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Reputational damage: six preventative measures for employers

How can employers ensure reputational damage is kept to a minimum?

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Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

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Whistleblowing: Key Court of Appeal case considers “public interest” test

The Court of Appeal has heard the appeal in the important whistleblowing case Chesterton Global Ltd (t/a Chesterton Humberts) and...

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Payment for leave not taken carries over, says ECJ legal advice

If an employer does not provide a worker with paid leave, that worker’s right to it carries over until they...

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Shared parental pay: father wins sex discrimination case

A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a sex discrimination claim...

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Companions at disciplinary hearings: difficult scenarios for HR

On paper, a worker’s right to be accompanied at a disciplinary hearing is one of the simplest employment rights there...

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Glasgow City Council claimants win equal pay case

Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory...

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Holiday pay: ambulance workers win overtime claim

An employment tribunal has held that ambulance workers’ compulsory overtime in respect of “shift overruns” should be included in the...

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Social media misconduct: dismissal harsh but fair

An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee over derogatory comments she made on Facebook about...

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Recruitment: psychometric test was discriminatory, holds EAT

Recruiters will have to be more careful about adjustments to the format of recruitment assessments for disabled job applicants, following...

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Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful

The incoming Government must rethink criminal record disclosure rules after defeat in the Court of Appeal over the process for...

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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments

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Indirect discrimination: a welcome ruling from the Supreme Court

Consultant editor Darren Newman explains the importance of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in two joined indirect discrimination cases.
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