Labour & European Law Review
04 October 2017
New research has found that the gender pay gap for the UK’s 3.3 million managers is £3000 higher than was previously thought. Using the definition of pay in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 which came into force in April 2017, the Chartered Management Institute and XpertHR found that the gender pay gap between male and female managers was 26.8 per cent this year, compared to 23.1 per cent last year.
Although views might differ generally as to whether suspension of an employee is a neutral act, the High Court confirmed in Agoreyo v London Borough of Lambeth that, as far as the courts are concerned, it is not neutral. In the circumstances of this case, it amounted to a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence.
Although tribunals have the power to make deposit orders if they think a claimant’s case has little chance of success, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in Tree v South East Coastal Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust that they cannot use them just because the basis of the claim is not clear.