Welcome to another edition of Workplace Law! In this edition, we look at ACAS’ updated guidance on age discrimination, the recent Ladbrokes redundancy selection criteria case and the gender pay gap.
Age is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 (EQA 2010). Under the EQA 2010, discrimination, i.e. the treatment of someone unfairly because of a protected characteristic, is discriminatory and therefore against the law.
The bookmaker’s redundancy plans have been leaked, outlining their intention to close up to 1,000 of its 3,500 shops over the next 18 to 24 months. There are estimations that this will affect up to 5,000 employees, some of whom will be made redundant with others facing a reduction in their hours.
In a November Workplace Law article we highlighted the continued uncertainty of the position of the three-to-four million EU nationals residing in the UK, and the employers that employ them, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
We bid farewell to our Trainee, William Chrusciel, who leaves us to join our dispute resolution team in the commercial property department for the next part of his training contract.
William made a huge impact on the employment team and has written many of the articles in Workplace Law over the last 6 months.
We wish him the best of luck in his next seat.