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Disability Discrimination - Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Cases

Thursday, 19 May 2022

In the last two years, multiple cases have provided greater insight into the management of disability issues and the defence of discrimination claims. We look at three such cases and key relevant lessons for HR and management in the HE sector.

Disability Discrimination - Lessons to Be Learned from Recent Cases

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New High Potential Individual Visa Route - What Does It Involve?

Thursday, 19 May 2022

A new High Potential Individual (HPI) visa route will come into force on 30 May 2022, allowing graduates from highly regarded overseas universities to come to the UK to look for work or work without the need for formal sponsorship.

New High Potential Individual Visa Route - What Does it Involve?

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Ban on Exclusivity Clauses to Be Extended

Thursday, 19 May 2022

An exclusivity clause is often used within an employment contract to restrict workers from taking on additional work with other employers. These types of restrictive clauses were banned in zero-hour contracts in 2015.

Ban on Exclusivity Clauses to Be Extended

Articles & Blogs Employment

The Delayed Employment Bill

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Queen's speech of December 2019 had originally promised an Employment Bill setting out a variety of employment rights, but unfortunately, this has been further delayed.

The Delayed Employment Bill

Articles & Blogs Employment

Government Publishes Guidance for Businesses Offering Work to People Coming from Ukraine

Thursday, 19 May 2022

We take a look at the key takeaways from the published guidance for businesses looking to offer work to people coming from Ukraine.

Government Publishes Guidance for Businesses Offering Work to People Coming from Ukraine

Articles & Blogs Employment

EAT Decision Highlights Inflexibility of Tribunal Rules

Thursday, 19 May 2022

The Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear a claim where the Claimant sent her ACAS early conciliation certificate to the Tribunal four days after she submitted her claim form.

EAT Decision Highlights Inflexibility of Tribunal Rules

Articles & Blogs Employment

Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments Does Not Make a Dismissal 'Unfair'

Friday, 13 May 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that failing to make reasonable adjustments did not automatically render a dismissal unfair.

Failure to Make Reasonable Adjustments Does Not Make a Dismissal 'Unfair'

Articles & Blogs Employment Tax

How to Properly Analyse Employee Status for Tax Purposes

Friday, 13 May 2022

In two recent decisions, the Court of Appeal has emphasised the need to look beyond mutuality and control when determining employee status for tax purposes.

 How to Properly Analyse Employee Status for Tax Purposes

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

Friday, 13 May 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that an employee who refused to attend work because of concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on his vulnerable children was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

Automatic Unfair Dismissal and COVID-19

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Postmasters Deemed Not Workers As They Are Not Required to Render Personal Service

Friday, 06 May 2022

The Employment Tribunal focused on the requirement of 'personal service' when determining whether or not the claimants were 'workers', and if so, entitled to holiday pay.

Postmasters Deemed Not Workers As They Are Not Required to Render Personal Service

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Parties Can Apply for Transcript of Tribunal Hearing Where Audio Recording Has Been Made

Friday, 06 May 2022

The question of whether transcripts of hearings should be provided to parties has been a topic of some debate in recent years.

Parties Can Apply for Transcript of Tribunal Hearing Where Audio Recording Has Been Made

Articles & Blogs Employment

Office for National Statistics Research Highlights Growing Disability Pay Gap

Friday, 06 May 2022

The ONS has published a report on the disability pay gap in the UK.

Office for National Statistics Research Highlights Growing Disability Pay Gap

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Terrorism Exercise Was Not Harassment of Muslim Employee

Friday, 29 April 2022

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision demonstrates a claimant's perception alone is not enough to turn conduct into harassment.

Terrorism Exercise Was Not Harassment of Muslim Employee

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What Is the Importance of Comparison Pools in Indirect Discrimination Claims?

Friday, 29 April 2022

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has highlighted the importance of accurately defining comparison pools in indirect discrimination claims.

What Is the Importance of Comparison Pools in Indirect Discrimination Claims?

Articles & Blogs Employment Healthcare

Discussion Paper and Call for Evidence Launched for Government's Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan

Friday, 29 April 2022

The Government is consulting on ideas for how employers can support and protect the mental health of staff.

Discussion Paper and Call for Evidence Launched for Government's Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan