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Flexible Furlough


Posted on: Jun 30,2020

Flexible Furlough comes in tomorrow 1st July 2020. This means that you can work part-time...

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Writing an effective witness statement for the employment tribunal


Posted on: Jun 17,2020

Witness Statements in the Employment Tribunal As the person making the claim, your witness statement...

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Employment Tribunals COVID 19 Update


Posted on: Jun 01,2020

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (E&W, and Scotland) have published FAQs arising from the...

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Furlough Scheme Update


Posted on: Jun 01,2020

Changes to the Furlough Scheme The Government has announced the next stages of the Furlough...

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Dyson u-turns on get back to work order


Posted on: May 26,2020

According to The Guardian, Dyson has reversed an order that its office-based staff should return...

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Sacked employees of Foster Partnership awarded £114k in total


Posted on: May 26,2020

A defunct Kent firm has been ordered to pay £114,000 to former employees after a...

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Furlough scheme extended until end of October 2020


Posted on: May 12,2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced today that the Furlough Scheme will be extended for...

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Coronavirus Furlough Scheme: Questions & Answers


Posted on: Apr 15,2020

The Coronavirus Furlough Scheme applies to all workers who were on the PAYE payroll on...

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List of Critical Sector Workers in the Coronavirus Outbreak


Posted on: Apr 09,2020

Guidance on Critical Sector Workers The Government has published Guidance for schools, colleges and local...

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No vicarious liability for vindictive actions of employees


Posted on: Apr 07,2020

Vicarious Liability Morrisons Supermarkets are breathing a sigh of relief since the Supreme Court ruling...

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Coronavirus – Restrictions on Movement and Gatherings


Posted on: Mar 30,2020

Restrictions on movement and gatherings The government has made The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)...

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Coronavirus and Employment Restrictions


Posted on: Mar 30,2020

Restricted Businesses The government has made The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 which...

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Coronavirus Guidance on staying at home


Posted on: Mar 24,2020

Following the Prime Minister’s coronavirus guidance at 8.30pm on 23rd March 2020, the Government has...

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Employment Tribunal Hearings during coronavirus outbreak


Posted on: Mar 19,2020

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals (England & Wales, and Scotland) have issued Presidential Guidance...

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Courts and Tribunals COVID-19 preparation


Posted on: Mar 13,2020

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS) has provided advice and guidance for all court...

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A flawed disciplinary investigation will lead to a finding of unfair dismissal


Posted on: Mar 12,2020

In Uddin v London Borough of Ealing [2020] the investigator withheld information from the disciplinary...

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Reasonable adjustments and Provision, Criterion or Practice (PCP)


Posted on: Mar 03,2020

In disability discrimination claims, employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments if the disabled...

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Is it fair to dismiss an employee who has been charged with a criminal offence, but not convicted?


Posted on: Feb 24,2020

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled in Allan Lafferty v Nuffield Health [2019] , that...

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Is a belief that men and women cannot change their sex a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010?


Posted on: Feb 20,2020

No said the Employment Tribunal in Maya Forstater v CGD Europe [2019]. Refusing to accept...

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I Lost my Job Over a Facebook Post – Was that Fair ?


Posted on: Feb 20,2020

[ see Social Media and Unfair Dismissal: Don’t Tweet your way to a P45] Social...

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It is not discriminatory to pay women more says Court of Appeal


Posted on: Feb 19,2020

  Ali v Capita and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police (joined cases) The...

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Court cancels suspension and orders Employee back to work


Posted on: Feb 15,2020

In Harrison v. Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, the High Court cancelled...

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Guidance on Gagging Orders at work


Posted on: Feb 11,2020

Gagging Orders://www.employeerescue.co.uk/glossary/acas-helpline/”>ACAS has pubworker new Guidance on the use of Non-disclosure Agreements also known as...

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Who regulates and enforces Employment Rights?


Posted on: Feb 06,2020

  Is your answer to this question, ‘the state’? If it is, then you are...

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Beards and dress codes in the limelight


Posted on: Feb 04,2020

In R Sethi v Elements Personnel Services Limited, an Employment Tribunal said  that a ‘no...

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Coronavirus and Work – Keeping Safe


Posted on: Jan 31,2020

  The coronavirus has been identified in a growing number of countries, including Canada, the...

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Post -Brexit employment rights


Posted on: Jan 28,2020

  Having now left the European Union, the question arises as to what happens to...

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Legal right to paid parental bereavement leave


Posted on: Jan 24,2020

The legal right to paid parental bereavement leave is called “Jack’s Law” in memory of...

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Reasonable adjustments should be made for sickness absence triggers


Posted on: Jan 23,2020

  In Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust v Ward the Employment Appeal Tribunal...

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EHRC Guidance on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work


Posted on: Jan 21,2020

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new technical Guidance on Sexual Harassment...

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National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates 2020


Posted on: Jan 14,2020

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Rates are set to increase from 1st April...

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Is there a difference between strong management and bullying at work?


Posted on: Dec 20,2019

ACAS describes bullying at work as ‘offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or...

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Consequences of a flawed disciplinary investigation


Posted on: Dec 13,2019

Your employer must be procedurally fair during a disciplinary investigation. The case of Retirement Security...

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You can be a worker or an employee even if you’re paid through your own limited company


Posted on: Dec 11,2019

People sometimes work through an intermediary, such as their own personal services company. Companies generally...

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Proving discrimination


Posted on: Dec 06,2019

Having rock solid evidence of discrimination is important because it is up to you to ...

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New EU Protection for Whistleblowers


Posted on: Dec 02,2019

On 7 October 2019 the European Council approved the Whistleblower Protection Directive. The Directive guarantees...

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Labour’s Manifesto promises for workers


Posted on: Nov 26,2019

The Labour Party has published its Manifesto for the 12 December 2019 general election. Policies...

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Whistleblowing Protection


Posted on: Nov 05,2019

Whistleblowers have the right not to be dismissed or subjected to detrimental treatment because they...

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Best Practice Guidelines on Confidentiality Agreements in Discrimination Cases


Posted on: Nov 04,2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has this week published new Guidance: The use of...

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The Stalking Protection Act 2019


Posted on: Oct 11,2019

This new Act provides stalking protection orders. These are civil orders available on application by...

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Unfair Dismissal Time Limits in the Employment Tribunal


Posted on: Sep 10,2019

Employment Tribunal Time Limit Extensions There are two kinds of time limit for every Tribunal...

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Health is everyone’s business


Posted on: Sep 03,2019

The Government has published Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss, a...

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Unlawful inducement of trade union members


Posted on: Aug 31,2019

  Inducements to trade union members to forgo collective bargaining are normally unlawful and employers...

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Measures announced to combat Sexual Harassment at Work


Posted on: Jul 23,2019

Measures announced to combat Sexual Harassment at Work The Women and Equalities Select Committee reported...

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EQUAL PAY: COURT OF APPEAL RULES IN FAVOUR OF ASDA EMPLOYEES


Posted on: Jul 23,2019

  Brierley and Ors v Asda Stores Ltd [2019] EWCA CIV 44 Over 7,000 predominantly female...

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