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11 June 2021 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Drawing the line between protected beliefs and discriminatory actions

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has overturned a Tribunal decision and found that ‘gender-critical beliefs’ are protected philosophical beliefs under the Equality Act 2010. In their judgement the EAT confirmed they were not expressing an opinion on the debate or changing any of the legal protections available to transgender people.

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19 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

Supreme Court tells care providers that ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not subject to the National Minimum Wage

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The Supreme Court today (19 March 2021) gave care providers a lifeline, saying that they do not have to pay staff the National Minimum Wage when working ‘sleep-in’ shifts.

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14 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Business, Employment, Opinion

The furlough scheme and paid leave – 8 things employers need to know

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The Government has published guidance on workers’ entitlement to holiday and holiday pay whilst furloughed.

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24 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Opinion

Can’t stand the heat? – What the law says about working in hot weather

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Matthew Hendra from our Employment team takes a look at the latest forecast and helps you understand what employers need to do to keep their employees safe.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Factsheets

Settlement Agreements Explained

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22 January 2016 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Making a Settlement Agreement tax efficient

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Our client was an employee at a large PLC who resigned a result of discrimination. Following protracted negotiations between ourselves and the Employer, compensation was agreed under a settlement agreement.

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19 August 2015 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR

Discrimination by association

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Employment law update

A couple of recent discrimination cases have dealt with employees who do not have a “protected characteristic” (age, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or disability). These employees have alleged that they have been discriminated against because of their association with someone who does. This is called associated discrimination.

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