Employment law

Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

Hospital bosses asked for fingerprints to identify whistleblower

17 Jan 2020

An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...

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Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

17 Jan 2020

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

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Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020?

17 Jan 2020

After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...

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Banker was dismissed because of age, tribunal hears

16 Jan 2020

A 55-year-old Citigroup banker who was told “you are old and set in your ways” won his case at employment tribunal earlier this month, pending appeal.

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Has the ethical veganism ruling broken new ground?

16 Jan 2020

What does the “ethical veganism as a philosophical belief” ruling really mean and does it mark a change in law?...

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Highways England driver harassed before job began wins £74k

14 Jan 2020

An ex-Highways England driver has been awarded almost £74,000 in compensation by an employment tribunal after she was harassed by...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Three in five parents work unpaid overtime to cope with workload

13 Jan 2020

Flexible working is unable to deliver the work-life balance that parents need, according to a report that finds three in...

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Settlement agreements: Paying employees’ legal bills

13 Jan 2020

The amount that an employer should pay towards a departing employee’s legal fees for taking advice on a settlement agreement...

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Sacked pregnant worker wins £17k compensation from Liz Earle Beauty Company

10 Jan 2020

Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.

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Family-friendly rights: what to look out for in 2020 and beyond

10 Jan 2020

Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...

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20 immigration issues to watch in the 2020s

10 Jan 2020

The UK immigration system is set for significant change in the coming years. Jamie Kerr offers 20 insights into what this may mean.

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April 2020 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

9 Jan 2020

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick...

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2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

8 Jan 2020

The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already...

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