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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments
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Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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Gig economy: Uber appeal hearing confirmed

Uber has received leave to appeal the decision on the employment status of its drivers to the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at “grade...

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General election 2017: five things to know about politics in the workplace

Can employers prevent staff from political campaigning at work? Should employees be banned from displaying their political allegiance, for example...

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Monitoring employee communications: WhatsApp case raises concerns

A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at...

Taylor heard evidence from care workers who are told to be on call from 7am, only to then be informed there is no work

Non-guaranteed hours could command higher minimum wage

Companies that want to employ people on zero hours contracts could face a hike in the minimum wage rate, the...

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Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...

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Get ready for GDPR: Guidance for employers (webinar)

The General Data Protection Regulation changes how data is processed in the EU, and while it does not come into force until May 2018, employers need to prepare now.

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How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or...

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