Employment Law Weekly News Update

14th February 2019

In this edition:

• The EAT hold that a teacher dismissed by a Jewish nursery for living with her boyfriend was not discriminated against because of her lack of belief in Jewish law but because of the Nursery’s own religious beliefs.
• The Government Equalities Office has published two new pieces of guidance to help employers identify potential causes of the gender pay gap and develop an effective action plan to tackle it.
• The Government’s response to the consultation on protecting defined benefit pension schemes indicates an intention to introduce a new criminal offence to prevent and penalise scheme mismanagement.
• The UK’s working parents are suffering from poorly-designed jobs that force them to work extra hours, according to a major new study published by Working Families and Bright Horizons.