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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.

Swedish woman discriminated against for refusing a handshake: Lessons for U.K. employers

The Swedish labour court has awarded a Muslim woman compensation after she was discriminated against in a job interview for refusing to shake hands on religious grounds.

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Working temperatures – when is it too hot to work?

The summer of 2018 is already being compared with the long, hot scorcher of 1976. Records have been broken across the UK, and while we seem to be enjoying a brief respite – with rumours of a return of the heatwave and a 3 month long Indian Summer – we ask the question , when is it too hot to work?  Are employers legally required to keep your workplace within a certain range, and can you knock off work early if it gets too hot?

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Home from Home - or Home for Hire?

Unless you’re going to be popping down to your holiday home every weekend, you could earn a sizeable income letting it out for holidaymakers to enjoy.

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Civil partnership or cohabit – which is better?

Not everyone wants to get married in a church or registry office. For many cohabiting couples, a civil partnership is far more attractive – it moves away from the idea of women being the ‘property’ of their husbands and is infinitely more acceptable to those who do not follow any particular faith.

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Recognising the gender agenda for trans staff 

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process.  Elsewhere, the High Court in England has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights. 

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