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Rooney v Leicester City - this one is about menopause discrimination, not football

Gillian Markland
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Even though more and more women over 50 make up our workforce, there is still a lack of understanding as to how menopause affects an employee experiencing it. The recent case of Rooney v Leicester City Council demonstrated how the effects of menopause could...

Are you paying your staff the correct minimum wage?

Gillian Markland
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Most employers would assume their staff are being paid National Minimum Wage (NMW). However, a key concern of the NMW arises from the deductions that employers make when calculating their workers’ wages, as this can leave a worker with pay that is...

How do I ensure I protect my LGBTQ employees against discrimination?

Andrew Macaulay
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Media discussions of discrimination towards LGBTQ individuals have raised many queries on how such intolerance can be combatted, especially in the workplace. Currently, LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under either ‘sexual...

COVID-19 voluntary vs mandatory vaccination policies

Gillian Markland
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Since the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine, starting in winter 2020, the majority of people have taken up the opportunity to be immunised. However, a minority have shown some reluctance or declined to have it. For employers, unvaccinated employees could...

Do your recruitment and equal opportunities policies reflect our developing understanding of gender?

Gillian Markland
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Our understanding and perceptions of gender and sex have evolved significantly in recent times. The landmark case of Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover has now further developed our understanding of gender, and confirmed that those identifying as non-binary or...

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