Ashfords' Employment Bulletin - May 2022

Our Employment team continues to bring you updates on some of the key employment and immigration developments.

A call for evidence: Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2023 – 2024

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘BEIS’) confirmed in their published Government consultation, the Good Work Plan, that the following enforcement bodies would be merged together to create a new agency:

  • Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate;
  • Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority; and
  • HMRC National Minimum Wage/National Living Wage Team.

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Does implementing single-sex spaces and services amount to discrimination?

Guidance on implementing single-sex spaces (such as toilet facilities) was recently published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”).

In explaining the permitted sex and gender reassignment exceptions found in the Equality Act 2010, the EHRC have advised how service providers can make decisions and implement policies, in accordance with the law, regarding separate services that are offered to men and women.

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