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Equal Pay - what is it and what are your rights?

Despite having laws making it illegal to pay men and women different rates for doing the same job since 1970, disparity in pay between the sexes is unfortunately still very much a live issue.

The law has changed in that time, and the legal principles involved in equal pay issues have been hotly debated in both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

But whilst each situation will turn on its own facts, here is a brief overview of ‘equal pay’ and what it means for you.

20 Dec 2022
  • Employment
Duncan Snook Sq Duncan Snook
Pregnancy and maternity rights at work

For many years now it has been unlawful to discriminate against women who are pregnant or are on maternity leave.  However, many women are still facing discriminatory treatment from their employers.

 

In this article we focus on some of the key issues pregnant women and women on maternity leave face, and the rights they may have under the Equality Act 2010 (the Act).

20 Dec 2022
  • Employment
Brendan Donohue Sq Brendan Donohue
Disability discrimination in Employment

For many years now it has been unlawful to discriminate in the workplace because of certain protected characteristics, i.e. someone’s sex, race, age, martial/civil partnership status, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, or disability.  However, many people still encounter discrimination at work.

In this article, we focus on disability discrimination and the rights you may have, as well as the obligations on your employer to help ensure you are treated fairly.

20 Dec 2022
  • Employment
Brendan Donohue Sq Brendan Donohue
Bullying and Harassment

Unfortunately, both bullying and harassment frequently arise as workplace issues. Here, we examine the difference between them, and explain when harassment will amount to unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

09 Mar 2022
  • Employment
Brendan Donohue Sq Brendan Donohue
Coronavirus vaccination – what are my employment rights?

 

Can my employer make me get a Covid-19 vaccination? Advice on your employment rights and the coronavirus vaccine - from our top employment experts.

08 Mar 2022
  • Employment
Duncan Snook Sq Duncan Snook
What is a restrictive covenant in an employment contract?

 

We explains what a post-termination restrictive covenant means in employment law and how it may affect you once your employment ends.

22 Jun 2021
  • Employment
Duncan Snook Sq Duncan Snook
Termination of employment: the difference between unfair dismissal and redundancy

 

Our experts look at termination of employment, and the difference between unfair dismissal and redundancy.

22 Jun 2021
  • Employment
Brendan Donohue Sq Brendan Donohue
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