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A sex discrimination case brought against the BBC by one of its journalists, Ms Chidzoy, has been struck out because she was heard talking to a journalist during the adjournment. Witnesses are not allowed to talk about their cases while… Read on
In October 2016, the Prime Minister asked Matthew Taylor (CEO of the Royal Society of Arts) to conduct an independent review of worker’s rights in today’s ‘gig’ economy. The findings of this review, due to be published in June 2017,… Read on
It’s that time of year again when the Government introduces a range of changes to the law affecting employers. As you get ready for the next financial year here are a number headlines to consider. Apprenticeship Levy – The much… Read on
The European Court of Justice has confirmed that there are limited circumstances where a dress code, which has the effect of prohibiting an employee from wearing an Islamic headscarf, may be lawful. Such a dress code may be lawful where:… Read on
The case of Fergusson v. Combat Stress emphasises the importance of exercising extreme caution over limitation dates. Background ACAS early conciliation of a month can be added on to the usual time limit for bringing claims. However, in this case,… Read on
We have in the past reported on a number of cases where companies were unable to change the terms of their employment contracts. Here we give you a guide to how you can. 1: First check whether your contract gives … Read on
Time limits in Employment Tribunals are extremely tight and we are seeing a number of cases where claimants are the Tribunal for extensions because they have put their complaints in too late. The Tribunal does have the power to extend… Read on
Can your business protect itself against comments made on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube? Can you keep an employee’s LinkedIn contacts? Here are the top 5 rules you may not know: 1. Using social media to select during recruitment may give… Read on
Once a departure has been agreed, the aim of a settlement agreement is to give the employer confidence that the employee cannot bring any legal claims against them in the future. The benefit to the employee is that this will… Read on
How much should you pay your staff when they are on holiday? Should you pay them their basic salary only? Or should you include commission, overtime or bonuses? And how should this be calculated? We explain the ins and outs… Read on