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The Public Sector Equality Duty

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 25 2012

The Public Sector Equality Duty, or "PSED" as we have come to know and love it, was first brought to life twelve months ago, when section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 came into force, and then more fully fledged by the enactment of secondary legislation last autumn

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

High cost of ignoring due process

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

Last month'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

Fixed-term employment contracts - non-renewal may not trigger collective consultation requirements

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 24 2012

Following a similar case involving Lancaster University in 2010, it had been widely assumed in the Higher Education sector that the failure to renew a fixed-term contract of more than three months’ duration would trigger the requirement to consult collectively over redundancies, provided the conditions with regard to the timing, place and number of such dismissals were met

Holiday pay decision from Europe gives public sector workers a boost

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • European Union, France
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  • February 2 2012

In a French reference involving the holiday entitlement of a worker on sick leave, the European Court of Justice has decided that workers in the public sector can rely on the Directive in claims against their employer

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

British workers abroad may bring employment claims home

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • 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

Equal pay: recent developments in the public sector

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2008

Over the past year we have begun to see cases emerging that reflect the enormous complexity of the equal pay issues generated by Agenda for Change in the NHS and the Single Status Agreement in the local authority sector

Ban on age discrimination in provision of services to come into effect

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 2 2012

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination in employment, education, service provision and certain other areas of activity

Council should have used public law powers to support head

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 23 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a local education authority was negligent in allowing a "dysfunctional form of governance" to continue at one of its maintained primary schools and has upheld an award of nearly £400,000 in personal injury damages to Erica Connor, the head teacher at the eye of the storm