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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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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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Retailers and GDPR: what are you allowed to do with customer information?

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shopping

What are retailers permitted to do with the email addresses and customer information sometimes handed over by shoppers at checkouts? Charlotte Ebbutt and Malcolm Gregory explain the rules in their recent article for Business Advice.

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Employees’ poor mental health costs employers up to 42bn a year

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Thriving at work

The Stevenson-Farmer ‘Thriving at Work’ review, which examines the impact of poor mental health and contains 40 recommendations, was published yesterday (Thursday 26 October).

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Should criminal records be sealed from employers?

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sealed file

Last month, David Lammy MP published a review recommending that, in certain cases, criminal records could be sealed from employers. Reforms such as this could have positive consequences for businesses and workers alike. Catherine Hawkes in our Employment & HR team examines the issue in her recent article for Personnel Today.

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Opening stage of employment tribunal fee refund scheme launched

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Employers are by now aware of the Supreme Court’s judgment of 26 July 2017, which declared employment tribunal fees unlawful. However, the Government’s plan to repay all Employment Tribunal and Appeal Employment Tribunal fees since their introduction in 2013 has remained unreported until now.

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Employer fails in bid to obtain documents sent from work computers connected with team move to competitor

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Documents from work computers

Ten senior managers left a leading healthcare consultancy to set up and join a business in direct competition with it.

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Business immigration: what every business needs to know

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Business immigration

Our specialist Business Immigration team invites you to attend our immigration seminars in November.

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Spotlight on workplace wellbeing for World Mental Health Day | 10 October 2017

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workplace wellbeing

10 October 2017 marks World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is workplace wellbeing; in that spirit, we wish to highlight why mental health awareness in the workplace is important and what you can do to support workplace wellbeing.

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Guidance on Employment Tribunal fees

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Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful, a claimant is no longer required to pay Tribunal fees in order to bring a claim.

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

This seminar will be a relevant to all UK employers who do not want to fall foul of new immigration laws, particularly those who employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

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Immigration: what every business needs to know

This seminar will be a relevant to all UK employers who do not want to fall foul of new immigration laws, particularly those who employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent.

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