Diversity and Equality
What are the consequences of discrimination? What does the Equality Act cover? Who is covered by the Equality Act? How does discrimination arise?How is discrimination identified? Can employers be liable for employee acts?Can employers avoid liability for discrimination?
What is an equal pay claim? What counts as pay? Who is the comparator? What are the defences? What can be recovered? How long does an employee have to bring a claim? How can employees find out information?
Who is a fixed term worker? What protection is given to a fixed term worker?Who is a comparator for these purposes? Are there any restrictions on these rights? What action can fixed term workers take? Can workers be employed on a series of fixed term contracts?
What are the maternity leave rights? What is the maternity leave procedure?What are the ordinary maternity leave rights? What are the additional maternity leave rights? How long can maternity leave be extended? What is automatically unfair dismissal?
What are the paternity leave rights? What is ordinary paternity leave? What is additional paternity leave? Who is eligible for paternity leave? What are the adoption rights? What notice does an employee need to give? What notice is required for additional paternity leave? Is an employee entitled to statutory paternity pay? What is the position on return to work? What is the protection?
What is Shared Parental Leave? When does Shared Parental Leave take effect?How does Shared Parental Leave work? Who qualifies for Shared Parental Leave? When can Shared Parental Leave be taken? Will Keeping in Touch days still apply? How is Shared Parental Leave booked? What should a notice specify? How can an employer respond? Is Shared Parental Leave paid?test