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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


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


Act will reduce regulation for those working with children and vulnerable adults
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

As observed below, the Protection of Freedoms Bill has passed into law


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


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


ISA’s barring scheme in breach of human rights act
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2010

November's judicial review by the RCN has overturned a key feature of the barring system introduced last year under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act


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


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


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


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