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Keeping Up To Date With The Menopause

As the number of older women within the workplace is increasing, it appears that the menopause is slowly becoming less of a taboo subject and is increasingly appearing in the media. The Government Equalities Office [...]

Unlawful fees help an employee secure an extension of time

Background Earlier this month, the Southampton Employment Tribunal agreed to grant a Claimant, Miss Dhami, an extension of time to bring her claims. This follows the Supreme Court’s decision in July to quash fees in [...]

Employer Loses Appeal Against Huge Sex Discrimination Award

The Court of Appeal last week turned down an appeal by BAE Systems against a large employment tribunal award in a sex discrimination claim based on a single quite brief, albeit ill-judged, comment by a [...]

Employment Tribunals and Fees

Most UK employment rights are enforceable through the Employment Tribunals. Historically, Employment Tribunals were set up so that the layperson could bring a claim without the costs of representation and any legal costs are usually [...]

New Vacancy

HR Generalist Godalming, Surrey Competitive Salary + Benefits   A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Generalist to join EmployLaw Limited; a specialist Employment Law Practice. The role requires you to support [...]

Data Protection; GDPR Guidance updated

At our recent Business Leaders’ Forum, we discussed how employers can protect their organisation with simple steps, including: A review of recruitment procedures, in particular, creating a paper trail of decisions; An appropriate offer letter [...]

The Employment Law Horizon

Theresa May has now met with the DUP and talks are underway to form a government. The Queen’s speech is set to take place “soon”. So what does the next five years look like from [...]

Corporate Manslaughter

Background The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act (“the Act”) has been in force for some time, but there have been some interesting recent decisions. The Act replaced previous legislation by giving a clearer distinction [...]

Long Term Sick Absence Dismissals: A Cautionary Tale

A recent decision by the Court of Appeal is a useful reminder of the issues that employers must address when deciding whether to dismiss an employee for long term sick absence. Employment Tribunals have often [...]

Banker Fined by FCA Over WhatsApp Breach of Confidence

Breach of confidentiality may be a serious misconduct, justifying the dismissal of an employee. Additionally, in regulated sectors such as banking and insurance the misuse of confidential client information by regulated persons could give rise [...]

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