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Stress caused by a disability leads to discrimination finding

19 Jun 2018

In city of York Council -V- Grosset The Court of Appeal upheld a claim for stress arising out of a disability amounting to discrimination in the workplace. Mr Grosset, an English teacher, who had cystic fibrosis was suffering an increased workload. In conjunction with this, his Department had…

Questions we have been asked this month

19 Jun 2018

Q: Do we have to open up applications for a full time position to staff on fixed term contracts? A: Yes, a fixed-term employee has the right not to be treated less favourable than a comparable permanent employee with regards the terms of their contract or any other detriment. Regulation 3(2)(c…

Unexpectedly high Gender Pay Gap reported in schools

04 Apr 2018

With the 4 April 2018 deadline for submitting gender pay gap information looming, of 181 primary and secondary schools who have now reported on their pay figures only 11 pay women more than men. And of the 100 companies with the biggest pay gap across England, Wales and Scotland that have reported on…

Questions we have been asked this month

23 Mar 2018

Q. Is it possible to employ agency teachers to cover teaching staff who are going on strike? A. It is not lawful to supply agency workers to perform the duties normally performed by an employee who is taking part in a strike. Regulation 7 of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment…

Head teachers call for fairer salary framework

28 Feb 2018

Head teachers in England have called for a fairer framework addressing the pay levels of all school staff to prevent "fat cat" pay gaps. This follows the revelation earlier this month that the Chief Executive of the Harris Foundation, Sir Dan Moynihan, had become the first in the state sector…

Questions we have been asked this month

16 Feb 2018

Q. Can a fixed term contract (FTC) be brought to an end before its expiry? Does a fixed term worker have the same rights? A. It is commonly mistaken that a Fixed Term Worker does not share the same rights as a permanent employee. Under the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable…

Suspension of Employees in Schools

16 Feb 2018

In a recent Court of Appeal case ( Simon Agreyo v London Borough of Lambeth (Appeal)) the court concluded that suspension should not be a ' knee-jerk' reaction and that alternative options that would be reasonable should be taken into consideration. This case has followed on from similar case…

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Stress caused by a disability leads to discrimination finding

The Court of Appeal upheld a claim for stress arising out of a disability amounting to discrimination in the…

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