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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

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Ten Percent Uplift for Injury to Feelings Compensation in Employment Tribunal

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided a useful insight into the Employment Tribunal's (ET) developing approach to calculating compensation for injury to feelings.


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Non-Discriminatory Reason for Lower Pay of Muslim Prison Chaplains

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has found that lower pay of Muslim prison chaplains through a pay structure based on length of service did not amount to indirect discrimination.


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Staff Absence Management Policies are Still Subject to Reasonable Adjustment Obligations

Friday, 18 December 2015

The Court of Appeal (CA) has held that absence management policies which require employees to maintain a certain level of attendance at work are subject to the duty of reasonable adjustments.


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What does the Autumn Statement mean for your charity?

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

On 25 November 2015, the Chancellor George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review. The updates that will affect the charity sector are summarised below.


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Statutory Maternity Pay to Stay the Same

Friday, 11 December 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions has published its proposed benefit and pension rates for the tax year beginning on 6 April 2016.


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Disability Discrimination in the Workplace - New ACAS Guidance

Friday, 11 December 2015

ACAS has published guidance covering the key points for the workplace in relation to disability discrimination.


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Official Migration Figures May Not Include Foreign Students

Friday, 11 December 2015

The Chancellor George Osborne indicated on 30 November that foreign students will not be included in migration figures. This decision follows the Treasury's plans to increase student migration figures.


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Reasonable Adjustments - What's Expected of Employers

Friday, 11 December 2015

A tribunal has held that existing data from the long service of a disabled employee who was at risk of redundancy should have been used as the basis for assessment for a new job role, rather than a competitive interview process.


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Eat, Drink and Be Merry - But Be Careful at your Family Business Christmas party!

Friday, 04 December 2015

The Christmas party is a great time for you to reward your employees for all the hard work they have put in throughout the year. However, sometimes they do not pass without incident.


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Recruitment and Retention of Transgender Staff - New Government Guidance

Friday, 04 December 2015

On 26 November 2015, the Government Equalities Office released guidance for employers on the recruitment and retention of transgender staff.


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Autumn Statement 2015 - Key Employment Announcements

Friday, 04 December 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement to Parliament on 25 November 2015.


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Apprenticeship Levies - How, how much and when?

Friday, 04 December 2015

The government has published its response to 'The future of apprenticeships in England: funding reform technical consultation'.


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Are Prospective Claimants Required to Conciliate in Respect of Every Cause of Action?

Friday, 04 December 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that a claimant is not required to go through the ACAS' early conciliation procedure again where a new cause of action was added to an existing claim.


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TUPE - Subsequent Events are Relevant When Considering Whether the 'Task of Short-Term Duration' Exception Applies

Friday, 04 December 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that subsequent events may be considered when deciding whether there has been a 'task of short-term duration' for the purposes of TUPE.


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Tribunal Fees - What effect on access to justice?

Friday, 27 November 2015

Responses received by the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry on the impact of tribunal fees have highlighted concerns over access to justice.