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Dress codes and sex discrimination

  • 23 August 2018
The Government Equalities Office has issued new guidance on dress codes and sex discrimination. The guidance follows a high profile case in 2016 when a receptionist was sent home for wearing flat shoes.  It looks at how to set a fair workplace dress code. The guidance acknowledges that dress...

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Notice of Termination

  • 23 August 2018
Where an employment contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, notice of termination takes effect when it is actually received by the employee and s/he has read it (or had a reasonable opportunity to read it).
In April 2011, Ms Haywood was told she was at risk of redundancy. She...

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Injuries to feelings payment not taxable

  • 16 August 2018
The Court of Appeal has decided that a settlement payment for injury to feelings for discrimination by an employer was not taxable. Mr Moorthy agreed a settlement package of £200,000 with his employer which included an amount for injury to feelings for age discrimination. No specific amount...

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