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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.
The BBC recently reported on the case of a professor who won a claim for age discrimination against Oxford University. The case related to a compulsory retirement age operated by the university, something which is unusual now since the abolishme
 The Equality and Human Rights Commission have released new guidance for employers in relation to harassment in the workplace. Their guidance on Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work sets out details of what harassment is in terms of the
As we settle in to 2020, we are looking ahead to some changes in employment law which are due to come into effect this year, high profile cases to be heard, as well as some proposals set out by the government.Changes to the LawThere are a number of i
In a recent blog, we discussed a case which concluded that vegetarianism did not amount to a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010. In the last week, it has been reported that the employment tribunal in the case of Casam
On Christmas morning, children all over the world rush downstairs to see if the man in the red suit has paid them a visit. Parents are filled with joy at the look on their children’s’ faces, while they open the gifts they’ve sought after all year.How
In our October newsletter, we mentioned that Christmas was approaching (it gets sooner every year…!) and how the licensed trade could take advantage of the increased footfall the festive period brings with it.Following on from that we look now at the
As Christmas party season is in full swing, this week we are taking a look back at our previous on misconduct as Christmas parties, which remains relevant as ever!See also our related blog looking at other festive workplace issues.MISCONDUCT AT CHRIS
In an important decision for employers to be aware of, the Supreme Court has decided that a dismissal was unfair where the employee’s line manager constructed a performance management case against her because she was a whistleblower (having made a pr
Employers will likely be aware of TUPE  (the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006), which operates to transfer the employment contracts of employees on the sale or transfer of a business or on a change of service
Amid reports that 2019 may be the coldest winter in the UK for decades, and the mercury already falling, we look at potential employment issues arising from the cold.As with hot weather in the summer, rumours often abound regarding a minimum workplac
Last month, an Employment Tribunal ruled that vegetarianism was not a ‘belief’ that could be protected under the Equality Act 2010. It was therefore held that an employee being dismissed as a result of their vegetarian outlook did not amount to discr
There may have been a lot of changes in government of late, but it has still found time to respond to consultations on redundancy protection for women and new parents and employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements, as well as pass new legislation co