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Written Statement of Employment Particulars – Late ProvisionJuly 16, 2019

The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting out...

Disability Discrimination and the Meaning of ‘Long-Term’July 4, 2019

Employment disputes often arise because an employer does not consider that an employee's condition is a disability that qualifies them for protection under the Equality...

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...

Employment and HR Articles

A Guide to Selecting Employees for Redundancy

When an employer faces having to dismiss employees by reason of redundancy, there are certain procedures that should be followed in order to comply with...

A Guide to Shared Parental Leave

Regulations that came into force on 1 December 2014 made changes to the way in which eligible parents can take leave after the birth or...

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

A Guide to the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, introducing mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an...

A Guide to Unfair Dismissal

Only employees have the right not to be unfairly dismissed. The right does not extend, for example, to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, members...