Employment and HR Articles

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...

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...

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Employment and HR News

Supreme Court Rules on the Pension Rights of Gay PartnersJuly 15, 2017

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights. Under Paragraph 18...

Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Indirect DiscriminationJuly 5, 2017

The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in an important case, Essop and Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), brought by a...

Early Conciliation and Second CertificatesJune 20, 2017

For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to...

Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity LeaveJune 7, 2017

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or treat a woman unfavourably because of her pregnancy, or because she has given birth...

Organised Grouping of NHS Carers Embroiled in TUPE DisputeMay 29, 2017

Whether or not the employment of an organised grouping of workers has been transferred from one employer to another for the purposes of the Transfer...

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