Such a clear dividing line? Maternity Leave and Shared Parental Leave: the EAT judgment in Ali v Capita UKEAT/0161/17/BA.

On 11 April 2018 the EAT overturned the direct discrimination finding of the Tribunal in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd concerning whether employers who offer enhanced maternity pay must also offer enhanced Shared Parental Pay.  Rachel Crasnow QC considers the judgment in this blog. Cloisters' Chris Milsom acted for the intervener Workin...
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Third edition of Employment Law and Human Rights published

A new edition of  Employment Law and Human Rights  (Oxford University Press) has been released. Widely considered an authority in the field of employment law and human rights, written by Cloisters' renowned author team; Robin Allen QC , Rachel Crasnow QC , Anna Beale ,   Claire McCann  and Rachel Barrett . New to the third ...
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Reflecting on International Women's Day: A view from Cloisters by Rachel Crasnow QC

2017 - 2018 has been a time of great change for gender politics worldwide. The #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns look to run and run: this affects all our workplaces.  The gender pay gap and its complex causes are part of our working lives at Cloisters as well; from the cases that myself and my colleagues have lent our expertise to for both sides,...
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New Paper by Rachel Crasnow QC, Discrimination Law in 2018: Pregnancy, Maternity and Parental Rights

Employment specialist Rachel Crasnow QC  has published a new paper entitled Discrimination Law in 2018 . Rachel's paper focuses on "issues that are thrown up by working adults juggling domestic and professional life." including pregnancy, maternity and parential rights. In this new paper Rachel explains how "this area of the law is never stati...
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The gender pay gap: why its removal is a priority for today’s workplace

Wednesday 28 February 2018 Rachel Crasnow QC will deliver a talk on the gender pay gap at a conference designed to give up-to-the-minute strategies and practical guidance to legal professionals. Her talk will cover: - Just what is the gender pay gap?  - Competing causes - How to close the gap: Simple solutions & long term objectives. ...
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