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Employers can ban Muslim headscarves at work, says EU judge

An employer can prevent a Muslim employee from wearing an Islamic headscarf if the ban is based on a general...

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Redundancy consultation: protective awards for City Link staff

31 May 2016

An employment tribunal has made protective awards of 90 days’ pay over City Link’s failure to carry out a redundancy...

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Immigration Act 2016: changes to illegal working offences from 12 July

27 May 2016

Changes to illegal working offences introduced by the Immigration Act 2016 come into effect on 12 July 2016, under new...

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Gender reassignment: trans customer wins toilet sign claim

27 May 2016

A ferry company has updated its toilet door signs to use symbols rather than words and carried out diversity awareness...

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Brexit: nine in 10 EU workers might not qualify for a visa

27 May 2016

Almost nine in 10 EU workers employed in the UK may no longer qualify for a visa under current rules...

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Legal Q&A: Sunday working changes for shop workers

26 May 2016

Although plans to allow local authorities to extend Sunday trading hours were recently defeated in the House of Commons, the...

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If there is a vote to leave, what happens to upcoming EU legal decisions?

23 May 2016

In the latest in our series of articles on the impact of a potential Brexit for employers, Felicity Gemson and...

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Religious discrimination: Christian teacher’s dismissal for refusal to divorce sex offender

23 May 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a Christian employee, dismissed for not divorcing her husband when he was...

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Brexit: Would the Government’s grip on trade unions get tighter?

20 May 2016

Will an exit from the EU empower the Government to reduce the rights of trade unions and the right to...

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References in the banking sector: what HR needs to know

20 May 2016

Employers in the banking sector must comply with tough new requirements as part of major regulatory reform. What impact will...

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One-off serious mistakes at work: five key cases

17 May 2016

A mistake by a private security company during a training exercise led to a fake bomb being left in a...

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Tougher rules on employing illegal workers under Immigration Act

17 May 2016

The Immigration Act 2016 has received Royal Assent, introducing a range of measures to crack down on businesses that employ ...

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Fair dismissal of line manager who refused workplace drug test

16 May 2016

An employment tribunal rejected an unfair dismissal claim by a line manager who was sacked when he refused to take...

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Withdrawing job offers: employers should make it clear if conditions such as references or proof of qualifications need to be met

Withdrawing job offers: the risks and how to limit them

16 May 2016

Can you withdraw a job offer once it has been made? We look at the risks employers face if they...

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University breached information and consultation of employees regulations

10 May 2016

In University of London v Morrissey, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that the University of London breached the Information...

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