The Government launched a consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system in December 2016. The consultation closes at noon on 21 January 2017.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published its guidance on religion or belief in the workplace in December 2016. The guidance is part of a suite of final products from the Commission’s three-year programme of work on religion or belief, and includes their report ‘Religion or belief – is the law working?’
The Young Women’s Trust published a report, ‘Young, Female and Forgotten?’, in late 2016.
The Government published a green paper, ‘Improving Lives’, on work, disability and health in October 2016. The Government also launched an open consultation seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.
Acas published guidance on marriage and civil partnership discrimination in November 2016.
The House of Commons Library published a briefing paper on Brexit and employment law in November 2016. The briefing focuses on key differences between domestic and EU employment law, and discusses the Government’s position on the topic.
The National Autistic Society published a report on the autism employment gap in November 2016, as part of their ‘Too Much Information’ campaign.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission published a report into recruitment in Britain in October 2016.
The European Commission published a report, ‘The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace: sexual orientation and gender identity – Report on good practices’, in October 2016.
The Ministry of Justice published its quarterly bulletin of tribunals and gender recognition certificate statistics for April-June 2016 in September 2016.