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.

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.

Cases on...

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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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Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court

9 Aug 2017

The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who...

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Gig economy: Addison Lee courier was worker

3 Aug 2017

An employment tribunal has found that an Addison Lee courier was a worker and not an independent contractor, in the...

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Court victory expands collective consultation rights, claims Unison

2 Aug 2017

A Court of Appeal decision “makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the...

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Employment tribunal fees unlawful, rules Supreme Court

26 Jul 2017

Employment tribunal fees are unlawful under both UK and EU law because they prevent access to justice, the Supreme Court...

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Sexual orientation discrimination at work: Timeline

6 Jul 2017

In July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality in England and Wales. To mark the 50th anniversary...

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Workplace smoking ban 10 years on: Common employer queries

4 Jul 2017

On 1 July 2007, England introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places, including most workplaces. Ten years on,...

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Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

16 Jun 2017

Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers....

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Companions at disciplinary hearings: difficult scenarios for HR

6 Jun 2017

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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