Women ‘face pay penalty for becoming mothers before 33’

A fifth of female employees are forced out of their jobs after becoming pregnant, suggests TUC study Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15 per cent less than their female colleagues without children, according to a survey from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) released to coincide with today’s International Women’s Day. The… Continue reading

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Brexit threatens supply of skilled talent to the UK, research warns

Labour market in flux as living wage and EU referendum loom The global war for talent could be about to get a lot harder for British employers, according to research from Manpower, as a vote to leave the EU would restrict the UK’s access to foreign workers. According to the latest employment figures from the… Continue reading

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Age discrimination: £63,000 for salesperson nicknamed “Gramps”

An employment tribunal awarded more than £63,000 for age discrimination to a salesperson who was nicknamed “Gramps” by his younger colleagues and later dismissed after customer complaints that he was “old fashioned” and “long in the tooth”. Stephen Simpson summarises this recent tribunal decision. Dismissal of salesperson nicknamed “Gramps” was tainted by age discrimination The employment… Continue reading

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Employment law changes April 2016: an eight-point checklist

Every April, new legislation affecting employment rights and responsibilities is introduced. This year, the development receiving the most attention is the introduction of the national living wage. But are you aware of other important employment law changes on their way? 1. The national living wage is introduced Workers aged 25 and over will be entitled… Continue reading

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Statutory redundancy pay to increase from 6 April 2016

The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay and the limit on the amount employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal increase from 6 April 2016, under new legislation published today. Employers that dismiss employees for redundancy must pay those with two years’ service an amount based on the employee’s weekly pay, length of service and age. The weekly… Continue reading

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