Indirect Discrimination and Fixed Term Workers

A few weeks ago I made reference to the preamble of European Council Directive 1999/70/EC on fixed term appointments which states that the "parties to this agreement recognise that contracts of an indefinite duration are, and will continue to be, the general form of employment relationship between employers and workers." Likewise, the Civil Service Management … Continue reading Indirect Discrimination and Fixed Term Workers

Changes of Contract and the Equality Act

Claims under sections 19 and 20 of the Equality Act 2010 require that a provision, criterion or practice place (or in s.19 would place if applied) an individual with a protected characteristic at a substantial (in the case of section 20) or a particular (in the case of section 19) disadvantage. In Edie & 15 … Continue reading Changes of Contract and the Equality Act

PCS Union win court victory on changes to terms and conditions

PCS has today announced that its challenge of the National Audit Offices decision to unilaterally change terms and conditions of service from its employees has been successful: On 15 December, PCS won the important case against the NAO's decision to reduce the contractual sick pay and leave of its existing staff. This dispute started in … Continue reading PCS Union win court victory on changes to terms and conditions