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Sep
02
2016

Pay protection can be a reasonable adjustment
#Employment

The EAT has recently held that protecting a disabled employee’s pay following his move to a lower paid role was a reasonable adjustment....

Sep
02
2016

Release of train CCTV could breach Data Protection Act
#Employment

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into a possible breach of the Data Protection Act by Virgin Trains when it released CCTV footage from one of its trains following Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that he was unable to find a seat....

Aug
30
2016

Home workers: how to measure performance?
#Employment

With flexible working arrangements on the rise it's important that employers take action to maximise the effectiveness of these arrangements and ensure that the performance of homeworkers is measured accurately. ...

Aug
26
2016

Gender Pay Information Regulations 2016 delayed
#Employment

The Goverment Equalities Office has announced that Gender Pay Information Regulations are likely to be put before Parliament later this year with a view to them coming into force in April 2017. ...

Aug
26
2016

A farewell to Salary Sacrifice Schemes?
#Employment

The Government has launched a Consultation to gain a wider understanding of the impact of removing income tax and national insurance advantages from benefits provided via salary sacrifice schemes. ...

Aug
18
2016

Failing to anonymise – the cost
#Employment

Employers should ensure that they have adequate training in place on data protection obligations otherwise they run the risk of facing a costly breach of privacy claim....

Aug
18
2016

To strike out or not to strike out?
#Employment

In the recent case of Arriva London North Ltd v Maseya, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a party’s case should only be struck out in exceptional circumstances....

Aug
18
2016

Termination payments – changes to tax treatment
#Employment

In July last year, we reported that the Government had launched a consultation on simplifying the tax treatment of termination payments. After some delay, it has finally published its response along with draft legislation which sets out the changes it has decided to make....

Aug
12
2016

The Importance of Employee Engagement: myth or reality?
#Employment

Mentoring programmes can be a key ingredient in creating a positive working environment and in encouraging greater collaboration within organisations. Companies demonstrating their willingness to invest in their employees in this way are more likely to create an engaged workforce....

Aug
12
2016

Labour leadership candidates battle it out on employment law reform
#Employment

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have set out their pledges on employment law reform which we highlight in this blog. ...

Aug
12
2016

Ding dong, the tribunal bells will chime!
#Employment

Employers should take reasonable steps to ensure that sex discrimination and harassment shouldn't occur in the workplace; discrimination claims can carry some hefty penalties. ...

Aug
05
2016

Supreme Court allows settlement agreement to be set aside due to the employee’s fraud despite employer having suspicion of fraud at the time
#Employment

Settlement agreements may be set aside where a party has entered into that agreement based on the other party’s fraudulent misrepresentations, even where there was a suspicion of fraud prior to entering into such an agreement. ...

Aug
05
2016

Driving Uber to the Tribunal
#Employment

Uber is facing claims from drivers that they are workers rather than self-employed individuals. ...

Jul
29
2016

The Government calls for evidence following concerns that ethnicity is affecting progression in the labour market
#Employment

The department of Business and Innovation Skills has launched a call for evidence which has a number of aims, including to identify potential obstacles BME groups can face in employment. ...

Jul
29
2016

Angela, Theresa, Hillary... who’s next?
#Directors' Duties #Employment

The Government's new review aims to consider how to raise the target of women on the FTSE board of directors. ...

Jul
25
2016

Doomed or dynamic? A choice.
#Employment

Businesses must adapt, not adopt a mindset of doom, in the current times of uncertainty. Human resources must play a crucial role in facilitating adaptation. ...

Jul
22
2016

Dress codes, direct religious discrimination and genuine occupational requirements
#Employment

Employers should continue to treat policies banning employees wearing any visible signs of political, philosophical or religious belief with extreme caution and seek legal advice if they are intending to implement such a ban....

Jul
22
2016

Lack of knowledge of employee’s protected disclosures did not prevent a finding of automatic unfair dismissal
#Employment

EAT decides that an employee had been unfairly dismissed even though the manager responsible for the decision had been unaware of her protected disclosures....

Jul
15
2016

Paid annual leave can still be carried over when sickness prevents a worker from taking it
#Employment

Employers must ensure that employees are able to carry forward paid annual leave where sickness has prevented that worker from taking such leave....

Jul
15
2016

Government publishes report on transgender equality
#Employment

Transgender equality will remain a prominent theme for legislative change in the future, with the Government agreeing to keep the matter under review. ...

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