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28 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

Mock Employment Tribunal

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23 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

“Get ahead of…” employment law training sessions

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Our Employment & HR team are delighted to invite you to our ‘Get ahead of…’ training sessions.

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14 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Events

HR Hub: Veganism, philosophical beliefs and other developments in discrimination law

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Our Hubs are a joint initiative for senior HR professionals to discuss current employment law issues. The Hubs are an excellent opportunity to share experiences, best practice and innovative thinking.

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16 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

HR professionals – be proactive not reactive when it comes to sex discrimination claims

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In the last year there has been a 69 per cent jump in the number of sex discrimination claims brought to British employment tribunals in the year to March. The figures from the Ministry of Justice for the year 2018-19 showed that 9,340 claims were lodged at tribunal, up from 5,522 the previous year.

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26 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

The Good Work Plan – employment law overhaul or damp squib?

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The Good Work Plan outlines some “progressive” proposals to reform employment law within the UK. A number of the recommended policy changes would introduce laws that should afford employees and workers additional and extended protections during their working lives.

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3 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

Our important update for employers: extension of ‘off-payroll working rules’ to the private sector from April 2020

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In April 2017 the public sector became subject to new “off-payroll working rules”. The government intends to extend these rules to the private sector with effect from 6 April 2020, and has recently entered into a period of consultation.

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18 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion, Technology & media

The GDPR and consent

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In the second blog in our series on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we explore the issue of consent and the GDPR.

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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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17 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment, Employment & HR, Opinion

New report calls for action on pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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In January 2017, in response to a report from the Women and Equalities Committee,the Government committed to “strengthen existing protections and…to review the position in relation to redundancy” for pregnant employees. Faced with increasing requests for help to their advice line, the charity Maternity Action have produced a report which calls on the Government to urgently act on its commitment. What are the implications of this report for employers?

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14 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR, Opinion

A brave new world for workers’ rights, or a missed opportunity?

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Basic rights for all workers, clear rules, robust penalties for employers, and new tax laws for the self employed; all are key to a fair and modern work place according to a government commissioned report.

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12 July 2017 0 Comments Posted in Employment & HR

When employment disputes hit the headlines and the courts

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“Hounded from her job after a string of racist remarks … stress of it led to a miscarriage?” “Uber’s sexual harassment case shines a light on a start ups culture of defiance”

Headlines like these are the stuff of nightmares for corporate Boards and the last thing CEOs want to spend their time explaining to concerned shareholders. However, even in the best run organisations, claims with the potential to generate this type of publicity can be an occupational hazard.

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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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