Discrimination and equal pay

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Author: Karen Tickner
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The purpose of Platform is to allow members to express their personal views and does not necessarily reflect the views of ELA editorial board. We hope it will prompt discussion and debate.
Author: Clare Primett, Le Brasseurs
Resource type: ELA Briefing
This publication is written by Sara Leslie, a solicitor working exclusively in the field of equal pay and discrimination; Sue Hastings, a leading expert on equal pay; and Jo Morris, a senior policy officer for the TUC specialising in equal rights. As a result this publication is both practical and authoritative.
Author: Barry Clarke and Clive Howard, Russell Jones & Walker
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 19 June 2003 the House of Lords handed down its decision in the joined appeals of MacDonald v Advocates General for Scotland and Pearce v Mayfield School [2003] UKHL 34. It unanimously rejected the argument that discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation is covered by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 on the basis that the correct comparator is a homosexual person of the opposite gender, and not a heterosexual person of the opposite gender.
Author: Barry Clarke and Clive Howard, Russell Jones & Walker
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The last two issues of ELA Briefing have contained articles on the territorial scope of the Employment Rights Act 1996, referring to the recent conflicting decisions of the EAT in Lawson v Serco EAT 0018/02 and Bryant v FCO EAT 174/02.
Author: David Lipworth (associate) and Hilary Wilde (professional support lawyer), Baker & McKenzie
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Ms Shamoon was a chief inspector with the Royal Ulster Constabulary assigned to the traffic branch. Her superior officer, Superintendent Laird, was in charge of that division. Under the RUC’s staff appraisal scheme, police constables were interviewed by a designated senior officer in a counselling capacity.
Author: Joanne Owers is a partner at Charles Russell
Resource type: ELA Briefing
The EAT appeal before Mr Justice Wall was heard on 22 and 23 May. The Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, represented by David Pannick QC, was seeking to overturn the unanimous decision of the tribunal in Stratford of 22 August 2002, which ruled that the statutory bar on those over 65 claiming unfair dismissal or a statutory redundancy payment indirectly discriminated against men, contrary to Article 141 of the EC Treaty and was not objectively justified.
Author: Joanne Owers is a partner at Charles Russell
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 8 May the government laid before Parliament the final draft of two sets of regulations outlawing discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief and sexual orientation following consultation (the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) and (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003).
Author: Joanne Dunlop is a pupil at Littleton Chambers
Resource type: ELA Briefing
On 3 April 2003 the EAT (HHJ Ansell) handed down its decision in Barton v Investec Henderson Crosthwaite Securities Ltd. This is the first appellate consideration of the effect of s.63A of the Sex Discrimination Act (SDA) on how tribunals should analyse allegations of unfavourable treatment.
Author: Alison Wetherfield and Philip Davies, McDermott Will & Emery
Resource type: ELA Briefing
When the Equal Pay (Questions and Replies) Order 2003/722 came into force on 6 April 2003 individuals became able to use the new Equal Pay Questionnaire to find out how their colleagues’ pay was set. This is private information which both those colleagues and many employers might prefer to keep confidential. Alison Wetherfield and Philip Davies report
Author: Tony Hyams-Parish Rawlison Butler
Resource type: ELA Briefing
Recruitment agencies and employers generally will no doubt be pleased with the recent opinion delivered by the Advocate General in the equal pay case Allonby v Accrington & Rossingdale College and Others.
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