Employment law


Dismissal over erratic behaviour was disability discrimination

An employment tribunal has held that it was discrimination arising from disability for an employee with mental health problems to...

Delegates at a Conservative Party forum this month are split on the EU referendum. PHOTO: Ben Cawthra/REX/Shutterstock

EU referendum: how to get ready for a potential Brexit

29 Apr 2016

As the debate hots up over the UK referendum on leaving or staying in the EU, what steps should UK...

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"Made in Dagenham" protest with women from the original 1970 strike for equal pay. PHOTO: Vickie Flores/LNP/REX/Shutterstock

Gender pay gap league tables: protect your company reputation

28 Apr 2016

Draft regulations to boost equal pay include plans for the Government to publish gender pay gap league tables naming and...

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Non-competition clauses: Government to examine impact on innovation

26 Apr 2016

The Government is to examine whether or not non-competition clauses in employment contracts are stifling innovation and growth.
Restrictive covenants,...

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Thousands of jobs at risk as BHS goes into administration

25 Apr 2016

High street retailer BHS has filed for administration, putting around 11,000 jobs at risk.
Its administrators Duff & Phelps said...

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Obesity discrimination: UK disability laws incompatible with EU directive

25 Apr 2016

UK laws preventing discrimination against people based on their size should

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Government U-turn on trade union subscription payments

21 Apr 2016

The Government has had a change of heart over plans to stop workers paying for their trade union subscriptions through...

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Legal representation at disciplinary hearings: when is there a right?

20 Apr 2016

There is no statutory right for a worker to be accompanied by a legal representative at a disciplinary hearing. However,...

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immigration fines

Ten tips to avoid immigration fines when hiring foreign workers

19 Apr 2016

Immigration fines for employing illegal workers by way of the Civil Penalty regime have seen employer’s fines increase, both in...

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Redundancy pools

Redundancy pools: myth vs fact

18 Apr 2016

Determining the correct composition of the redundancy pool is a step in the right direction to carrying out a fair...

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Disability discrimination: “pull yourself together” comment to employee with depression

15 Apr 2016

An employment tribunal has held that a director’s comment to an employee with depression that “everyone gets depressed sometimes, you...

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Who transfers under TUPE? Four key tips for employers

15 Apr 2016

Determining the group of transferring employees in a TUPE transfer can raise tricky issues. Laura Merrylees sets out four key...

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Criminal liability for allowing employees to facilitate tax evasion

14 Apr 2016

Legislation will be introduced to hold firms criminally liable if they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax cheating, the...

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Flexible working key to commuter work-life balance

14 Apr 2016

Employees in London are less likely to work flexibly than staff in the rest of the UK, yet almost two-thirds...

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Criminal record checks: filtering process is inadequate

12 Apr 2016

The High Court has upheld a challenge by way of judicial review to the present criminal record checks scheme, finding...

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