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Archives: October 2016

Cake baking: It’s a balancing act

The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (NI) 2006 make it unlawful to discriminate against anyone on the grounds of sexual orientation in the provision of goods, facilities or services. In the latest case of Lee v Ashers Baking Company Limited, the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal upheld a County Court decision that a Christian bakery directly discriminated against a customer, …

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Looking ahead: October 2016

Get up to speed with our monthly employment law update. We have used a traffic light system to sort developments in order of importance: Important updates, Developments to watch and For your information.

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Theresa May’s agenda for change: Let’s recap

In her keynote speech at the Conservative party conference Theresa May announced that she would use “… the power of government for the good of the people.” We take a look at some of the key announcements and headlines during and since conference week.

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Breastfeeding in the workplace – a timely reminder

EasyJet recently found itself flying out of the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) with its head beneath its wings and a need to urgently review its treatment of breastfeeding employees. The ET held that it was indirectly discriminatory to apply a blanket roster across an entire workforce, without making alternative arrangements for female employees who are breastfeeding and may be at risk …

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Shared parental pay and discrimination

New laws on shared parental leave and pay were introduced in early 2015 meaning big changes for families and for businesses. In simple terms, the legislation gives mothers the right to transfer leave they’re due after the birth of their child, to their partner.

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Lock v British Gas – result as expected but where do we go from here?

The Court of Appeal has confirmed today (7 October) in the long running case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd that employers will have to pay commission as part of holiday pay.

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