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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


Change of plan for specific public sector duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Last month the Government published revised draft regulations on the specific public sector duties, which will supplement the general duty which came into effect on 5 April and which will apply to most larger public sector organisations


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


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


Copyright and collaboration
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2012

Like many large organisations, education institutions often enter into a variety of collaborative agreements


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


Court of Appeal says Human Rights Act not engaged at internal disciplinary hearings
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 15 2012

An employer does not need to comply with the procedural requirements of Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention when dismissing a member of staff, according to the Court of Appeal in last month’s decision involving the dismissal of an NHS doctor


British workers abroad may bring employment claims home
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


Cameron backs protected conversations to boost employment
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • 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


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