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Court of Appeal rules ASDA store workers can compare themselves to warehouse workers in pay claims

The Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling that ASDA store staff can compare their roles with those in the supermarket giant’s distribution centres in legal claims over equal pay, law firm Leigh Day has reported. The judgment is a major step...


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Largest upgrade in a generation to workplace rights

The government has announced its biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years, with ambitious reforms to ensure the UK leads the world in meeting the challenges of the changing world of work. The package of new legislation and measures,...


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Government announces new Code of Practice to tackle sexual harassment at work

The Government will introduce a new Code of Practice so employers better understand their legal responsibilities to protect their staff as part of a package of commitments to tackle sexual harassment at work. Responding to the Women and Equalitie...


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Employers called upon to publish gender pay gap action plans

Equality body the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for employers to play their part in tackling the gender pay gap by publishing their action plans. Currently, the publication of action plans is not mandatory, however the EH...


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Minister calls on businesses to reveal how many disabled staff they employ

Large companies should reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, has urged as part of a drive to build a more inclusive society. With around a fifth of the working age popu...


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Employment Tribunal fees: the return?

Fees for employees bringing Employment Tribunal claims may be reintroduced, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Although nothing has been finalised, the MoJ assures that it is looking to develop a fair fee system that will help fund the court w...