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Employment law is constantly changing, both in terms of legislation and when new case law develops. We update you on significant developments when they occur, summarising what you need to know in our clear, user-friendly email updates. Our database of articles is fully searchable and covers nearly every employment law topic you can think of! Please use the search function (at the top right of the page) to find articles on the topics that interest you.

Employee awarded £47,000 in transgender discrimination case

Employee awarded £47,000 in transgender discrimination case

27 March 2018 by Marianne Wright

The recent case of de Souza v Primark (2018) involved one of the highest reported awards for gender reassignment discrimination. We take a look at the Tribunal's findings and the lessons employers can learn from Primark's mistakes. The case involved a shop assistant at a Primark store, Miss de Souza. When she... read more »

To bump or not to bump?

To bump or not to bump?

27 March 2018 by Nicola Brown

Considering it is not particularly common to see it in practice, bumping is something that clients ask us about surprisingly often. It is a term that many employers and HR practitioners have heard of, and know they need to be wary about, but they tend to be unsure about what exactly they need... read more »

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

Dismissed for knowing a criminal

27 March 2018 by Peter Stevens

There are only a very small number of unfair dismissal cases which reach the Supreme Court, usually because the costs of pursuing them this far is completely disproportionate to the remedy if the claimant is to succeed. The recently reported case of Reilly v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (2018) is one of... read more »

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

National Minimum Wage headaches for employers

27 March 2018 by Nicola Brown

There were plenty of big names on the Government's 'name and shame' list this month for those who had been paying their workers less than National Minimum Wage - and there were a range of reasons why. If even the biggest employers have fallen foul of the rules, it is easy to see... read more »

Snow and adverse weather – what does the law say?

Snow and adverse weather – what does the law say?

27 February 2018 by Nicola Brown

Today we have seen the first effects of Storm Emma, the ‘Beast from the East’ – she has struck the UK, and now we have snow! Although there is only a light dusting here in West Sussex (at the time of writing), in other areas trains, buses and aeroplanes have been cancelled, and travelling... read more »

Is the Government's response to the Taylor Review good news ?

Is the Government's response to the Taylor Review good news ?

27 February 2018 by Marianne Wright

The Government has recently published its response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (see our previous article on the Taylor Review here), along with four consultation documents. The consultations are open until 1 June 2018, and cover agency workers, employment status, read more »

Taxation of termination payments - what's changing?

Taxation of termination payments - what's changing?

26 February 2018 by Peter Stevens

With effect from 6 April this year, there are significant changes being made to the taxation of payments made to employees in lieu of their contractual notice. Under the existing rules, the taxation of a payment in lieu of notice (PILON) has been a complicated area, and one often misunderstood by employers and employees... read more »

Porn in the workplace - Part 2

Porn in the workplace - Part 2

21 February 2018 by Peter Stevens

In part 1 of this article, I finished by saying how important a clear policy on the use of the the internet and email, and in particular the viewing or sending of pornographic material can be. That said, a clear policy will not in itself guarantee an employer will succeed. That was illustrated... read more »

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