Employment and HR Articles

Settlement Agreements

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Homeworking and an Employer’s Duties

Since 30 June 2014, all employees who have worked for their employer continuously for 26 weeks have the right to ask their employer if they...

Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?

When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

Tougher Rules on Illegal Working Now In Force

The Immigration Act 2016 contains a wide range of measures, including new rules intended to crack down on businesses that employ those who do not...

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Employment and HR News

Court of Appeal Rejects Pimlico Plumbers’ Appeal in Employment Status CaseApril 18, 2017

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their...

Gender Pay Gap ReportingApril 10, 2017

In spite of the Equal Pay Act 1970, which prohibited less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions, and subsequent...

Type 2 Diabetes and the Definition of DisabilityApril 9, 2017

Whilst people suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis or HIV are automatically deemed to be disabled for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, in the...

Re-Engagement of Unfairly Dismissed Workers – EAT Gives GuidanceMarch 20, 2017

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has the power to direct reinstatement of a worker who has been unfairly dismissed or their re-engagement in another appropriate role....

EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property ManagerMarch 9, 2017

In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made...

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