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Constructive Knowledge – Employer Defeats Claim Thanks to Reasonableness TestSeptember 18, 2019

Under Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010, an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments for an employee who is disabled is only triggered if...

Trust in an Employee Misplaced? The Law Will Help You Pick Up the PiecesSeptember 4, 2019

In spite of the obvious risks involved, a great many businesses have no choice but to entrust confidential information to their employees. A High Court...

Photographer Subjected to Racial Harassment Wins Substantial DamagesAugust 21, 2019

If you have been ill-treated at work, Employment Tribunals (ETs) have the power to award damages against your employer and to compensate you for the...

What Counts as ‘Time Work’?August 4, 2019

A recent case illustrates that decisions as to whether time spent by a worker who is on call counts as 'time work' for the purposes...

Phase Two of the ‘Good Work Plan’ – Protecting Vulnerable WorkersJuly 17, 2019

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor published his independent review on modern working practices, entitled 'Good Work'. The Government published its response to the review in February...

Employment and HR Articles

A Brief Guide to TUPE

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

A General Guide to Recruiting Staff

Getting the recruitment process right is vital to ensure that you not only select the most suitable candidate for the vacancy but also do so...

A Guide to Equal Pay Audits

Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate between men and women in terms of their pay and conditions where...

A Guide to Garden Leave

‘Garden leave’ is the term used to describe the situation in which an employee who has resigned or been dismissed is required to serve out...

A Guide to Preventing Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Under the Equality Act 2010, which repeals all previous discrimination law and brings together the relevant legislation in one place, it is unlawful to discriminate...