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The final draft regulations that will outlaw age discrimination in employment from 1 October have now been published by the DTI.
The House of Lords has dismissed the appeal by part-time workers in Powerhouse Retail Ltd and ors v Burroughs and ors, the latest judgment in the long-running 'Preston' litigation.
The DTI has launched a consultation on the specific rules that will enable fathers to take up to 26 weeks' Additional Paternity Leave, some of which could be paid if the mother has returned to work.
There is an equal pay crisis in local government, with councils across Britain struggling to find the resources to compensate women workers for years of unequal pay – at a cost potentially totalling billions of pounds – and implement new equality-proofed pay structures without any adverse impact on council tax, jobs or services, according to IDS Diversity at Work.
The Government has confirmed that it has no plans to alter the current 'three band' system for redundancy payments when the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 come into force on 1 October this year.
The House of Lords, in the case of Matthews and ors v Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority and ors, has allowed part-time firefighters to proceed with a claim under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 SI 2000/1551.
The Court of Appeal has today handed down a significant judgment in the whistleblowing case Woodward v Abbey National Plc.
The Equality Act 2006, which will introduce a single equality body, received Royal Assent on 16 February.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 SI 2006/246 have been published. The new rules are intended to give effect to the Amended Acquired Rights Directive (No.2001/23), and will replace the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 SI 1981/1794 once in force on 6 April 2006.
Topics: TUPE
The Equal Opportunities Commission has launched a consultation on a code of practice designed to help public bodies meet their obligations under the new 'gender equality duty'.
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