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31 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Are you ready for gender pay gap reporting?

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Organisations will be required to analyse their gender pay gap and publish a report no later than 4 April 2018.

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15 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Is Christmas just a celebration or can it be an employment law headache?

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Christmas party

With the festive season now in full swing, hopefully it’s only the repetitive Christmas music giving you a headache. However, without wanting to sound like Scrooge, you must be aware during the festivities of employment law issues that could cause an even bigger headache.

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7 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Sexual harassment – stamping out the problem in the workplace

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Sexual harassment at work

Following the recent revelations in the celebrity and political world we have seen more attention on this problem. A BBC Radio 5 survey found that 52% of the participants experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, showing how widespread this issue is.

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2 October 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Royds Withy King is ‘Doing it for Dan’

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Staff at the Swindon and Marlborough offices of UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King have chosen a local charity, founded in memory of a colleague’s son, as the main beneficiary of their fundraising activities over the next two years. …

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1 June 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Six top tips to help you manage disciplinary and grievance procedures

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Best practice guidance is readily available in the form of ‘Acas code of practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures’ which sets a benchmark for employers to deal fairly and consistently with employee misconduct and complaints.

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16 May 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

When to performance manage employees – and the cost of leaving it too late

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It’s an all too familiar situation which many employers find themselves in. There’s an employee who hasn’t been performing for some time, they haven’t done anything drastically wrong, but they just aren’t up to scratch. The employer feels too uncomfortable to say anything – perhaps they are a long standing employee, a good friend or a difficult character. Or, the employer simply doesn’t find the time to address the situation and keeps putting it off. This goes on for a while until the employer decides enough is enough and dismisses the employee for poor performance.

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22 February 2017 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

How to pay for a personal injury claim?

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personal injury claim

If you are injured and wish to seek compensation, you may increasingly feel that an imbalance of power weighs against you. Changes to our justice system mean that many people injured through no fault of their own, have been unable to bring claims due to concerns about how they can fund the process.

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24 January 2017 0 Comments Posted in News

Gig economy fuelling business growth in Oxfordshire – but employers urged to beware the legal challenges

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An unseen army of agency workers, contractors and temps are helping to fuel business growth in Oxfordshire – and making a significant contribution to the UK’s rapidly-rising gig economy.

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1 November 2016 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Employment & HR

Transferring of confidential client data justified an employee’s dismissal

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A recruitment company discovered that one of its senior employees had transferred significant amounts of confidential client data to his personal email account.

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18 October 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Three things to think about before firing an employee

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Dismissing an employee can be a daunting prospect. There are numerous horror stories about aggrieved employees successfully clawing large compensation pay-outs from their ex-employers, with the employer left wondering what they did wrong. Our previous article on disciplinary and grievance will help you know what process to follow in such circumstances. But what if you want to avoid the process altogether? Or, your reason for dismissal isn’t as watertight as you first thought?

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29 September 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Sick of sick days? Get to grips with absence

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Employee sickness absence is an inevitable reality that all employers face. It can often be disruptive to the business and put undue stress on other employees to pick up additional work.

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24 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

What Brexit means for UK employment law

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Brexit

In writing this article the morning after the vote, I asked employment lawyers across the country – from our soon to be colleagues – (see our merger news here if you haven’t already) at Royds in the City of London to rural-based colleagues what employment law will look like in five years’ time in the UK.

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