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One in five of the UK’s biggest companies are failing to increase diversity on their boards of directors at a quick enough pace, according to the Investment Association (the trade body which represents UK investment managers). Out of 350 companies… Read on
Notice, once given, cannot generally be withdrawn unless the other party consents. There have been numerous cases dealing with the issue of a disputed resignation over the years but, the general rule remains. Individuals should therefore be absolutely sure of… Read on
Disability charity Scope is the first organisation to publish its internal disability and wellness report since the government published a new framework intended to support larger employers to record and report voluntarily on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the… Read on
It is unlawful for an employer to dismiss an employee unfairly. However, an employer is entitled to dismiss for a fair reason, provided it follows a fair procedure in carrying out that dismissal. So, what actually amounts to an unfair… Read on
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began in the UK this year on Sunday 5 May and will last until Tuesday 4 June. The exact dates depend upon the lunar cycle and so these change every year. During Ramadan most… Read on
At Springhouse we pride ourselves on consistently getting the right result for our clients. This is a collaborative process: we will always take time to understand our clients’ concerns and help them focus on what the best outcome for them… Read on
The term “protected characteristics” comes from the Equality Act 2010. Understanding what the protected characteristics are is important because any discriminatory or harassing behaviour is only unlawful if it is related to a relevant protected characteristic. The definition of protected… Read on
Facebook has now been around for 15 years and social media is now an ever-present fact of life, radically changing the way we do things. But new technology has brought challenges for employers trying to regulate the workplace and employees… Read on
It’s a brutal fact of work life that sometimes people’s employment is brought to an end by their employer without their agreement and against their will. This may come as a total shock: being called to a meeting and handed… Read on
There are plenty of employment lawyers out there keen to provide their services but, finding the right one for you and your situation is the key to getting the best possible result. Using a lawyer for the first time can… Read on