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Is Uber's Facial Recognition Software Discriminatory?

Friday, 15 October 2021

Uber's facial recognition software for drivers is discriminatory - or that is what three workers are currently alleging.

Is Uber's Facial Recognition Software Discriminatory?

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Increasing Employee Turnover In 2022

Friday, 15 October 2021

With recent research showing that staff turnover rates are continuing to rise, should employers be concerned about the retention of their staff moving forward?

Increasing Employee Turnover In 2022

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Do You Need to Consult the Workforce When A Company Goes Into Liquidation?

Friday, 15 October 2021

Employers remain bound by their duties to consult the workforce when going into liquidation or administration. The case discussed below looks at when the 'special circumstances' exemption might apply.

Do You Need to Consult the Workforce When A Company Goes Into Liquidation?

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Unpaid Leave for Unpaid Carers - What Does the Government Propose?

Friday, 08 October 2021

Five million people in the UK provide unpaid care, almost half of whom are also in work. It is likely that, given the UK's ageing population, the number of people providing unpaid care will increase.

Unpaid Leave for Unpaid Carers - What Does the Government Propose?

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Can Charities Justify Treating Individuals Differently on the Grounds of Particular Protected Characteristics?

Friday, 08 October 2021

In a recent case, a charity's recruitment policy, which required applicants to refrain from 'homosexual behaviour', was ruled as discriminatory - but when can charities justify treating individuals differently?

Can Charities Justify Treating Individuals Differently on the Grounds of Particular Protected Characteristics?

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Can Employers Rely on a Compulsory Retirement Policy?

Friday, 08 October 2021

Oxford University enforces a contractual retirement age, requiring employees to retire before their 69th birthday. However, recent discrimination claims have challenged whether this policy is justified or legitimate.

Can Employers Rely on a Compulsory Retirement Policy?

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What Could the Government's Consultation on Flexible Working Mean for Employers?

Friday, 01 October 2021

With the Government announcing a new consultation into flexible working practices, employers may need to adapt their position towards accommodating their employees' needs.

What Could the Government's Consultation on Flexible Working Mean for Employers?

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Supporting Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Staff to Return to the Workplace

Friday, 01 October 2021

As the shielding programme in England is brought to an end, how should you manage the return of employees who have been previously shielding?

Supporting Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Staff to Return to the Workplace

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Government to Ban UK Restaurants From Keeping Staff Tips

Friday, 01 October 2021

The Government has confirmed that new legislation will be introduced to ensure that all tips go to workers after research revealed that many businesses that add a discretionary service charge onto customer’s bills do not pass them onto staff.

Government to Ban UK Restaurants From Keeping Staff Tips

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Government Announces Temporary Visas for HGV Drivers and Poultry Workers

Friday, 01 October 2021

The Home Office has announced plans to issue 5,000 temporary visas to HGV drivers and a further 5,500 for poultry workers to address critical labour shortages in the haulage and food processing industries.

Government Announces Temporary Visas for HGV Drivers and Poultry Workers

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Vaccination in Care Homes in England - Updates

Friday, 24 September 2021

People working in care homes can (temporarily) self-certify they are medically exempt from vaccination.

Vaccination in Care Homes in England - Updates

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The Reason for Dismissal - Whose Motives Will Count?

Friday, 24 September 2021

A recent case has highlighted that when determining the reason for dismissal, only in very rare circumstances will the motives of anyone but the decision maker be attributed to the employer.

The Reason for Dismissal - Whose Motives Will Count?

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Instruction to Breach Working Time Regulations Can Amount to Unfair Dismissal

Friday, 17 September 2021

An instruction to breach the Working Time Regulations can amount to an automatic unfair dismissal, even when an employee does not actually work the shift they were instructed to perform.

Instruction to Breach Working Time Regulations Can Amount to Unfair  Dismissal

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COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme to Close on 30 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

The COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme was introduced to allow eligible employers with fewer than 250 employees to apply to HMRC for reimbursement of statutory sick pay (SSP) for employees' sickness absences resulting from COVID-19.

COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme to Close on 30 September 2021

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Employment Tribunal Upholds Claim of Indirect Associative Discrimination

Friday, 17 September 2021

In Follows v Nationwide Building Society, an employment tribunal (ET) upheld a claim of indirect associative discrimination on the grounds of disability.

Employment Tribunal Upholds Claim of Indirect Associative Discrimination