Uber News – Senior Employees Sacked For Sexual Harassment

Twenty employees, including some senior executives have been sacked following an investigation into a culture of sexual harassment and sex discrimination at Uber. The world’s favourite gig economy, ‘ride-sharing’ application has once again been in the headlines for the wrong reasons and this latest debacle follows a viral blog post by a former employee making [...]

Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd. – Is it fair to pay male employees 2 weeks enhanced paternity pay when female employees receive 14 weeks enhanced maternity pay?

After all the election and post-election chaos we thought it was best to get back to Case of the Week, which guarantees its readers a strong and stable supply of recent case law. Last week we looked at gross misconduct. This week we have two cases for you. The first is about shared parental leave [...]

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Latest Timeline

The latest timeframe has been announced for gender pay gap reporting. From 6 April 2017, the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations will come into force which will require all private or voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees to publish gender pay data on their website. Companies of that size who pay [...]

Snell v Network Rail – Is it discriminatory to pay a male parent taking shared parental leave less than a female parent taking maternity leave?

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at the validity of settlement of agreements and we also did a feature on discrimination during recruitment following the Matching Models controversy. This week we will be looking at shared parental leave. Today’s case is only an ET judgement so is therefore not binding on [...]

Recruitment discrimination case study – Matching Models

Matching Models, a recruitment company targeted at skilled and beautiful personnel, has come under scrutiny for a recent advert for a personal assistant with a ‘classic look, brown long hair with b-c cup.’ A move that is something out of a Mad Men episode not recruitment in 2016! Further adverts included a personal chauffeur to [...]

Sports Direct – The scandal continues

The Sports Direct scandal keeps rumbling on. The latest papers to be filed with the High Court have revealed that women returning from maternity leave were moved onto zero hours contracts and were therefore ineligible for the company’s bonus scheme, a PCP that clearly puts women at a disadvantage. Furthermore, employees transferring from companies purchased by Sports [...]

Dutton v The Governing Body of Woodslee Primary School & Anor – Can a provision, criterion or policy (PCP), that prevents staff from working part time, indirectly discriminate against women?

Hello and welcome back to our case law update. We apologise for the lack of cases over the last fortnight, unfortunately supply of judgments has not kept up with eager demand. Last time, we looked at sex discrimination and this week, due to a lack of new judgments, we will also be looking at sex [...]

XC Trains v CD – Does a Provision Criterion or Practice [PCP] that requires all staff to be able to work 50% of rosters and work Saturdays indirectly discriminate against women?

Hello and welcome back to another, slightly later than planned, weekly case law update. Last week’s newsletter had features on the gig society and a guide to summer HR issues. This week we will be examining sex discrimination and weekend working. Today’s question: Does a Provision Criterion or Practice [PCP] that requires all staff to [...]

Nicholson v Hazel House Nursing Home Ltd – A guide to constructive dismissal and maternity discrimination

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we examined the role of the ACAS Code of Practice in ill-health dismissals. This week we will be looking at constructive dismissal and maternity discrimination. The facts of this case mean it is essentially a beginner’s guide to constructive dismissal and maternity discrimination issues. Today’s questions: Can reducing [...]