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Jul
25
2016

Doomed or dynamic? A choice.

A feature of current times is stress of uncertainty, with justification of course as national and global events seem to be increasingly unpredictable and destabilising. ..

Jul
22
2016

Dress codes, direct religious discrimination and genuine occupational requirements

Banning a Muslim employee from wearing her headscarf when in contact with clients was direct religious discrimination according to the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European..

Jul
22
2016

Immigration update: penalties for illegal working

Back in May we blogged about upcoming changes in the Immigration Act 2016. As of 12 July, the offences of illegal working and employing illegal workers in the Act are..

Jul
22
2016

Lack of knowledge of employee’s protected disclosures did not prevent a finding of automatic unfair dismissal

In the recent case of Royal Mail Group Limited v Jhuti, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that an employee had been automatically unfairly dismissed even though the manager responsible for..

Jul
21
2016

The Importance of Sponsorship Licences Post-Brexit

Some business truths will never change. The ability to recruit and retain talent will remain as important as ever. Indeed, in a post-Brexit world the ability to appoint..

Jul
15
2016

Government publishes report on transgender equality

Last week the Government published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s first report on transgender equality...

Jul
15
2016

Paid annual leave can still be carried over when sickness prevents a worker from taking it

The European Court of Justice has recently reaffirmed, in the case of in Sobczyszyn v Skola Podstawowa w Rzeplinie, that where a worker is unable to take their annual leave..

Jul
11
2016

Collaborators are winners. Is your organisation collaborative?

Do you work in a collaborative culture? Collaboration sounds good, but probably more talked about than applied. Many businesses would say they are collaborative. Are they really?..

Jul
08
2016

Settlement negotiations under section 111A ERA ruled to be inadmissible in Tribunal proceedings

In the first appellate decision on the scope of settlement negotiations under s.111A Employment Rights Act 1996 (Faithorn Farrell Timms LLP v Bailey) (“Bailey”), ..

Jul
08
2016

Ex-employee ordered to delete confidential information stored on personal devices

In an age where employees are easily able to copy, store and upload confidential information, employers are having to become increasingly vigilant to prevent such information ending up in the..



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