Posts from DAC Beachcroft LLP

Can I refuse to employ a non-British EU national?

Until recently, most of us would have dismissed such a question as ridiculous, but until recently the employment and immigration status of EU nationals in the UK has been clear: they have the right to live, work and study in the UK under the principles of free movement, as do their dependants. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading Can I refuse to employ a non-British EU national?

Multiple equal pay claims and tribunal fees: new game, new rules?

It’s commonly observed that equal pay legislation has been in place for over 40 years but a significant gender pay gap stubbornly persists. One of the likely reasons for this is that equal value claims are dauntingly complex, long-running and expensive. While claimants in most employment tribunal litigation can expect a result comfortably inside 12 … Continue reading Multiple equal pay claims and tribunal fees: new game, new rules?

Litigating multiple equal pay claims

For the employment lawyer, HR leader and finance director, large multiple equal pay claims are the perfect storm: legally complex, divisive for the workforce and potentially enormously expensive. They’re also rare; most employment lawyers will go through their entire career without encountering one. All of which means that it’s often a sweaty-palms moment when the … Continue reading Litigating multiple equal pay claims