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Christian Doctor Dismissed for Refusing to Address Transgender Patients by Their Chosen Pronoun

Friday, 18 October 2019

An Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that a doctor engaged to carry out health assessments for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) was not discriminated against...

Christian Doctor Dismissed for Refusing to Address Transgender Patients by Their Chosen Pronoun

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Dismissing an Employee? Honesty Is the Best Policy

Friday, 18 October 2019

A recent Court of Appeal case demonstrated that giving inaccurate information about the reasons for dismissing an employee and then later amending the defence to include the true reason is conduct that can indicate that an allegation...

Dismissing an Employee? Honesty Is the Best Policy

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Are Protected Conversations Always Confidential?

Friday, 11 October 2019

In this article we explore the circumstances in which 'protected conversations' can be used as evidence in an employment tribunal.

Protected Conversations

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IR35 - What Can Employers Learn from the BBC Presenters Case?

Friday, 11 October 2019

The First Tier Tax tribunal has held that IR35 applied to the provision of services of three BBC presenters through their personal service companies.

IR35

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Conducting Investigations - Are Changes to a Draft Report Permissible?

Friday, 11 October 2019

Whilst this will always depend on the facts of any particular matter, in a recent case the removal of evaluative conclusions from a draft investigation report did not render the dismissal unfair.

Conducting Investigations

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Employers Should Focus on Inclusion, Not Diversity

Friday, 04 October 2019

The CIPD released a report, Building inclusive workplaces last week to coincide with the start of National Inclusion Week.

Employers Should Focus on Inclusion, Not Diversity

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Could Your Use of Employee Photos Be in Breach of GDPR?

Friday, 04 October 2019

Employers often want to use photographs and video recordings of their employees for publicity or promotion related purposes. Here, we look at some of the legal issues which may arise and how to avoid common pitfalls.

Could Your Use of Employee Photos Be in Breach of GDPR?

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Employers With Contractual Redundancy Schemes Take Note

Friday, 27 September 2019

Employers offering enhancements to any statutory benefits may wish to review the terms of those schemes to ensure that it is clear how the statutory element of the payment or benefit should be dealt with.

Employers With Contractual Redundancy Schemes Take Note

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Manager Massaging Junior Employee - Is It Sexual Harassment?

Friday, 27 September 2019

While unwanted conduct, a female manager massaging a male employee's shoulders was not 'related to sex' for the purpose of a harassment claim, the employment tribunals have found.

Sexual Harrassement

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Are Vegetarians Protected Under Discrimination Legislation?

Friday, 27 September 2019

Employee argues that his belief in vegetarianism amounts to a religious or philosophical belief.

Are Vegetarians Protected Under Discrimination Legislation?

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Employee Refusing to Work - Is a Threat to Dismiss an Unlawful Detriment?

Friday, 27 September 2019

Yes, where the employee's refusal is (at least in part) influenced by a requirement to work without rest breaks.

Dismissal

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Update on the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

Friday, 20 September 2019

How is the European Settlement Scheme doing six months after it opened?

Update on the EU Settlement Scheme - Is the Government on Track?

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Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination - Is an Impairment Long Term?

Friday, 20 September 2019

A person is disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse impact on the person's ability to do normal day to day activities.

Work Related Stress and Disability Discrimination

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The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

Friday, 20 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employer waived privilege in advice about dismissal and so could not cherry-pick which parts of advice it disclosed.

The Dangers of Cherry-Picking

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Employment Status - Out of Hours GP With Limited Company Found to Be a Worker

Friday, 13 September 2019

Where an individual provides services personally over a long period of time, there is a real risk that they will be held to be a worker, and therefore entitled to paid annual leave and the national minimum wage.

Out of Hours GP