Labour & European Law Review
18 December 2013
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week revealed that the gender pay gap has increased over the year from April 2012.
The law says that employers have to make reasonable adjustments if a provision, criterion or practice (PCP) puts a disabled person at a substantial disadvantage in comparison with someone who is not disabled.
The Supreme Court has ruled in R (on the application of Reilly and anor) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions that although the way the government drafted the regulations governing jobseeker’s allowance were unlawful, the threat of benefits sanctions did not constitute forced or compulsory labour contrary to Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights.