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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Feb 2015

Looking beyond compulsory retirement

In the early years of age equality legislation the battle lines were largely drawn around direct discrimination. While retirement ages will continue

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Dec 2014

Established selection criteria not immune from age-based challenge

Last week's decision from the Employment Appeal Tribunal about shortlisting for an academic post is a reminder about the particular difficulties that

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Dec 2014

University may have indirectly discriminated by insisting on PhD for new lecturers

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently addressed an issue that is of interest to many educational institutions: could making a PhD an absolute

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Mar 2014

Equality Act did not change definition of direct discrimination

Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that the legal test for direct discrimination has not been changed by the Equality Act 2010, even though it

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jan 2014

ACAS launches guidance on questions about discrimination in the workplace

ACAS has published guidance about how employers and workers should operate in the legal vacuum created by the abolition of the Equality Act

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 31 May 2013

Promoting early settlement outside the tribunal

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 includes a number of measures to encourage employers and employees to settle disputes at an early stage

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 15 May 2013

Europe delivers verdict on UK religious discrimination law

Earlier this year the European Court of Human Rights ruled on four claims against the UK Government brought under Article 9 of the Convention. Ms

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom | 10 Apr 2013

Volunteers and protection from discrimination

A recent decision of the Supreme Court in X v Mid Sussex CAB has established that volunteers without a legally binding contract are not protected by

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Mills & Reeve LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 4 Feb 2013

Europe rules on religion in the workplace

In the recent case of Eweida & Others v UK, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that the domestic courts had failed to protect Ms Eweida's

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Mills & Reeve LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 15 Nov 2012

US Supreme Court considers affirmative action

On 10 October, the Supreme Court of the United States of America heard argument in the case of Abigail Fisher v University of Texas at Austin.

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