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UK: Diversity Developments – presentation of pay gap data, proposals on parental leave and dress code guidance

The Government Equalities Office has published the findings of a commissioned study (here) concluding that the clearest and most accessible way of presenting gender pay gap figures is to display them visually as coins or as the amount which women … Continue reading

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UK: Dress codes – Governmental report on female office dress codes

At the end of April the government published its response to the House of Commons Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee joint report on dress codes in the workplace. It rejected any recommendations that would require legislative change, favouring … Continue reading

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UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at work, Achbita and Bougnaiou.  The Advocate-General opinions in the cases took very different approaches as to whether … Continue reading

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UK: Legislative developments – dress codes

The House of Commons Petitions Committee and the Women and Equalities Committee have published a joint report calling for more effective remedies against employers who require female staff to wear high heels at work, and for Acas guidance on dress … Continue reading

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UK: New publications – ACAS guidance – productivity, terminal illness, dress codes, gender pay gap reports

Acas has issued guidance for line managers to help run effective teams and on dealing with life-threatening conditions at work, and has updated its dress code guidance in light of research showing discrimination against employees with visible tattoos.  It has … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – Acas guidance on bereavement and dress codes

Following the Government's decision that it was not "feasible" to introduce a new statutory right to bereavement leave, Acas has published guidance on managing bereavement in the workplace.  This sets out the statutory position, offers best practice, and includes a sample bereavement policy.  

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