Legal opinion

Has Sunak’s latest Job Support Scheme quelled fears for tiers?

The new version of the Job Support Scheme has been thoroughly welcomed by business but there is no shortage of...

Why home workers who are ill should not work

22 Oct 2020

With the onset of colder weather, inevitably the number of people with common colds and flu will rise, in addition...

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Legal risks of Covid-19 testing in the workplace

21 Oct 2020

Many employers are content on their staff relying on the coronavirus testing service provided by the NHS but, for some,...

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Febrile mood will lead to sackings, whistleblowing and disputes

7 Oct 2020

As the UK heads into a worrying winter, Charlie Thompson examines the risks for senior teams as they manage the...

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Employers watch BBC’s social media struggles with interest

1 Oct 2020

Legal expert says BBC's new impartiality drive has lessons for businesses worried over brand damage from employees' posts.

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Sex, alleged lies and settlement agreements

19 Aug 2020

The claim launched by McDonald’s against its ex-CEO highlights the need for care in agreeing exit packages.

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‘All views my own’: Monitoring employees’ social media

18 Aug 2020

Social media has grown in use exponentially since Facebook was launched 16 years ago, and so has the risk to...

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Directors’ liabilities in the post-coronavirus workplace

4 Jun 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has exposed directors to a new level of vulnerability and liability, writes Ivor Adair.

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The return to work and the risk of ‘associative discrimination’

22 May 2020

Employers could be exposing themselves to allegations of discrimination if they require employees who live with a clinically vulnerable person to return to work.

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Calculating notice pay for employees on furlough

29 Apr 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was created at such speed that it created many unanswered questions. The government has...

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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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Supreme Court hears final Barclays appeal in sexual harassment case

28 Nov 2019

Supreme Court hears final appeal in significant vicarious liability case with a verdict expected in February.

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Why employers need to understand associative discrimination

27 Nov 2019

There is ambiguity over whether claims of associative discrimination can succeed under the Equality Act 2010 but EU law offers some encouragement to...

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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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Steep rise in sexual harassment complaints involving law firms

26 Jul 2019

An apparent sharp rise in the number of sexual harassment complaints involving solicitors has drawn attention to law firms' misuse of gagging orders.

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