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Whistleblowing: five steps to be compliant with recent changes to legislation

Recent whistleblowing legislation changes have not made it easier for employees to disclose wrongdoing without risking accusations of disloyalty or...

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Dismissal of paraplegic employee angry over lack of wheelchair access

23 Aug 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could be discrimination arising from disability to dismiss a disabled employee who...

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Modern slavery reports “on the rise” as Theresa May announces new taskforce

23 Aug 2016

A fivefold rise in the number of modern slavery reports shows that efforts to highlight the issue are working, according...

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Workplace maternity discrimination: 10 common scenarios in tribunals

23 Aug 2016

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58% increase in the number of maternity leave queries in...

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Restrictive covenant breach: £30,000 and injunction for employer

22 Aug 2016

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company...

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Withdrawal of job offer made by agency costs employer £3,000

21 Aug 2016

An employment tribunal has ordered an employer to pay breach of contract damages after it withdrew a job offer made...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

19 Aug 2016

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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Flexible working and indirect discrimination: a difficult balance

17 Aug 2016

Consultant editor Darren Newman considers a recent indirect sex discrimination case that highlights the problems that an employer can face...

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Creating a “family feel”: supporting parents’ return to work

17 Aug 2016

Returning from maternity leave is tough. Zoe Brunswick, HR director at environmental engineering consultancy RSK and former Personnel Today Awards...

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Changes to tax on termination pay in April 2018

17 Aug 2016

The Government has cut back proposed changes to taxing termination payments, issuing new draft legislation that is expected to come...

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Fixed-term contracts: five points for employers

16 Aug 2016

Engaging employees under fixed-term contracts can provide employers with workforce flexibility. Fixed-term employees have an array of rights, in particular...

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Sports Direct to back-pay warehouse workers

15 Aug 2016

Staff at Sports Direct’s Shirebrook warehouse are to receive back pay totalling around £1 million for non-payment of the national...

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Illegal working: How employers can stay compliant

15 Aug 2016

Burger chain Byron made headlines last month when the Home Office arrested a number of illegal workers. Given the tougher...

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Sexual harassment at work: 10 myths busted

15 Aug 2016

A TUC report on sexual harassment in the workplace has found that 52% of women have experienced some form of...

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Assessing for redundancy or redeployment – top tips

11 Aug 2016

We are still living and working in very uncertain times.  With the impact of Brexit still not fully known, talk...

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