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Employment Law

Labour are in, but what does that mean for employment law and UK employers?

Labour promise in their manifesto to “Make work pay”. Their aim is to bring in greater security for employees, ensure jobs are better paid, and to improve the autonomy for people in the workplace, underpinning their belief that employment laws in the country are outdated and need to be dragged into the 21st century. Labour […]

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New hire as we expand our employment law and HR team

Top-ranked law firm The Endeavour Partnership has welcomed a new solicitor to expand its employment law and HR team.

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An employer’s guide to Subject Access Requests

In this scenario, a subject access request (SAR) is a request from an employee to their employer to obtain information as to whether or not personal data is being processed about them.

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Posted in: GDPR Employment Law

Are you legally obliged to give your employees a day off for the Coronation?

But where do employers stand in all this? We may well like the idea of our workforce spending the day with their families around the TV marking this important constitutional moment, but how do we ensure the impact on our business operation is minimal? We had two additional bank holidays last year and the prospect of another […]

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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: Coronavirus Employment Law

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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