Pay Reporting – PwC publish ethnicity pay gap data

Gender pay reporting results are something many employers will be publishing next year and the idea of publishing pay data to address inequality is one the government seems quite keen on. However, one issue that sometimes does get overlooked is ethnicity pay reporting. Like the gender pay gap, many experts believe there is an ethnicity [...]

Holiday Pay News – Insolvency fund to include commission

The EAT has decided that the Insolvency Fund should base its holiday pay calculations to include contractual commission. This decision has been backdated and is relevant to any person who has applied for monies from the insolvency fund. The Fund will be contacting people who have applied since August 2011, but anyone who applied before [...]

England Woman’s Football Team – A Case Study in Racial Discrimination, Bullying and Victimisation

Despite a successful European Championships there has been off the field issues lurking behind the scenes for the Lionesses this summer. Manager, Mark Sampson, has been accused of racial discrimination and bullying by former striker, Eniola Aluko. Aluko, a qualified lawyer in both the UK and US, has alleged that Sampson made comments about her [...]

Google Memo – The Equality/Free Speech balance

The Football Association isn’t the only organisation to suffer a reputational blow this month. Tech giant, Google, a predominantly left-leaning firm, caused a stir when one of its engineers circled a ten-page memo about the issue of gender equality and why women were genetically less suited to tech and leadership roles. The memo states that women are [...]

The AA Dismisses Boss for Gross Misconduct and share prices plummet

Bob McKenzie, the Executive Chairmen of The AA, has been dismissed for gross misconduct following a reportedly Clarkson-esque bust up with an employee at a hotel bar. Whilst a statement from Mr McKenzie claims his departure was due to ill-health, in any event his leaving has wiped a fifth off the company’s share value. Not only has [...]