employment Law Update, a round up of all things employment law this month. Those familiar with employment law and HR will be well aware April is the annual roll out of many changes in employment law. The first of these such changes is the annual amendment of the minimum wage […]

By |2019-12-23T17:57:13+00:00March 29th, 2019|National Minimum Wage|0 Comments

April Employment Law – Gender Pay Gap Reports Due

The 4th April 2019 sees the second set of gender pay gap reports published. The reports will be based on the snapshot date of 5th April 2018 and must be uploaded on the employer’s website and the government portal. A worked example of the calculation can be found in the resources section of our website. […]

By |2019-12-23T18:00:10+00:00March 29th, 2019|Equal Pay|0 Comments