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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


First anniversary for NHS publication of objectives to secure compliance with the public sector equality duty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2012

With the public sector equality duty - brought into life by section 149 Equality Act 2010 reaching its first anniversary this Easter, public sector organisations should have complied with their publication duties in relation to equality objectives, as set out in secondary legislation, by 6 April 2012


XVW & YZA v Gravesend Grammar School for Girls
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2012

Neither a school nor a specialist expedition company were vicariously liable for the acts of a man who raped three girls on a school expedition in Belize, while they were working and staying on his farm


Holiday pay decision from Europe gives public sector workers a boost
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • France, European Union
  • 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


Supreme Court narrows scope of Article 6 in school disciplinary case
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


No right to legal representation at school disciplinary hearing after all
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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


Almost everything now in place for new equality duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2011

Recently published draft regulations and guidance have clarified the scope of the duties to promote equality imposed on public sector bodies which will come into effect from 6 April


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