Labour & European Law Review
05 September 2018
The UK’s equalities watchdog has published a report calling for mandatory pay gap reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity and disability (…).
The Working Time Regulations (WTR) state that workers are entitled to certain rest periods. In R (on the application of the Fire Brigades Union) v South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority, the High Court held that a shift pattern designed in deliberate breach of the WTR was unlawful, even though only volunteers worked under it (…).
In claims of discrimination arising from disability, employers have to be able to show that the treatment was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In DL Insurance Services Ltd v O’Connor, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the company could not objectively justify giving a written warning to a disabled employee in order to achieve their aim of improving attendance records (…).