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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Failure to pay a man enhanced pay during shared parental leave does not amount to direct sex discrimination but could amount to indirect sex discrimination

On 11th April 2018, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that failure to provide full pay to a man taking shared parental leave, where women are given enhanced maternity pay, did not amount to direct sex discrimination. However on 1st May 2018, in a case of similar circumstances, the EAT stated that enhancing maternity pay but not shared parental leave pay may potentially amount to indirect discrimination. This article looks at the facts of both cases, the EAT’s decisions and where this leaves employers.

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GDPR - Growing Desperate? Please Reply.

After months of waiting we are finally here- the date that the EU’s GDPR rules finally come into effect. Whilst not quite the same as a 5 year old waiting for Christmas, GDPR has loomed large on the business community’s consciousness for months if not years. In the UK, we now have the Data Protection Act 2018, which implements the GDPR into domestic law.

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Dealing with theft in the workplace

According to a poll commissioned by office-furniture supplier Kit Out My Office, more than two-thirds of UK office workers have admitted to stealing from their employers and colleagues at some time during their careers. With the cost of stolen items averaging at £12.50 and an estimated 15million workers having confessed to employee theft, the cost to UK employers adds up to a whopping £190million each year. For employers, dealing with employee theft can be a difficult process. If you suspect that one of your workers is stealing from your business, what should you do?

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It’s Good to Share

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Audrey Junner, Partner at Hill Brown Licensing a Division of Miller Samuel Hill Brown reflects on her own experience of Shared Parental Leave (SPL).

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