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The Information Commissioner’s Office has exercised its right to bring criminal prosecutions against two individuals who were found guilty of breaching data protection laws at Birmingham Magistrates Court earlier this month. In the first case, an employee of Heart of… Read on
The annual increase of certain benefits in England, Wales and Scotland is due to take effect from early next month. Benefits generally rise in line with inflation. This year, the key changes are: statutory sick pay will increase from £92.05… Read on
Disciplinary suspension can be complicated: if an employer gets it wrong they risk being in breach of contract and this can entitle an employee to resign and claim constructive dismissal. We have put together a checklist for anyone faced with… Read on
Earlier this month, the Court of Appeal handed down its much anticipated decision in the case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo. It was widely expected to answer the question, is suspension a neutral act but, in the… Read on
Employers need to play the long game when seeking to increase diversity; this is the cautionary lesson to be taken from the employment tribunal case of Furlong v The Chief Constable of Cheshire Police, handed down last month. The case… Read on
It was recently reported that Goldman Sachs is no longer requiring staff to wear a suit and tie and that Virgin Atlantic had abolished a rule requiring female cabin crew to wear make-up. While this suggests a trend of employers… Read on
Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which causes problems with reading, writing and spelling. Consequently, dyslexic employees may face particular challenges in the workplace. Employers need to be aware of their legal obligations and also consider going further to assist… Read on
Vacancies: Salaried Partners and Associates Take your career to the next level with Springhouse, the exciting and rapidly growing niche employment law specialists. Our unique network of micro-offices means you will have unparalleled autonomy but remain part of a supportive… Read on
Age discrimination, commonly called ageism, is one of the most common forms of unlawful treatment at work. Other than in some very limited circumstances it is against the law for employers to treat someone less favourably because of their age.… Read on
Equal pay issues reported in the media usually involve women claiming that they are not being paid as much as their male counterparts but, men can also bring equal pay claims by comparing themselves to women who are earning more… Read on