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The many lessons of Shoesmith
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Providing a reference where allegations have been made
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2011

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


EAT adopts liberal approach to same establishment test
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 16 2010

The decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal in City of Edinburgh Council v Wilkinson considered what was meant by working in the "same establishment" for the purposes of identifying an appropriate comparator in an equal pay claim


The public sector equality duty: response to the government consultation
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


High cost of ignoring due process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Public sector pay-offs: a return to the status quo?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has overturned last year's High Court decision which blocked a substantial termination payment that a NHS trust had agreed to make to its outgoing chief executive


Equal pay and the public sector equality duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Academies staff challenges for university and college sponsors
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2013

The primary aim for the creation of any academy is to drive school improvement. This will include ensuring that school managers, teachers and support


Public sector equality duties and spending cuts
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 6 2012

One of the key changes introduced by the Equality Act 2010 was the replacement of three strand-specific duties imposed on public sector bodies to promote equality with one overarching duty covering all the main discrimination strands


Court of Appeal equal pay ruling a blow for local authorities
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2011

Last month's ruling in a test case involving Birmingham City Council has significantly widened the options for equal pay litigants