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Equal pay and the public sector equality duties

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2011

The provisions of the Equality Act 2010 that set out the new unified public sector equality duty will be brought into effect on 6 April

The public sector equality duty: response to the government consultation

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 16 2011

The bulk of the Equality Act came into force last October, replacing the previous anti-discrimination laws with a single piece of legislation

The many lessons of Shoesmith

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2011

It is hard to imagine a more difficult set of circumstances for a local authority than those explored in last month's Court of Appeal ruling

No right to legal representation at school disciplinary hearing after all

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 30 2011

The Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeal’s decision that a teaching assistant accused of sexual misconduct was entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing before the school’s governors

Supreme Court narrows scope of Article 6 in school disciplinary case

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 12 2011

The Supreme Court has reversed the Court of Appeal's decision that a teaching assistant accused of sexual misconduct was entitled to legal representation at a disciplinary hearing before the school's governors

Shoesmith case illustrates high cost of ignoring due process

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 2 2011

Last week's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice

British workers abroad may bring employment claims home

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2011

A Supreme Court decision about a British teacher at a European School in Germany leaves the way open for workers abroad to bring discrimination claims against British-based employers, even if they have been outside the country for the duration of their employment

University fined for health & safety breaches

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 18 2011

Magistrates have fined Lincoln University £10,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £12,759, following the discovery of asbestos in four University buildings

Providing a reference where allegations have been made

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2011

Employers are often wary of providing a reference, particularly if it might mean an ex-employee does not get the job

Cameron backs protected conversations to boost employment

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 15 2011

In a speech last week about boosting exports the Prime Minister confirmed that the Government would be consulting about “protected conversations”, an idea first floated last month by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg