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Dec
03
2018

Christmas Parties – Festive Fun or a New Year Hangover?
#Employment

It’s less than four weeks until Christmas and the Christmas party season is about to begin. The office party is often a mixed blessing – an opportunity to boost morale and perhaps celebrate a successful year yet also a melting pot of workers letting their hair down, with potential for accidents, injuries, threats and claims....

Nov
30
2018

Long-term disability dismissal frustrates entitlement to benefits
#Employment

In Awan v ICTS Ltd the EAT found an implied term that where an employee is contractually entitled to long-term disability benefits, they will not be dismissed for continuing incapacity. The Claimant had a contractual entitlement to a long-term disability benefit plan for the duration of his employment....

Nov
30
2018

Disability discrimination – Claimant’s ‘tendency to steal’ did not attract protection despite his underlying medical conditions
#Employment

Under the Equality Act (Disability) Regulations 2010 (the “Regulations”), a number of conditions are said not to be impairments. This means that they are not disabilities and do not therefore receive protection under the Equality Act (the “Act”). ...

Nov
23
2018

Gender equality for the many, not the few?
#Employment

Earlier this month, the Government published its latest report showing the representation of women on the boards of FTSE 350 companies. The report shows a rise above 30% representation on FTSE 100 boards and a rise to 26.7% of representation across FTSE 350 boards....

Nov
23
2018

Addison Lee’s appeal against worker status rejected
#Employment

Last year a Tribunal found that private hire drivers engaged by Addison Lee were workers and not independent contractors (see our blog on this previously). Addison Lee’s appeal against this judgment has now been dismissed....

Nov
22
2018

Can AI be ethical?
#Employment #Information Technology

Most people at work will be more affected by Artificial Intelligence in the future than they realise. ...

Nov
20
2018

Microchips or Micromanagement?
#Information Technology #Employment

According to various media reports[1] a Swedish microchip company called BioHax is in talks with several high-profile legal and financial UK companies to implant employees with microchips....

Nov
16
2018

Resignations - Clarifying the Termination Date is Key
#Employment

The Court of Appeal recently confirmed that an ambiguous letter of acceptance of resignation from an employer did not vary the original termination date by agreement. JLT Speciality v Craven concerned a bonus advance of £500,000 which was agreed to be repayable if the Claimant resigned “on or before 31 December 2016”. ...

Nov
16
2018

Judge crowdfunding her fight to be classed as a worker
#Employment

A district judge, is trying to raise £10,000 to fight a Court of Appeal decision that judges cannot be classed as workers by requesting donations towards her cause. At the point of writing just over 25% of the target funds have been raised. ...

Nov
15
2018

'Diversity: it's fundamental to business success' - Monica Atwal writes for CBI Business Voice
#Employment #Press

Embracing diversity enhances business resilience – and the UK can lead the way, says Clarkslegal’s Monica Atwal...

Nov
13
2018

'How tech and data can spot and stop the quitters' - Michael Sippitt comments for Raconteur
#Employment #Information Technology #Press

Technology used ethically can help retain valued staff by spotting potential problems which could cause them to quit...

Nov
08
2018

Employment tribunal fees update – a possible return of the fee scheme?
#Employment

The government has confirmed this week that it is considering reintroducing fees for employment tribunal claims. Following the introduction of fees in 2013 (which ranged between £390 and £1,200), the total number of tribunal claims dropped from approximately 80,000 to roughly 20,000 per year....

Nov
08
2018

The Government Has Answered Key Parental Bereavement Questions
#Employment

The Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act, which received Royal Assent earlier this year, is expected to come into force in 2020. The Act introduces a new statutory right to time off work for employed parents following the loss of a child, enabling the parent to grieve and easing recovery. ...

Nov
02
2018

Clarkslegal’s Michael Sippitt recognised as “eminent practitioner” by Chambers and Partners
#Clarkslegal #Employment #Press

Michael Sippitt, Clarkslegal’s Chairman, has been recognised as the only employment lawyer in the Thames Valley region to be ranked as an “eminent practitioner” in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners guide. Michael Sippitt has proven track record in employee relations, crisis management and contingency planning and provide organisations with strategic support that is both commercial and practical. ...

Nov
02
2018

Clarkslegal Recognised by Chambers and Partners 2019
#Clarkslegal #Employment #Dispute Resolution #Real Estate #Construction #Press

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Employment, Litigation and Real Estate....

Nov
01
2018

2018 Budget – an update
#Employment

A round up of the key announcements from the Chancellor’s Budget that effect the Employment Law landscape...

Nov
01
2018

“Fat Ginger Pikey” insult did not amount to harassment
#Employment

The EAT has handed down its decision in Evans v Xactly finding that, calling an employee a “fat ginger pikey” did not amount to harassment on the facts of the case. The Claimant was employed as a sales representative for Xactly Communications Limited where he was dismissed due to his poor performance....

Nov
01
2018

Morrisons liable for employee’s data protection breach
#Data Protection #Employment

In the recent case of WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants, Morrisons faced claims from its employees who had been the subject of a data breach. Morrisons employed a senior IT auditor who was tasked with sending data on approximately 100,000 employees to an external auditing company. ...

Oct
30
2018

Clarkslegal Recognised by UK Legal 500 2018  
#Clarkslegal #Complex Contracts #Employment #UK Immigration #Construction #Real Estate #Education #Public Sector #Press

Clarkslegal is delighted to announce that Legal 500 has recognised the firm for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Education, Employment, Immigration and Local Government....

Oct
29
2018

CBI Thames Valley Annual Dinner
#Clarkslegal #Employment #Press

Clarkslegal were proud to be a Corporate Partner at the CBI Thames Valley & South East Annual Dinner on Thursday 18th October, at Reading Town Hall....

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