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Employment Matters

Issue 16

Editor's note

Welcome to the June 2022 edition of Employment Matters: our round-up of the latest developments in employment law and key issues affecting employers and HR professionals.

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UK Government confirms no mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

The UK Government has published its 'Inclusive Britain' Policy Paper in response to the 2021 Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report, in which it sets out proposals in relation to ethnicity pay gap reporting, positive action and artificial intelligence.

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Workplace menopause support: a diversity priority

The menopause has a significant impact on working women. This article describes the current landscape and the initiatives employers can consider to support their female workforce, reduce the risk of employment tribunal claims and foster diversity in the workplace.

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Practical tips for employers drafting policies for baby and pregnancy loss and fertility support

Baby or pregnancy loss happens more often than many realise. This article considers how employers can support both those who suffer the distress and pain of loss of a pregnancy or baby and those undergoing fertility treatment, which can bring with it similar issues.

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High Potential Individual visa route opens for applicants

The Government has launched the High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route as part of its initiative to attract the 'brightest and the best' to the UK. As the HPI visa is not dependent on a job offer, it gives visa-holders the flexibility to work, or to switch jobs or employers more easily, making it simpler for overseas talent who demonstrate high potential to come to the UK.

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Can footballers be sacked for their behaviour off the pitch?

The employment law perspective for when footballers behave badly...

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Agency workers: Court of Appeal confirms limited scope of right to be notified about job vacancies

The Court of Appeal's decision in Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd & another provides helpful confirmation that an agency worker's right to be informed of relevant job vacancies at their hirer does not extend to a right to apply or be considered for the notified post.

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Top tips for defending against a team move

A team move is often high on the list of prospective 'worst case scenarios' for many employers. However, with careful planning and management, employers can protect themselves, their brand and the morale of their staff from the worst potential impacts.

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