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Coronavirus

Coronavirus July update – in case you missed it

Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, Government guidelines and provisions have been changing regularly.  We take aView Article

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Changes to employment law in April: what do employers need to know?

Issues relating to Coronavirus are high on the agenda for most employers at the moment,View Article

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April 2020
disability

Is a dismissal discriminatory if the employer does not know about the disability until the appeal stage?

Discrimination arising from disability happens where the employer treats an employee unfavourably because of somethingView Article

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Is veganism protected by the Equality Act?

The Equality Act prohibits discrimination because of religion or belief.  “Belief” means any religious orView Article

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Veganism
Sexual harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace – Employment law update on 22 January 2019

WITH MASTERCLASS ON AVOIDING AND DEALING WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE THE BARN ATView Article

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What obligations do employers have when providing references?

ACAS has published guidance for employers on providing references.  The guidance reminds employers that thereView Article

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references
appeal

Does a successful appeal revive the employment relationship?

Mr P was dismissed by his employer following two allegations of gross misconduct.  He appealedView Article

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Possible changes to paternity rights?

Earlier this year, the Women and Equalities Committee published its report, Fathers and the Workplace,View Article

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paternity
trade union representative

Was a trade union representative unfairly dismissed despite alleged misuse of confidential information?

An employee’s dismissal is automatically unfair if the reason, or principal reason for the dismissalView Article

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Is it discrimination to require an employee to wear high heels?

We reported last year on the Government response to the House of Commons and EqualitiesView Article

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dress code