Employment law

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Social media misconduct: fair dismissal over historic tweets

An employment tribunal held that a long-serving employee was fairly dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his...

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Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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Brexit to bring tighter controls on immigration, May confirms

17 Jan 2017

Brexit will bring stricter controls on immigration, but will not rule out rights for EU workers in Britain and vice...

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Judges win pension age discrimination claims

17 Jan 2017

An employment tribunal has ruled that the Government discriminated against more than 200 judges when it implemented the transitional provisions...

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Inquiry into “fatherhood penalty” launched by Government

16 Jan 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.
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Could “associate EU citizenship” become a worthwhile employee perk?

13 Jan 2017

The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out “associate EU citizenship” could appeal to UK employers who...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

13 Jan 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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Workers feel trapped by “rigid” workplaces, ILM finds

12 Jan 2017

More than half of UK workers feel trapped by the rigid structure of their workplace, according to a survey by ...

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Top 10 lame excuses for not paying the minimum wage

11 Jan 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released 10 of the worst excuses for not paying the national minimum wage, as...

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O2’s head of HR: Equality initiatives cannot exist in a vacuum

11 Jan 2017

Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...

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CitySprint courier should be classed as worker, says tribunal

9 Jan 2017

A tribunal has found that a CitySprint bicycle courier should be classed as a worker, rather than self employed.
This...

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Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

9 Jan 2017

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2016: GPG reporting and GDPR

3 Jan 2017

The Government published a revised version of the draft Regulations setting out the gender pay gap (GPG) reporting duty on...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

3 Jan 2017

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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