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Watchdog Urges Employers to 'Step Up' and Fight Workplace Harassment

March 30, 2020

UK equality watchdog the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new technical guidance for employers, to help them protect staff from ...

HS2 Compulsory Land Acquisition - Court of Appeal Cautionary Tale

March 23, 2020

If you receive notice that your commercial property is to be compulsorily purchased to make way for a public infrastructure project, the only wise ...

Commercial Landlords Not Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Outbreak

March 10, 2020

Do landlords of commercial premises continue to be occupiers of the premises, thus owing a duty of care to tenants' visitors? In a guideline case ...

Worker Replaced Whilst On Sick Leave Wins Substantial Compensation

March 5, 2020

Managing a sick employee's return to work can be tricky and employers who fail to act fairly risk serious financial and reputational consequences. In ...

Directors Must Subsume Their Interests to Those of the Company

February 28, 2020

Directors are obliged to put their own interests to one side in making decisions for the benefit of the companies they serve. The Court of Appeal ...

Forfeiture of Commercial Leases - Court of Appeal Test Case

February 26, 2020

Commercial tenants whose rights are trampled upon by their landlords are far from powerless and should seek legal advice right away. A shopkeeper who ...

Civil Service Termination Payments 'Age Discriminatory'

February 21, 2020

Workplace practices that result in employees being treated less favourably because of their age may be justified if they are a proportionate means of ...

Workplace Data Leaks - Motor Insurer Wins Six-Figure Compensation

February 18, 2020

Miscreant employees often form the first link in a chain which feeds the black market in personal data. However, as a ground-breaking High Court ...

Scaffolding Triggers Commercial Tenant's 'Peaceful Enjoyment' Complaint

February 10, 2020

Included in almost every commercial lease is a covenant which confers on the tenant a right to peacefully enjoy the premises. One such provision came ...

Mental Health Problems Can Be Just as Disabling as Physical Incapacity

February 6, 2020

The word 'disabled' may bring to mind a person who is physically incapacitated, but the definition of the word in employment law terms is far broader ...

Commercial Articles

VAT on Electronic Services: New Rules

  If you supply electronic products (telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services) to non-business customers through online sales, you ...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s Duties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its fifteenth absence management survey, carried out in ...

Written Statement of Employment Particulars

A contract of employment may be verbal but all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting ...

Your Home Office – The Legalities

If you run your own business, working from home, there are legal ramifications which need to be considered. There are few regulations that apply ...

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