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Reasonable Steps to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace

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A recent finding in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is a warning to all employers that equality and diversity training should and must be up to date. The EAT found that the training in this particular case was “stale”. It was found...

Supreme Court rules UK Uber drivers as workers

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The gig economy and the rights of 'workers’ has been brought into focus after a Supreme Court decision in favour of Uber drivers, this now poses a number of interesting challenges for employers. Workers Vs self employed...

Credit for Payment in Lieu of Notice

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If you’ve been dismissed from your job it’s important to know when calculating your potential compensation whether you’ve received any money in lieu of notice? One of our employment team recently had a query from a highly paid employee...

Can Employers Demand You to have the Covid Vaccine?

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As the vaccine programme rolls out across the country and the age limit gets lower pretty soon it will hit those of working age so – as employers do you have the right to make your staff get vaccinated? But also as employees what can...

Employment guidance for Carers and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

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The Government has clarified its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Employees are eligible for the CJRS, and can be furloughed, if they are unable to work, including from home or working reduced hours because they: ...

Health and Safety Needs of 'Gig' Economy and Workers Recognised

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A recent High Court case has recognised the needs of ‘workers’ as well as ‘employees’ under health and safety rights. The former now gain protection (in the Employment Rights Act 1996) against disadvantage during employment...

Bullying in the Workplace is not just Confined to Westminster

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Workplace bullying can have many forms and has hit the headlines recently and made employees more aware of their own workplace situations. Bullying is any type of abusive behaviour in the workplace and can be as a result of the employer or a colleague ...

Furlough Scheme Extended Again for Businesses

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Just when we reported that the furlough scheme was here to stay for another month, now the Chancellor has extended it until March 2021. Employers were ready to shift to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) at the start of November but now have got an...

The workplace can be a scary place

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The workplace can now seem a scary place as Covid-19 cases rise, headlines talk of intensive care beds filling up once again and Greater Manchester enters Tier 3 restrictions, but what can you do if coronavirus is making you scared to go into work?...

Women Against State Pension Inequality lose appeal

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In September, two women who represented the interests of Women Against State Pension Inequality (Waspi) lost a crucial court of appeal challenge. The court ruled that increasing the age at which women born in the 1950s receive their pension to 66 is...

Isolation, Quarantine and Employment Law

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It’s difficult enough to know where we stand during the pandemic with friends and family, who we can and can’t visit, where we can go, what time we have to go home, can we go on holiday? - the list is endless. If you have a business to run...

Announcement on Job Support Scheme for Employees

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At the end of October, the furlough scheme as we know it comes to an end and employers have to decide if they are bringing their staff back into the workplace. What is the Job Support Scheme (JSS) At the time of writing...

Redundancy and your rights as an employee?

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As the end of the furlough scheme approaches businesses all over the UK will be considering the size of their workforce and if indeed they need to make any cuts to staffing levels. If you are worried about redundancy and whether your employer is following...

Potential Redundancy and How to cope with Furloughed Staff

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As the headlines state we’re heading towards recession and this autumn it’s going to be a tough time for employers, many of whom will be faced with hard hitting decisions about staffing levels once furlough ceases. These are unprecedented times...

Fake Furlough, Whistleblowers and Employment Laws

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Fake furlough and whistleblowing workers have hit the headlines recently and employers should make sure they operate within all employment guidelines and laws, warned specialist solicitor Susan Mayall , Head of Employment Law at Pearson. With the...

Employers Guide to Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus

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Details of the £1,000 bonus driven Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for bringing staff back from furlough have been revealed by the Government. All employers, including company directors, office holders, agencies and umbrella companies can take...

Holiday quarantine rules and employment law guide for employers

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Employers with staff returning from a holiday in quarantine restricted countries now face the whole host of employment law issues as staff have to self-isolate. With Spain, France and Croatia all now on the quarantine list and other popular...

Employment Law Case could affect Employers with self employed workers

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A ‘landmark’ employment case could this week pave the way for workers in the beauty industry to make similar claims after a self employed hairdresser has won the right to claim for notice, holiday and redundancy pay. The claim, in the Employment...

Redundancies as firms adapt to survive Coronavirus

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On reading The Business Desk article regarding mid-sized firms planning permanent job losses and business overhaul in order to survive COVID19, this unfortunately rings bells with Employment Solicitor, Susan Mayall , who predominantly assists small and...

Flexible Furlough Scheme for Flexible Working

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The Government has now issued new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as part of their plans to phase out the furlough scheme. How is the furlough scheme changing? The updated Coronavirus Job...

Furlough - All Change for Employers

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Just when we all thought we understood furlough it has all changed again – so what does it mean for employers? A few months ago 'furlough' was a new word, but now we have all got used to 80% wages for furloughed staff to a...

Confidentiality Clauses in High Court Case

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What happens for employers when confidentiality clauses are breached? When a confidentiality clause was breached by an employee chatting and disclosing details of their settlement agreement (which in this case was an ACAS COT3 agreement) with a colleague...

Home Working Update - How Boris' Announcement Affects Employers

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On Sunday the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced that unless employees can work from home, they are to go back to work with effect from Monday 11th May and primarily this seems to be aimed at the construction and manufacturing sectors of the economy. ...

Vicarious Liability for Employers

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In a recent Supreme Court case supermarket group Morrisons was found to be not vicariously liable for the actions of one of its staff after a data breach. The decision has been welcomed by employment lawyers as clarification on this issue. ...

Employment law changes - preparing for April 2020

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All our employment clients know that we always say this area of the law is a minefield and one in which the mines constantly move, EU legislation, Appeal and Tribunal decisions, Brexit and now Coronavirus – they all have an effect on the policies and...

Contracts, Covid -19 and the latest Government Employment Advice

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If your company’s employment contracts have a lay off clause or if lay off is custom and practice in your industry, you can require employees to go on furlough leave. If your employment contracts do not contain a lay off clause, you need to seek...

So what's Furlough leave?

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The concept of Furlough Leave was announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Friday 20 th March but many of you have been asking what the difference between this and Layoffs. Lay off and short time working are derived from statute in the...

An Employment Update on lay offs and short time working

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We are being contacted by businesses seeking advice on what to do if they suffer a downturn and have insufficient work for their employees. There are murmurings that the Government may bring in emergency changes to the law on lay off and short time working,...

Coronavirus:Guidance for Employers and Employees

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Whilst the coronavirus seems to have originated in China there are cases now being confirmed in the UK, but the current information is that the risk of catching coronavirus at work appears to be low. As the days go by and more cases are identified further...

How are you monitored at work?

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Social media can affect the workplace and productivity if it is overused by employees and many employers are concerned about this, but also there are implications for staff who feel ‘spied’ on by their bosses. We have worked with many clients...

Veganuary - is it worth giving it a go?

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Veganuary - is it worth giving it a go? At the start of a new year many people evaluate their diets and many have started to take up the Veganuary trend. This is where people have a plant-based approach to eating based on a trend of going Vegan for...

Carrying Holiday Over When an Employee is Sick

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Recent case law states that if an employee is sick, annual leave in excess of the 4 week period under the EU Working Time Directive, does not have to be carried forward to the next year. This time of year many staff are often using up annual leave, with...

HoHoHo or NoNoNo, Employers Beware it's Christmas Party Time

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It’s here already! This time of year businesses of all sizes are gearing up for the annual Christmas party, but without appearing to be a bah humbug employment solicitors are advising business owners to beware and make sure they’re not facing...

Social Media - are Employers liable for Employee Activity?

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According to the Equality Act 2010 , Under Section 109(1), employers usually take on the legal liability of any acts carried out by their employees during the course of their work. Recently we’ve come across a case where the company was cleared of...

Age is a Question of Mind Over Matter in Tribunal Case

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In the light of a recent out of court settlement when an 86 year old sued the NHS for Age Discrimination employers need to be aware of their procedures and policies, especially as we have an ageing work force and people wanting to work into their 70s and...

Employment Law changes in 2020

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What every HR department needs to know. Holiday pay and flexible working are among major changes to employment law being introduced next year. Matthew Taylor’s working practices review of 2017 found that existing legislation could not keep up with...

How no-deal Brexit will affect Employment Law

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Protection for workers after no-deal Brexit Whether the UK leaves the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, workers will still be protected by our rigorous employment laws . There are unlikely to be wholesale changes to our legislation and any changes...

Menopause Discrimination - what it could mean for employers

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The menopause could be the next big area of Employment Law which business owners need to be aware of and could give rise to tribunal claims and workplace problems following more cases. With over 4.3million women between the ages of 45-60 in employment...

Don't get hot under the collar: How to survive the heat at work

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Whilst we have only had intermittent hot days this year, this week looks as if it’s going to be a scorcher! As our weather seems to change on a daily basis many will welcome this mini heat wave with open arms. It’s important to remember the...

Tribunal Cases Rise for Employers and Delays Are Frustrating the Process

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More and more employees now consider bringing a claim against their employer, the latest statistics from workplace experts ACAS reveal. The removal of tribunal fees has continued to show a high demand for conciliation services and an overall 40% increase...

Restrictive Covenants in the Supreme Court

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Post termination restrictive covenants are sometimes included in employment contracts in order to prevent employees from competing with their employer upon their departure from the business. They can be used to restrain employees from competing...

Sexual Harassment - Get covered for Contractors

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Gender Equality in the workplace - a topic that has hit the news headlines today and something which employers need to be aware of. The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Women and Equalities Minister will today be setting out her vision...

Holiday Pay and Overtime - what employers need to note

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Extra hours worked over and above normal shifts on a regular basis could be now calculated as part of holiday pay – court rules The case of when to add extra hours worked to holiday pay formed part of a legal ruling recently. The Court of Appeal...

Workplace Discrimination

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Today’s business leaders and employers need to consider gender equality as more than just women's rights. Gender discrimination affects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. As an employer it is important to learn how to recognise,...

Never Discuss Religion and Politics

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Is it unfair to dismiss an employee for proselytising? Not if the proselytising is improper, held the Court of Appeal in Kuteh v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust. Religious beliefs and whether to share these with patients was at the forefront of this...

Non Disclosure - the facts behind the headlines

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Non-disclosure agreements have been in the news recently after claims that they have become mere gagging orders for undesirable workplace practices. They were initially designed to prevent staff sharing trade secrets if they changed jobs and form part of...

Responsibility of disabled employees in the workplace to declare impairments

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Recent research shows that 1 in 5 UK workers attempt to hide their disability from their employer. The same study shows that over half of disabled people feel that their disability is putting them at risk of losing their job. In the current landscape, it...

The biggest overhaul of Employment Law in twenty years

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Following the Matthew Taylor Good Work Review, the Government has announced what it calls the biggest overhaul of Employment Law in twenty years. The key proposals are as follows: 1) changing the rules on continuity of employment, so that a break of up...

Unfair dismissal and discrimination

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Can a series of small acts of misconduct from an employee, over time, amount to a reason for dismissal, despite none of the acts being classed as gross misconduct? Yes – answered the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) in Mbubaegbu v Homerton University...

Transfer of Undertakings Regulation 2006

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In the recent case of Colino Sigüenza v Ayuntamiento de Valladolid and Others , the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was asked to consider whether a five-month halt in business between contracts could preclude the possibility of a transfer...

Responsibility of a Company During Work Related Parties

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The question in the recent case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd was whether a company could be legally liable ( Vicarious Liability ) for the actions of their employees even at after work parties. Yes, answered the Court of Appeal – but it...

Landmark decision for workers and independent contractors classification

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Pimlico Plumbers and another v Smith [2018] UKSC 29, will remain a key authoritative legal source when it comes to employers classifying their staff as ‘workers’ or ‘independent contractors’ for the foreseeable future. ...

Contractual notice only starts when the employee knows they are being dismissed

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When is notice for dismissal effective? Is it when the letter is received, signed for, or only effective upon when the employee reads the letter and is informed of their dismissal? In 2017 the Court of Appeal held that notice of termination begins to run...

The Equality Act 2010

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Discrimination in relation to the provision of goods and services is prohibited under Part 3 of the Equality Act 2010 but has, in more recent years, seen a rise in prevalence, and there remain a few important distinctions between discrimination in...

Employment tribunal quarterly statistics for April to June 2018

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Employers need to take head as Employment Tribunal claims have increased over the past year now fees have been scrapped. The Ministry of Justice has published the employment tribunal quarterly statistics for the period April to June 2018. During this...

Money never sleeps, but sleep-in workers only earn whilst awake on the job

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The Court of Appeal is the most recent court to review the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon Rampersad [2018]. Principally, the case deals with zero-hour contracts in the social-worker industry on what qualifies as paid...

Risk assessments required for breastfeeding mothers

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Otero Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude has ruled that employers must now carry out an individual risk assessment for breastfeeding mothers returning to their role. This is a change...

Hot weather working: How to survive the heat

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Following weeks of soaring temperatures, it seems our long summer is here to stay, and although it has been welcomed by many with open arms, it’s important to remember the impact that the heat could have in the workplace. The Risks...

The #MeToo movement and how it affects your business

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A BBC survey conducted last year showed that in the UK more than half of women, and a fifth of men, have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, ranging from inappropriate comments to sexual assaults. There are a number of steps that you can take as...

Does requiring my employees to undertake a medical examination infringe GDPR?

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Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), health information is classed as “special category data” and an employer needs to have a lawful basis for processing such information. This means that requiring employees to undertake medical...

Long Term Ill Health Case Study

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“I truly am grateful for all the work you have done and the support you have offered me.” We recently settled an employment case for a client and secured a substantial settlement for him after he was poorly treated by his...

How to Cope With a Summer of Sport....Advice for Employers

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The World Cup will soon be upon us, the traditional team song may have been ditched this year, but for employers the habitual problem of absenteeism during sporting events, hot on the heels of warm weather days offs, is a perennial headache....

New report aims to tackle the exploitation of low-paid workers and enforce holiday pay

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The Government’s Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Sir David Metcalf, has now published his report, “Labour Market Enforcement Strategy”, covering issues such as low paid workers and holiday pay rights. Here’s what this new...

Compensation for injury to feelings sees increase in line with the Retail Price Index

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Claimants at an employment tribunal may make a claim for “injury to feelings” in situations where they have suffered discrimination which has led to humiliation, hurt and degradation, or the discrimination has persisted for a lengthy period of...

Changes to termination payments and how they affect your business

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New tax rules announced at the 2016 Budget are now in force as of 6 April 2018. Income tax and National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will now need to be made on all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) upon termination of employment. Pre 6 April...

Recent EAT decision means employers should take extra care when dismissing employees within first two years of employment

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A recent decision from the Employment Appeal Tribunal indicates that employers need to take extra steps when considering the dismissal of pregnant employees before they accrue the two years required to enable an employee to issue a claim at a tribunal, even...

More employees seek justice in Employment Tribunals. (Employers - are you following workplace procedures?)

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Statistics released by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) in March 2018 show that the number of employees taking claims to employment tribunals (ET) has risen dramatically. Employers need to review their workplace procedures and ensure they follow them...

When The Beast Bites... Guidance for Employees and Employers for dealing with weather disruption

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We love to talk about our erratic weather in the UK, but patience is wearing thin for many during the current freeze – especially for employers and those struggling to get to work. With red warnings from the Met Office, motorists stuck for hours on the...

When is Stand-by Time Worked at Home "Working Time"?

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In a recent case, a fireman was required to do one week in four on "stand-by". In his case, being on stand-by meant being able to get to the station within 8 minutes. The court found that this duty affected his ability to engage in any leisure...

Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and New Mothers Persists

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Last November, Maternity Action* launched a report in Parliament on unfair redundancies for pregnant women and new mothers. Maternity Action is a UK charity committed to ending inequality for pregnant women. Citing statistics that 1 in 20 pregnant women...

Dealing with Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace

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Employers should know how to spot drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace and be ready to tackle it. Failure to do so can affect the business, compromise the safety of other workers and lead to criminal convictions. Further, ignoring the problem will not...

Do Your Employees Understand How to Combat Cyber Fraud? (Start by Using Strong Passwords)

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Stories continue to emerge about cyber security breaches that let hackers gain access to sensitive commercial and private information. A recent report shows that something as simple as a reused password can expose a businesses to cyber fraud. Employers...

Employer Held Responsible for Rogue Employee's Actions

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An employer has been held vicariously liable for the criminal actions of its employee. So held the High Court recently in the case of Various Claimants –v- WM Morrisons PLC where the employee had published the personal data of thousands of...

Be Warned: The Government is Pursuing "Bad Employers" Who Employ Illegal Workers

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Whatever your personal or political views on immigration, the law prohibits businesses from employing illegal workers – and there are serious penalties for those who breach the law. Two months ago, we published a blog on this issue, asking "...

Are Your Staff Workers or Self-Employed Contractors (and Why it Matters)?

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Several high profile employment law cases are progressing through the appeal courts at the moment. They deal with the distinction between staff carrying out their services as a "worker" and those hired as self-employed...

Employers - A Little Bit of Christmas Prep Can Help Avoid Those Party "Incidents"

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Every year, we remind employers about potential employment law issues that can arise over Christmas. Human nature being what it is, incidents often occur over Christmas that can lead to disciplinary action and even dismissal. Christmas parties and relaxed...

Guidance to help those dealing with a cancer diagnosis in the workplace

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According to Cancer Research UK, there were around 357,000 new cases of cancer in the UK in 2014 - that’s 980 cases diagnosed every day*. While most people know that cancer affects many people, fewer might know that cancer is treated as a disability...

Do Your Employees have Permission to Work in the UK?

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... Are you sure? Employers have a legal requirement to check their employees have permission to work in the UK. You risk being fined if you employ staff without such permission. Carrying out the correct checks, at the right time and keeping your...

Make Sure You Know the Facts Before Suspending an Employee

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Suspending an employee is a significant step: make sure it is a necessary step and you know the facts before taking it. In Agoreyo -v- London Borough of Lambeth [2017] EWHC 2019 (QB), a teacher was suspended immediately after being involved in an...

What Happens if an Employee is in Breach of Confidentiality?

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In a recent case, an employee was given a custodial sentence for breaching a confidentiality clause. The case is rather extreme but is a warning for others about misusing their employer's confidential information - and not obeying court...

Exercise restraint screening potential employees on social media

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Employers - have you checked out a candidate's profile on social media recently? If yes, you're not alone. According to a survey carried out by CareerBuilder, an online recruitment company, 60% of employers screen their candidates using social...

Tribunal fees held to be unlawful by the Supreme Court

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In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that tribunal fees introduced by the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunals Fees Order 2013 (the 2013 order) are unlawful. The decision opens up access to justice for those who need to...

Good work for all: the Taylor Review and the potential effect on employment laws

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The Taylor Review makes recommendations on a multitude of employment law issues and seeks to establish “good work for all”. On 11 July 2017, Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, published his independent review...

Should employment law be taught to school children?

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This was the interesting issue raised by Malcolm Mackay of United Employment Lawyers, a Scottish firm, a couple of months ago. He was very much of the opinion that it should – and I have to say, I agree with him. But then, as an employment lawyer,...

Coping with summer's distractions: how to get the best from your employees

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June is turning out to be wet rather than flaming and most employees will no doubt be looking forward to their annual holiday and a summer of events, festivals and sport. Employers on the other hand are probably wondering how many working hours they...

Calculations for holiday pay to include non-guaranteed overtime

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In a recent appeal hearing, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) decided that employees were entitled to receive holiday pay based on their basic wage plus their non-guaranteed overtime. The appeal in Bear Scotland -v- Fulton case (and...

Ensuring a level playing field for job applicants

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Employers processing job applications should ensure the process offers a level playing field for applicants with disabilities. In The Government Legal Service -v- Brookes , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld a tribunal’s decision that a...

Can employees claim wages if they sleep at work?

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This article is not about those who dose off when they are supposed to be working! Rather it reviews the circumstances in which those who “sleep-in [at their work premises]” during their working hours are entitled to be paid the minimum wage...

Government inquiry into flexible working

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The BBC recently reported that fathers are ‘afraid to ask for flexible working’ believing that making such a request can harm their careers. Reference was made to the 2017 Modern Families Index which produced a “snapshot into the...

Take care over the job title when hiring an apprentice

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Employers who hire apprentices should be aware of a change in the law that will make it a criminal offence to advertise work as a statutory apprenticeship if that's not what the work actually is. I highlighted this change in the recent employment law ...

Workplace clothing issues - can you ban headscarves?

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Banning headscarves does not amount to direct discrimination (but take care with dress codes) ... An EU Court has decided that an employer's dismissal of an employee for refusal to comply with a "no headscarf" policy when meeting customers was...

Spring Brexit update

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On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). However, much needs to be done before the actual exit (the “Brexit”) takes effect. In the last six months, the government has been dealing with the issue of how to start the process...

Checklist for employers: gender pay reporting

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How should employers go about complying with the equal gender pay reporting obligations due to come into force in April 2017 under the Equality Act 2010? As we reported last month, the laws requiring larger companies to report on their...

Bishop allowed to withhold licence from canon

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A bishop could withhold licence from a canon who entered same-sex marriage. The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that a bishop could refuse to grant an officiating licence to an ordained, Church of England priest on the grounds of his same-sex...

The ghost of Christmas future? (If your employees behave badly...)

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Businesses can be liable for their employee’s bad behaviour... There are plenty of good reasons for ensuring that everyone behaves themselves at Christmas “work-dos” – not least the risk of damage to your...

Is your business safe from the risks of Christmas indulgence?

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It’s here already! The office Christmas party and names have gone in the hat for the secret Santa, but amidst the fun the more relaxed atmosphere at this time of year can lead to embarrassment at best - and at worst, damage to the company’s...

The Autumn Statement, November 2016 (employment perspective)

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Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement contained a raft of measures with ramifications for those dealing with employment issues. There have been some fairly gloomy reports in the press including "Worker prospects dreadful, says the IFS"...

Brexit Wrangle Continues with New Court Decision

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The Divisional Court has upheld an application brought against the Government, and held that the Government does not have prerogative power to invoke Article 50 without a vote by Parliament. In other words, Parliament needs to vote in favour of doing so...

INSIGHT: It is Uber Difficult When You Face a Tribunal

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An Employment Tribunal has now ruled that two drivers who provide services to Uber are 'workers' within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996. The case could have an impact on other firms with large self-employed workforces in the so called...

INSIGHT: Checklist: dress codes in the workplace

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Employers often require dress codes in the workplace for a number of reasons: staff may be asked to wear a uniform to communicate a corporate image and ensure that customers can easily identify them; or there may be health and safety reasons. For example,...