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Profoundly Flawed Disciplinary Process Costs Engineering Company DearJune 5, 2019

Workplace disciplinary proceedings must be thorough, fair and impartial and a failure to meet those standards can be costly, both in reputational and financial terms....

Judges and Firefighters Triumph in Age Discrimination Test CaseMarch 18, 2019

To defeat a claim of direct discrimination under the Equality Act 2010, the employer must show that the treatment complained of is in pursuit of...

Untaken Paid Holiday – Does Failure to Request Leave Result in its Loss?March 1, 2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has supported the opinion of the Advocate General that the mere fact that a worker did...

Deliveroo Riders Are Self-Employed, High Court RulesFebruary 13, 2019

The High Court has dismissed a claim by the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) seeking to overturn a decision of the Central Arbitration...

Individuals Personally Liable for Whistleblowing Dismissal, Court of Appeal RulesJanuary 29, 2019

In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that individual managers can be held personally liable for dismissal in whistleblowing claims (Timis and...

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...