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Injury to Feelings Awards Should Reflect the Impact of the Discrimination

Friday, 13 September 2019

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that the effect of unlawful discrimination on an employee is the main consideration when calculating an injury to feelings award, not the gravity of the employer's actions.

Calculating Injury to Feelings Awards

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Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

Friday, 13 September 2019

Knee-jerk employment decisions always come with a risk that something has been missed or not given proper consideration.

Whistleblowing - Sin in Haste, Repent at Leisure

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New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

Friday, 06 September 2019

Following a ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its guidance on timescales for responding to subject access requests.

New Guidance on Timescales for Responding to Data Subject Requests

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Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

Friday, 06 September 2019

In April 2019, a High Court judge decided that Cancer Research UK (CRUK) was not liable for their employee's injury sustained at a work Christmas party when a colleague dropped her on the dancefloor. The matter is now going to the Court of Appeal.

Christmas Party Injuries - Can Employers Be Liable?

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Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

Friday, 06 September 2019

At first glance, the judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Upton-Hansen Architects Limited (UHAL) v Gyftaki is about the poor drafting of the employer's ET3 - the employer had failed to address the issue of fairness.

Advice to Suspend Employee Accused of Gross Misconduct Leads to Successful Unfair Dismissal Claim

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How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

Friday, 06 September 2019

A recent case demonstrates that the only safe way to bring 'employee shareholder' status to an end is to expressly say so in a written agreement.

How Do You Bring Employee Shareholder Status to an End?

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What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

Friday, 23 August 2019

The Law Society has published a recent guidance...

What You Need to Know About NDAs, Law Society to Employees

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UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

Friday, 23 August 2019

On 10 October 2018 the Supreme Court (SC) handed down its decision that Ashers bakery, who refused to bake a cake with the message 'Support Gay Marriage' on it, had not discriminated against Mr Lee, a homosexual man who asked them to fulfil that order.

UK Challenged in Gay Marriage Cake Case

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Court of Appeal Determines How to Calculate Holiday for 'Part Year' Workers

Friday, 16 August 2019

Is it lawful to pro-rate the leave and pay entitlement for permanent staff who only work for part of a year?

Calculating Holiday Pay

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Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?

Friday, 09 August 2019

No - employers must also pay attention to other sources of information and the recent case of Q v L highlights this.

Will Occupational Health Always Have the Final Word on Whether an Employee Is Disabled?

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Ill-Health Retirement - Are You Aware of Your Duties?

Friday, 16 August 2019

The Pension Ombudsman found that an employer's failure to assess its employee for ill-health retirement until the end of her sick leave...

Ill-Health Retirement

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Confidentiality Clauses - What Does Government Propose?

Friday, 02 August 2019

Following the Government's consultation on the misuse of confidentiality clauses, we outline the proposed reforms to ensure victims of harassment are not silenced.

Confidentiality Clauses - What Do Government Propose? - VWV Law Firm

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Family Friendly Rights - Change May Be Coming

Friday, 02 August 2019

There are three proposals, on which the government is inviting responses.

Family Friendly Rights: Change May be Coming - VWV Law Firm

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Free Legal Advice Available Via Sexual Harassment Advice Line

Friday, 09 August 2019

A free legal advice line has been launched to advise women on issues relating to sexual harassment at work.

Free Legal Advice Available Via Sexual Harassment Advice Line

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Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents Extended by Six Months

Friday, 02 August 2019

An overview of the changes that Government intend to implement, in order to protect expectant parents from redundancy.

Redundancy Protection for Women and Parents