September 2017 Newsletter

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It’s September and as memories of the summer holidays begin to fade hopefully we can help focus on back to work with our HR/Employment law update. It’s a return to the old routine for the Government and the courts too and we look at proposed reforms to data protection, increase in injury to feelings awards in discrimination cases and ACAS guidance on gender reassignment and parents with ill babies.

Our case update this month focuses on a recent decision by the ECHR on the balance between workplace monitoring and human rights and the equal pay decision by the EAT that ASDA’s retail store staff (usually female) can compare themselves with distribution centre staff (usually male).

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