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Oct
10
2019

Rethinking workplace wellbeing in times of uncertainty
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Every year an estimated 17 million work days are lost to stress, anxiety and depression. Clarkslegal's Monica Atwal highlights ways in which employers can raise their game to help....

Oct
04
2019

A female manager who massaged a male employee’s shoulders was not found to have committed sexual harassment or harassment related to sex
#Employment

In the current age of the #MeToo movement, one would assume that any form of unwanted physical contact between a manager and a junior employee could count as harassment....

Oct
03
2019

Mental health: Are employers doing enough?
#Employment

HR professionals are increasingly aware of the importance of supporting good mental health in the workplace....

Sep
30
2019

Clarkslegal Acknowledged once again by UK Legal 500 2019-2020
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Setting up in the UK #Real Estate #Complex Contracts

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

Sep
27
2019

Thomas Cook employees are taking legal action after being made redundant by the now defunct travel agent
#Employment

The former employees are claiming Thomas Cook failed to consult or inform them about their impending redundancy. Employers are obliged to consult on a collective basis if they proposing to make 20+ employees at one establishment redundant within a period of 90 days....

Sep
27
2019

Vegetarianism not a protected belief
#Employment

In Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd, the Claimant alleged he was bullied by colleagues because of his vegetarianism and argued it amounted to a protected ‘belief’ under the Equality Act....

Sep
27
2019

“1 Million in the UK without employment rights” – Who is losing out?
#Employment

UK unemployment is at its lowest rate since the 1970s, yet a recent study from thinktank Resolution Foundation has suggested that out of the 32 million people working in the UK, 1 million may be without full employment rights....

Sep
20
2019

Employment Status: California dreaming?
#Employment

This week California has signed into law a new piece of legislation limiting the circumstances in which individuals can be classified as independent contractors....

Sep
20
2019

Statutory redundancy pay was not caught by the £25,000 breach of contract cap
#Employment

In Uradar v Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, the Claimant was made redundant and had a contractual redundancy entitlement of £43,949.04. The Trust refused to pay, claiming she had turned down suitable alternative employment. ...

Sep
20
2019

The dangers of relying on privileged material
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Kasongo v Humanscale UK Ltd concluded that where an employer had waived privilege on advice about an employee’s dismissal, they could not cherry-pick which parts of the advice to disclose. ...

Sep
16
2019

Monica Atwal discusses with People Management about what the Stalking Protection Act means for employers
#Employment

Clarkslegal Managing Partner, Monica Atwal explains the steps organisations may need to take if a member of their staff becomes a victim....

Sep
13
2019

Time Limit Extensions – ACAS Early Conciliation
#Employment

In the recent case of Pearce v Merrill Lynch, the EAT ruled that there would be no month’s grace period for ACAS Early Conciliation if the Claimant contacts ACAS after the primary 3-month time limit expires. ...

Sep
11
2019

Government announces the return of Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa
#Immigration #Employment

The Post-Study Work (PSW) visa is set to make a return, after it was dramatically scrapped by Theresa May during her time as a Home Secretary in 2012. ...

Sep
10
2019

Assessment of whether disability is long-term
#Employment

A claimant will be disabled, under the Equality Act 2010, if they have a mental or physical impairment and that impairment has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. An impairment is likely to be viewed as ‘long-term’ if it has lasted for at least 12 months, is likely to last for at least 12 months or it is likely to last for the rest of the person’s life. ...

Sep
06
2019

Unlocking productivity through employee engagement
#Employment

According to a recent survey conducted by State of the Global Workplace, organisations with high scores for employee engagement showed just over 20% higher levels of profitability compared to those who did not value the practice as much. The same survey revealed that barely 7% of UK employees are actively engaged at work. ...

Sep
06
2019

EAT confirms: injury to feelings compensation is based on impact on claimant
#Employment

In Komeng v Creative Support, the EAT has confirmed that when calculating an injury to feelings award, the tribunal’s focus should be on the actual injury suffered by the Claimant and not the gravity of the acts of the Respondent....

Sep
04
2019

Important changes to a Tier 2 Sponsor’s Record Keeping Duties
#Immigration #Employment

In May 2019, the Government announced the widening of the automated e-gates to nationals of seven countries. By July, these gates had been used by over 1 million users, and the numbers continue to soar. ...

Aug
30
2019

EAT agrees: no fair reason for dismissal if Respondent doesn’t provide one
#Employment

His Honour Judge Auerbach has reiterated the importance of properly pleading the case in his decision in Upton-Hansen Architects (“UHA”) v Gyftaki....

Aug
27
2019

Michael Sippitt and Georgia Roberts comment for The Global Recruiter on The Brave New World of Work
#Employment #Employment

Artificial intelligence is no longer a concept of the future. It is becoming the norm. ...

Aug
23
2019

IR35 – Have you started preparing?
#Employment

We previously blogged in April that the Government had launched a consultation into its proposed changes to IR35, or the off-payroll working rules, and how they apply to the private sector....

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