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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


Fixed-term employment contracts - non-renewal may not trigger collective consultation requirements
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 24 2012

Following a similar case involving Lancaster University in 2010, it had been widely assumed in the Higher Education sector that the failure to renew a fixed-term contract of more than three months’ duration would trigger the requirement to consult collectively over redundancies, provided the conditions with regard to the timing, place and number of such dismissals were met


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


University fined for health & safety breaches
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2011

Magistrates have fined Lincoln University £10,000 and ordered it to pay costs of £12,759, following the discovery of asbestos in four University buildings


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


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


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


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