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Government Considering Plans to Boost Rights of Teachers Who Choose Not to Join a Trade Union

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

The Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has said he would like to allow teachers who are not union members to be accompanied by external lawyers or representatives to grievance and disciplinary hearings.

Government Considering Plans to Boost Rights of Teachers Who Choose Not to Join a Trade Union

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Number of Employees Working Regularly from Home Continues to Increase

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

As employers continue to adjust to long-term hybrid working, new research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows the continued growth of regular working from home.

Number of Employees Working Regularly from Home Continues to Increase

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Failure to Provide Employee with Facilities to Express Breastmilk Amounts to Harassment

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

An Employment Tribunal has found the failure to provide a private space for a woman to express breastmilk at work was harassment on the grounds of her sex. However, the employee's direct and indirect sex discrimination claims failed.

Failure to Provide Employee with Facilities to Express Breastmilk Amounts to Harassment

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Research Report Makes Findings on Racial Equality in the Teacher Workforce

Thursday, 26 May 2022

The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFES) has published research into ethnic disparities within the school workforce.

Research Report Makes Findings on Racial Equality in the Teacher Workforce

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Future of Work Review Announced

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Following the omission of the Employment Bill from the Queen's Speech, the Government has announced Matt Warman MP will lead a review into how it can best support a thriving future UK labour market.

Future of Work Review Announced

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Constructive Dismissal and Clawback Clauses

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Where an employee is constructively dismissed, their former employer cannot rely on a clawback clause in the contract of employment in order to make deductions from final salary.

Constructive Dismissal and Clawback Clauses

Articles & Blogs Employment Higher Education

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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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