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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Tackling Cancer-Causing Diesel Emissions

In its response to the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has called on the Government to support its campaign to reduce worker exposure to cancer-causing diesel particulates.

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UK Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fees Unlawful

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful since they have the effect of preventing access to justice for claimants. Wednesday’s decision comes following the case brought by UNISON against the government. Having been unsuccessful in their previous challenges in the High Court and the Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court have unanimously agreed that the fees scheme imposed is unlawful.

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Father Wins Sex Discrimination Case – Shared Parental Leave

 Shared Parental Leave (“SPL”) is a fairly recent addition to the world of employment law. SPL came into force in April 2015 and provided parents with a more flexible way to take leave from employment in the first year after the birth of a child, or the placement of a child with them for adoption. The SPL legislation allows a mother to convert part of her maternity leave (except from the compulsory 2 weeks immediately following the birth of a child) to SPL, which can then be used by her partner, usually the mother’s husband or civil partner or the child’s father.

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Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016

The new Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act introduces a number of crucial changes impacting both landlords and tenants. It is important for you to be aware of how these changes may affect you.

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The Taylor ‘Good Work’ Review – Recommendations for the Changing Labour Market

The Taylor Review, now named the ‘Good Work’ Review, was published earlier this month. This review involved a review of the state of the current labour market in the UK and examined how new models of working have affected the freedom and rights of workers. Launched at the end of 2016, the review’s overriding ambition is that all work in the UK economy is fair and decent with a realistic scope for all workers of development and fulfilment. To this end, the review has made a number of recommendations for the Government to consider when examining the current legislative framework in the coming years.

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