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Ensuring neurodiverse-inclusive workplaces 

Ensuring neurodiverse-inclusive workplaces 

Neurodiversity encompasses a wide range of neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, among others. Rather than viewing these differences as…

Ensuring Workplace Adjustments: Lessons from Recent Disability Discrimination Case 

Ensuring Workplace Adjustments: Lessons from Recent Disability Discrimination Case 

In a recent legal case examined by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), the spotlight was cast on the crucial issue of workplace…

Navigating Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Understanding UK Law 

Navigating Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination: Understanding UK Law 

Pregnancy and maternity discrimination remain prevalent issues in workplaces across the United Kingdom, despite legal protections in place to prevent such practices.…

International Bullying Day – Fostering an Inclusive Work Culture 

International Bullying Day – Fostering an Inclusive Work Culture 

International Bullying Day serves as a reminder of the importance of fostering an inclusive work culture where every individual feels respected, valued,…

Addressing Sexual Harassment: Advice for a Safer Workplace 

Addressing Sexual Harassment: Advice for a Safer Workplace 

In recent years, workplaces across various industries have contended with the issue of sexual harassment. Whilst significant strides have been made in…

Navigating Adverse Weather and Employee Travel Disruption: A Guide for Employers

Navigating Adverse Weather and Employee Travel Disruption: A Guide for Employers

As adverse weather is forecast, employers must be prepared to address the impact it may have on their workforce and operations. Ensuring…

Time To Talk Day

Time To Talk Day

Every year 1st February marks a crucial day, Time to Talk Day supported by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Time to Talk Day is…

Navigating the Digital Frontier: Understanding Data Privacy Compliance under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018

Navigating the Digital Frontier: Understanding Data Privacy Compliance under GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018

What is data privacy? In an era where digital data has become the lifeblood of business and personal interactions, ensuring robust data…

What is a redundancy and what procedure must be followed? 

What is a redundancy and what procedure must be followed? 

This blog provides an overview of the procedure to be followed when making employees redundant and explains the decisions to be made…

Fostering Positivity in the Workplace: HR Legal Perspective 

Fostering Positivity in the Workplace: HR Legal Perspective 

Fostering positivity drives a healthy, sustainable workplace environment and culture. It also matters legally as it can reduce upset in your workforce;…

Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Supposedly the most depressing day of the year. It’s January, pay day seems so far away, and the Festive Buzz has gone.…

Bonus “clawback” provisions did not amount to a Restraint on Trade

Bonus “clawback” provisions did not amount to a Restraint on Trade

The High Court has found in the case of Steel v Spencer Road LLP that a bonus clawback clause in an employee’s…

National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage Update

National Minimum Wage & National Living Wage Update

The Low Pay Commission have confirmed that the Government has accepted its recommendations for increased rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW)…

Fit Notes and changes to how they are issued

Fit Notes and changes to how they are issued

Fit Notes are a “Statement of Fitness for Work” (colloquially known as sick notes), which is used to record an employee’s health…

Holiday Pay

Holiday Pay

In this case law update we look at the ramifications on holiday pay given a decision by the Supreme Court. The Supreme…

Case Law Update: Reasonable Adjustments (Disability discrimination)

Case Law Update: Reasonable Adjustments (Disability discrimination)

The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of AECOM Limited v Mallon considered whether an employer needed to know the specifics of…

Your Employment Contracts Explained – a handy FAQ here

Your Employment Contracts Explained – a handy FAQ here

Employment law is a wide-ranging area of law with cross overs in commercial law, data protection, privacy, health and safety to name…

Are you calculating the National Minimum Wage correctly?

Are you calculating the National Minimum Wage correctly?

The national minimum wage (NMW) is a prescribed minimum hourly rate of pay which, subject to the worker’s age, is what employers…

Over 200 Employers Named by the Government for Failing to Pay National Minimum Wage to Lowest Paid Staff

Over 200 Employers Named by the Government for Failing to Pay National Minimum Wage to Lowest Paid Staff

On 21 June 2023, the Government named over 200 employers who have failed to pay some of their lowest paid staff the…

Additional Workers Protection for Parents and Carers Given Royal Assent

Additional Workers Protection for Parents and Carers Given Royal Assent

On 24h May 2023, three new Government Bills were given Royal Assent, which will welcome new workers’ rights for parents and carers.…

Government Guidance on Giving Evidence Overseas via Video Link

Government Guidance on Giving Evidence Overseas via Video Link

The process of taking or giving evidence from abroad for UK court cases and rules on which countries allow it.

Brexit means Changes to Employment Law

Brexit means Changes to Employment Law

On 10 May 2023, the government made a number of announcements relating to Brexit and a number of these related to UK…

Sunset Clause

Sunset Clause

Government “U turn” to Revoke Sunset Clause On 10 May 2023 the Government announced that it would be amending the Retained EU…

Confessions Of An Employment Solicitor – What Really Goes On At Work

Confessions Of An Employment Solicitor – What Really Goes On At Work

It’s time for me to share some the confessions of an employment solicitor. In my 11 years since qualification, I thought I’d…

How to fill in an ET1

How to fill in an ET1

Find out how to fill in an ET1 If you’re looking to find out how to fill in an ET1 then, chances…

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – where we are now

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – where we are now

Cast your mind back two years and on 6th April 2017, employers with more than 250 employees were obliged to produce gender…

Veganism and Discrimination in the Workplace

Veganism and Discrimination in the Workplace

Veganism, discrimination and the workplace have been hot topics recently. An Employment Judge has decided that an employee could be discriminated against…

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: A Summary for Employers

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: A Summary for Employers

Treating your employees fairly in the workplace is all part of being a great employer, but taking the necessary steps to ensure…

What To Do With Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

What To Do With Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic

Following the increased numbers of coronavirus cases, the country is naturally panicked, so what happens in the workplace? It goes without saying…

Coronavirus: What you Need to Know as an Employer

Coronavirus: What you Need to Know as an Employer

Guidance regarding Coronavirus is changing daily, and as an employer, you will need to monitor the latest government announcements daily, but that…

The Importance of Performance Appraisals

The Importance of Performance Appraisals

Appraisal and performance processes can have a big impact on a businesses company culture. As well as this, they play a key…

A four-day working week could boost productivity, benefit the environment and improve overall health

A four-day working week could boost productivity, benefit the environment and improve overall health

What if I told you there’s a way you can be more productive at work, be happier and healthier physically and mentally…

How Employers Can Help Employees Manage Their Mental Health While Working From Home

How Employers Can Help Employees Manage Their Mental Health While Working From Home

There have been numerous studies carried out over the past decade on the intertwining relationship between mental health and life at work. Academic investigations…

What is a settlement agreement and when to use one?

What is a settlement agreement and when to use one?

What is a settlement agreement? It is a legal contract used to either change terms of employment, bring an employee’s employment to…

Is a settlement agreement legally binding?

Is a settlement agreement legally binding?

Yes, a settlement agreement is legally binding… provided you take legal advice. In this article we’ll explain more what is needed to…

Job Support Scheme (Coronavirus series)

Job Support Scheme (Coronavirus series)

Job Support Scheme The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be known as JSS Open and JSS Closed. It opens on 1st November…

IR35 and what it means

IR35 and what it means

What actually is IR35?   In short, it is anti avoidance tax legislation which has been put in place.  It affects individuals who…

How do you manage work life versus personal life during a pandemic?

How do you manage work life versus personal life during a pandemic?

With the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are now facing working from home Be it following Government guidance, needing…

Poor performance in the workplace and managing poor performance

Poor performance in the workplace and managing poor performance

In this article we will explain how to discuss poor performance with an employee, what the review and performance management process should…

Four Common Types of Discrimination and How They Can Occur in the Workplace

Four Common Types of Discrimination and How They Can Occur in the Workplace

When you go to work you should feel comfortable in your environment and happy around your colleagues so you can continue to…

When is a grievance a protected disclosure?

When is a grievance a protected disclosure?

Occasionally an employee will submit a grievance, later to rely on it as them blowing the whistle.  However, just because it is…

Do You Have a Case Against Your Employer?

Do You Have a Case Against Your Employer?

Many employees feel that they’ve been treated unfairly by their employer, but do you actually have grounds for submitting a claim to…

What You Need to Know About Employee Law

What You Need to Know About Employee Law

As an employee in the UK, you have certain rights when it comes to working. You should be aware of what those…

What Factors Determine an Unfair Dismissal

What Factors Determine an Unfair Dismissal

Dismissal from a job can be a complex matter and doesn’t always follow set guidelines, so it’s important both employers and employees…

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace – What You Need to Know

You do not have to inform your employer about any kind of impairment or condition that you may have, however, many people…

When Do You Need Employment Law Advice?

When Do You Need Employment Law Advice?

Employment law covers a vast range of issues and can help you in any stage of your career, whether you are an…

What You Need to Know About Flexible Working

What You Need to Know About Flexible Working

The coronavirus pandemic required flexibility from everyone, as we adapted to working, studying and, frankly, doing everything from home. With the pandemic still ongoing,…

How to Regain Confidence at Work After Bullying or Discrimination

How to Regain Confidence at Work After Bullying or Discrimination

When you experience bullying or discrimination in your workplace the after-effects can have a significant impact on how you feel and perform…

Politics highlighting sex discrimination in the workplace

Politics highlighting sex discrimination in the workplace

The recent press story covering the shocking allegations against the Labour party’s Angela Rayner, has brought to light some serious employment law…

Can Employers Demand Vaccination Against COVID-19

Can Employers Demand Vaccination Against COVID-19

There have been more than 136 million COVID-19 vaccinations administered in the UK since the vaccine programme was first launched in December…

Contracts of Employment and other terms

Contracts of Employment and other terms

What is a contract of employment? A contract of employment (or employment contract) is a written document which sets out the terms…

Employment Tribunals

Employment Tribunals

Commencing or defending an Employment Tribunal claim The Employment Tribunal system is a process for employees to pursue claims against their employer,…

Legal Advice For Employees Coping With Redundancy

Legal Advice For Employees Coping With Redundancy

Any employee being made redundant should be satisfied that redundancy is the real reason for their dismissal from the workplace. Although redundancy…

Employment Law Basics That Every Employer Should Be Aware Of In 2022

Employment Law Basics That Every Employer Should Be Aware Of In 2022

For any credible business, the repercussions of not knowing employment law can be far-reaching. Employment law covers a wide range of employer…

All You Need to Know About Employment Law Redundancy Matters

All You Need to Know About Employment Law Redundancy Matters

Sometimes, redundancy is the most sensible and practical decision for your business. However, as an employer, this process should be determined fairly…

What Kind of Evidence is Needed in an Employment Law Case?

What Kind of Evidence is Needed in an Employment Law Case?

Having problems at work can result in emotional stress, ongoing conflict and in some cases, lawsuits. There are many reasons why an…

Accommodating Disabled Employees

Accommodating Disabled Employees

The ideal workplace should be a comfortable and inclusive environment for all, prioritising equal opportunities and employee happiness. Unfortunately there are many…

Identifying Workplace Ageism

Identifying Workplace Ageism

Enduring workplace discrimination can be a hugely stressful expeience, feeling targetted and harassed in your place of employment. Discrimination can manifest in…

A Settlement Agreement After Unfair Dismissal: Pros And Cons

A Settlement Agreement After Unfair Dismissal: Pros And Cons

If you have recently been unfairly dismissed from the workplace, you might be able to make a claim for unlawful treatment to…

How To Get Back Into Work After Maternity Leave

How To Get Back Into Work After Maternity Leave

Returning to work after any time off can be tough, and even harder if you’re coming back from maternity leave. It can…

How To Ask For Equal Pay

How To Ask For Equal Pay

While not as common as it used to be, equal pay is still a pressing issue in the modern-day workplace. You may…

Common Legal Issues In Human Resources

Common Legal Issues In Human Resources

When it comes to Human Resources, there is a never-ending line of issues to work through. Most of these are minor and…

Legal Advice for Employees: What You Need to Know When You Quit Your Job

Legal Advice for Employees: What You Need to Know When You Quit Your Job

Quitting your job could have significant implications for your future career, particularly if you have had a negative experience or believe that…

Women and The Workplace: 3 Areas to Overcome For Fairer Work Environments

Women and The Workplace: 3 Areas to Overcome For Fairer Work Environments

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. And achieving…

4 Ways to Avoid Blurring the Line Between Superior and Subordinate

4 Ways to Avoid Blurring the Line Between Superior and Subordinate

It is all too easy to blur the lines between superior and subordinate. The problem with doing this is that it can…

Top Tips to Advance Your Career

Top Tips to Advance Your Career

If you are someone who is looking to advance in your career, it can sometimes feel like you’re stuck in a bit…

What to Do When an Employee is Always Late for Work

What to Do When an Employee is Always Late for Work

Getting to work on time can sometimes be a challenge. Whether it’s busy traffic, disappearing keys or snoozed alarms, sometimes being late…

Frequently Asked Questions About Flexible Working Legislation

Frequently Asked Questions About Flexible Working Legislation

Flexible working legislation exists to give employees additional freedom in the midst of their busy working lives, and allows a degree of…

How Businesses Can PreventWorkplace Discrimination

How Businesses Can PreventWorkplace Discrimination

The UK has exacting anti-discrimination measures in its employment laws, originating from the Equality Act of 2010, which requires equal treatment in…

Common Characteristicsof an Inclusive Workplace

Common Characteristicsof an Inclusive Workplace

Inclusivity is one of the most important traits a business can have. It enables a company to embrace the diversity of backgrounds…

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