Employment law

Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal

The issue of what happens to workers’ rights has become a central plank in the Brexit debate as MPs prepare...

Ex-Mulberry employee loses philosophical belief appeal

18 Oct 2019

A former Mulberry designer who refused to sign a copyright agreement because she had a “philosophical belief” in the right...

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Spanish supermarket covert surveillance did not violate human rights

17 Oct 2019

The European Court of Human Rights has overturned a previous judgment it made in the case of López Ribalda and...

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‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

17 Oct 2019

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

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Capita unfairly dismissed employee whose role was made full-time

16 Oct 2019

An employee who was made redundant when Capita Customer Management refused to allow her to continue working part time following...

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Judges entitled to whistleblowing protections, but are not ‘workers’

16 Oct 2019

Judges and other non-contractual office holders are protected if they blow the whistle but they cannot be classified as “workers”,...

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Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

16 Oct 2019

Businesses where women occupy more than 30% senior leadership roles are more likely to nurture ambition, with a quarter (27%)...

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IR35: Time for the private sector to get its house in order?

16 Oct 2019

Recent decisions by major employers such as Barclays and Lloyds to bring all contractors onto payroll have ruffled feathers in...

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Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

15 Oct 2019

As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox...

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Queen’s Speech: Points-based immigration and Good Work Plan feature

14 Oct 2019

A points-based immigration system will start in 2021.

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Former TalkTalk exec to crowdfund tribunal bid

14 Oct 2019

A former TalkTalk executive has launched a crowdfunding campaign to take the company to tribunal for unfair dismissal and equal...

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Lawyer found dead had been suspended for sexual misconduct

11 Oct 2019

A partner at a law firm who was found dead at the foot of cliffs in south Wales had been suspended for alleged inappropriate sexual conduct

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Consultation closes with huge support for family friendly transparency

11 Oct 2019

As the government consultation into whether employers should have to publish their family-related leave and flexible working policies comes to...

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Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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Almost 2 million apply for EU settled status

9 Oct 2019

Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have so far been 1.8 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme....

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