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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.

ACAS Issue Guidance to Employers on Dress Codes

ACAS have issued guidance for employers in relation to dress codes in the workplace. The guidance states dress codes may be used by employers to ensure workers are kept safe and dressed appropriately for their role, however employers should create specific codes that relate to the job to be carried out and which should be reasonable in nature.

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CJEU Advocate General Opinion on Obesity as a Ground of Discrimination

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently considered the issue of whether or not European equality law protects people from discrimination on the grounds of their weight. In the Case C-354/13 Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the Municipality of Billund, a Danish child minder argued he had been the victim of unlawful discrimination after he was allegedly fired for being overweight. His employers argued that Mr Kaltoft, who weighed around 160kg, was unable to perform basic tasks which were expected in his job, such as tying the laces of the children in his care.

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Largest Ever Equal Pay Claim for Network Rail

Network Rail are facing what may turn out to be the largest equal pay claim in the company’s history.

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Equality is good for business

Two years after the coming into force of the Equalities Act 2010, a recent survey by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has found that over 90% of employers are in favour of equality in the workplace.

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