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October 2019

Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill

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During the Queen’s Speech on Monday 14thOctober 2019 the government announced plans to introduce a new law which will force employers to pass on all gratuities in full and to share fairly any pooled tips. Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill, it also introduces a Code of Practice for restaurants, bars and cafes to make their systems transparent.  The Bill will enforce the requirement for employers to pass all tips to their employees.

Date TBC.

Claim for religious discrimination and harassment lost by Christian Dr.

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Dr David Mackereth, a contract worker at the DWP’s assessment centre refused to refer to transgender claimants by their preferred name, gender pronoun and title. He made comment “if you have a man six feet tall with a beard, who says he wants to be addressed as ‘she’ and ‘Mrs’; would you do that?”

 

Dr Mackereth claimed that doing what he was requested to do was at odds with his Christian faith and he would not be able to do so in good conscience.

 

The ET found his objection was “incompatible with human dignity” and any refusal to refer to a transgender person by their relevant pronouns would constitute unlawful discrimination or harassment under the Equality Act.

 

“What this case concerned is whether he was entitled to manifest those beliefs in the circumstances that applied here. He accepted that his beliefs meant that insofar as a service user was a transgender individual within the meaning of the Equality Act, that whilst he did not wish them to, his actions would cause offence and potentially breach the Equality Act.

 

“We find that if the service user also held a full gender recognition certificate Dr Mackereth’s position was that he would also potentially breach the Gender Recognition Act for the reasons we give above.”

 

Dr Mackereth intends to appeal the decision.

We are hiring!

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We are hiring!

 

Have you got excellent communication skills and a proven track record in telesales, and are you motivated by money? If so, Elcons are keen to speak with you.

 

We are currently recruiting for the position of a tele appointer to complement our existing team. This role is permanent part time Monday to Thursday 8.30am until 5.00pm as is based in our head office in Ripponden. Free parking available.

 

Salary is basic £20,000 per annum pro rata with uncapped commission.

 

Full benefits can be discussed on application.

 

For a copy of the job description and application form or even a chat, please contact Johanna McMillan Peel (HR and Operations Director) on 01422 822842 or johannam@elcons.co.uk

 

Strictly no agencies. Please note, we are an Equal Opportunities employer.

 

Closing date for all applications is 18th October 2019.