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Employment Law

What lessons can employers learn from the Yorkshire Cricket Club complaints crisis?

With anti-bullying week coming up on the 15th of November, it is disturbing to see how such well-known organisations can still get it so wrong. Not only has it been proven that racial harassment and bullying took place within Yorkshire Cricket Club, but the handling of the investigatory process has also been disastrous.  

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Menopause and Discrimination in the workplace

As menopause in the workplace is becoming a much-discussed topic, it is essential that employers are aware of it, in order to help individuals who are experiencing it. Failing to protect individuals who are experiencing menopause can have serious consequences for employers. In particular, it may lead to unfair dismissal claims and claims relating to […]

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Employee dismissed for drinking while on sick wins at Tribunal

Many employers will be surprised to learn of a recent Employment Tribunal decision that an employee who was dismissed when he was caught smoking and drinking outside a pub whilst on sick leave had was unfairly dismissed and entitled to compensation.

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Choosing to challenge inequality in the workplace

International Women’s Day recognises and celebrates women’s achievements but also acknowledges the challenges they continue to face. Thankfully, more women are now confident addressing inequality and will continue to #ChooseToChallenge to prove it is possible for women to be equal both in society and in the workplace.

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The new Job Support Scheme: what do we know?

In his Winter Economy Plan announced today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new emergency Job Support Scheme to help protect jobs.   

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Posted in: Employment Law Coronavirus

Tribunal ruling raises questions about the real meaning of “self-employed” status

Over the last few months, there has been a real focus on what it really means to be a self-employed individual.

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A guide on TUPE when buying or selling a business

What is TUPE? TUPE – which stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations are rules designed to protect employees when there is a “relevant transfer”. A “relevant transfer” is when there is a transfer of a business which retains its identity, or there is a new service provider replacing a previous service […]

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How to encourage and maintain equality in the workplace

As Pride month comes to an end and communities across the world continue to strive for equal rights and status, now is the time for everyone to acknowledge the importance of diversity and inclusion. Employers too should look carefully at the role equality plays within their workplace. Offering equal opportunities to all is considered in […]

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Supporting employee mental health during lockdown

With COVID-19 (coronavirus) creating a new and challenging landscape, it is becoming more important to consider the mental health and wellbeing of your staff.

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Posted in: Employment Law Coronavirus

Getting ready for the return to work: FAQs on how to keep employees safe

As the UK economy begins its recovery from the Covid-19 crisis and as we see businesses preparing to re-open, the Government is encouraging employers to safely welcome staff back to the workplace.

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Posted in: Employment Law Coronavirus

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