Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson

About Stephen Simpson

Stephen Simpson is a principal employment law editor at XpertHR. His areas of responsibility include the policies and documents and law reports. After obtaining a law degree and training to be a solicitor, he moved into publishing, initially with Butterworths. He joined XpertHR in its early days in 2001.
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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

11 Dec 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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Government’s tribunal fees refund scheme now fully open

16 Nov 2017

The Government’s scheme for individuals¬†to apply for tribunal fees refunds has been rolled out to all applicants, after a...

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EAT confirms Uber drivers are workers

10 Nov 2017

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that Uber drivers should be classified as workers who are entitled to basic...

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Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

7 Nov 2017

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

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Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

30 Oct 2017

As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will...

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Low take-up of right to make training requests

24 Oct 2017

Take-up of the right to make requests in relation to study or training has been low and has not facilitated...

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Employment tribunal fees repayment scheme launched

20 Oct 2017

The Government has announced details of how individuals who paid employment tribunal fees can apply for a refund, following the...

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Modern slavery statements: key updates for employers

18 Oct 2017

The Government has updated its guidance on the requirement for large commercial organisations to prepare a slavery and human trafficking...

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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

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Ryanair and Monarch flight disruptions: five issues for employers

6 Oct 2017

The cancellation of thousands of scheduled Ryanair flights and the collapse of airline Monarch will have an impact in the...

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Managing annual leave: five common employer pitfalls

22 Sep 2017

Mismanagement of annual leave can have a dramatic impact on a company’s business, as demonstrated by Ryanair’s cancellation of hundreds...

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

14 Sep 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from April to March should be gearing up to publish their second annual...

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Pensions Regulator in first auto-enrolment prosecution

14 Sep 2017

The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director...

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Asda equal pay case: EAT allows mass claim to proceed

1 Sep 2017

Supermarket giant Asda has failed in its latest bid to block a mass equal pay claim against it.

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Employment tribunal fees: Out-of-time discrimination claim revived

15 Aug 2017

It has been successfully argued before an employment tribunal that a discrimination claim – thrown out during the fees regime...

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