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Employers to be made liable in the event they fail to protect their staff from sexual harassment

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Contributing authors: Rachel Levine

Sexual harassment at work

Protection from sexual harassment has been included in the UK’s equalities law for several decades, yet unfortunately harassment in the workplace remains a significant issue. We welcome the government’s recent announcement, via its recently published consultation, that it is looking to widen and increase the protection afforded to people in the workplace against sexual harassment.

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What is a MIAM?

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So your family lawyer has referred you for a MIAM. But what does the acronym stand for and what should you expect?

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Clock ticking on mandatory vaccination: key steps to take now

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Mandatory vaccine

On 22 July 2021, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”) became law, introducing a requirement for all care home staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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How should a GP help manage high cholesterol or diagnose a heart attack?

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Mistreatment of cardiac health issues can cause life-changing damage. Here Divya Anand explains how a GP should manage two key heart-related issues.

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New NHS patient safety system a step in the right direction

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Sophie Angwin-Thornes takes a look at the new patient safety system in the NHS that could help make the reporting and analysis of patient safety events easier and more effective.

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Roadmap strategy required for the employment tribunal system…and soon

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Contributing authors: Charlotte Kilcar

Another casualty of the pandemic is the employment tribunal system, according to the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

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Divorcing? Act reasonably or pay your ex’s costs

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Divorcing couples, take notice: Family Partner Joanna Toloczko examines the changing rules and the courts’ attitude to costs awards in financial remedy cases.

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Relaxation of workplace Covid rules to create new stress points for employers

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Employers will from today, Monday 19 July, no longer have to comply with Covid restrictions set by the Government. However, the removal of restrictions does not mean an easy situation for employers.

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Deaths in Care Homes – CQC to Release Data on all Covid-19 Deaths in English Care Homes on 21 July 2021

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On the 21st of July 2021, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will release data on Covid-related deaths notified to them between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

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Employment legal update #48 | July 2021

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Employment law update

Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.

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Upcoming changes to Covid-19 restrictions for businesses

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Contributing authors: Alex Kuklenko

Last week, the FT reported that the government would shortly be announcing updated guidance for businesses with regards Covid-19 restrictions in the workplace.

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Consumer protection from misleading advertising – the Brewdog gold can controversy

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Last month it was reported that the Scottish brewer “Brewdog” had got itself into a potential pickle following its “solid gold” beer can promotion.

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