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Teenage girls at a brick factory in Kolkata, India in 2014

Employers required to produce modern slavery statements from October 2015

Large employers will have to publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year, the Government has confirmed.
The requirement...

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Dismissal of employee with disabled daughter was associative disability discrimination

27 Jul 2015

An employer committed associative disability discrimination against an employee following indications that he would be increasing the time spent with...

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Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: 10% of women were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments. Photo: Mito Images/REX

54,000 new mothers forced out of jobs every year

24 Jul 2015

Around 54,000 new mothers a year lose their jobs through pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to research by the Equality...

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Responding to an employment tribunal claim: Five tips for employers

23 Jul 2015

When an employer receives an employment tribunal claim, it needs to act quickly and carefully to put itself in the...

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Select committee launches tribunal fees inquiry

22 Jul 2015

A select committee of MPs has launched an inquiry into court and tribunal fees, to assess whether or not their...

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Removal of Muslim’s Quran during locker clearance not religious discrimination

20 Jul 2015

An employment tribunal has held that the removal of a Muslim’s Quran (Koran) during a locker clearance was not religious...

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Why so few financial penalties for aggravated breaches of employment law?

14 Jul 2015

Only three penalties have been imposed against employers for breaching their legal obligations “with aggravating features” since they were brought...

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Half of early conciliation cases avoid tribunal

7 Jul 2015

Almost half of claimants who have used the Acas early conciliation service in the year since it launched have avoided...

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Organisations must review and address their responsibilities to employees working abroad.

Global workers with UK legal rights: risks for employers

7 Jul 2015

As businesses become more international, so do employees’ roles, and it is not always clear when global workers have UK...

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Sunday trading laws to be relaxed

7 Jul 2015

Retail employees will see changes to their weekend working hours under plans to relax restrictions around Sunday trading to be unveiled in the Budget. While current laws allow small shops to open all day on Sunday, those over 280 square metres can only trade for six hours...

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Wearable technology: What employers need to know

7 Jul 2015

Wearable technology, such as Google Glass, Fitbit, Jawbone and Apple Watch, can collect, analyse and share information about the wearer...

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Bring your own device: eliminating the risks

6 Jul 2015

“Bring your own device” (BYOD) is common practice in many organisations today, but it can leave businesses exposed to risks...

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Jewish job applicant awarded £17,000 over Saturday working

6 Jul 2015

An employment tribunal has ordered an employer to pay over £17,000 to a devoutly religious Jewish applicant who was turned...

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TUPE: Protecting employers’ interests with post termination restrictions

3 Jul 2015

Discussions around the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) often place the emphasis on transferring employees’ rights....

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Employment law in Chile: Seven interesting facts

2 Jul 2015

Chile is host to many multinational businesses, and has one of the highest rates of working hours in the world....

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