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What is positive discrimination?

There are legitimate steps you can take to ensure a more diverse workplace, but it’s important to understand what amounts to positive discrimination as well as how it differs from positive action. Defining positive discrimination Positive discrimination is the act… Read on

Post-furlough whistleblowing claims

As the country emerges from Covid-lockdown restrictions, there’s been an increase in discussion about furlough fraud and the government’s robust approach to dealing with this. The most common types of fraud are likely to be: requiring an employee to work… Read on

Carrying out a disciplinary investigation

As an employer, you may need to carry out a disciplinary investigation. In these circumstances it is essential to handle the matter in a way that is both transparent and fair. Acas Code of Practice This should be an employer’s… Read on

Can I be forced to retire?

The default age at which people used to retire was 65 years. However, there is no such thing as a ‘compulsory retirement age’ anymore. Theoretically, you can carry on working for as long as you want. However, there are some… Read on

What is a remuneration package?

It is increasingly common for workers to change their job every few years. Research shows that young employees entering the job market tend to change jobs an average of 5.7 times. One of the main reasons cited for leaving a… Read on

Furlough abuse explained

In March 2020, the government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This enabled businesses to keep employees on the payroll, rather than make them redundant due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme allows any full-time employee… Read on

Unfair dismissal compensation

To bring an unfair dismissal compensation claim, an employee must have worked for the employer for two or more years. There are a few exceptions, e.g. if the claim relates to automatic unfair dismissal, discrimination or whistleblowing. How is unfair… Read on

Can I change my mind on a settlement offer?

In employment law, a settlement agreement is a binding contract between an employer and employee. It usually involves an employee agreeing to sign away their right to bring any claims against their employer in an employment tribunal or other court,… Read on

How to manage employee anxiety in the workplace

Employers have a duty of care with respect to the health and safety of their staff. This includes workplace stress and anxiety. The law also prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the grounds of a protected characteristic. One of… Read on

Discrimination and hidden disabilities at work

The Equality Act 2010 states that a person is ‘disabled’ if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out daily activities. ‘Hidden disabilities’ can fall into this… Read on

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