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9th June 2022

How to get a sponsor license in the UK

The need to acquire a sponsor licence to employ someone to work for your company from outside the UK is not a new thing, but since Brexit, it…

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9th May 2022

P&O Ferries: A case study on how not to dismiss employees

P&O Ferries’ name has grabbed headlines recently – but not in a positive way. The events of 17 March 2022 have been repeated and analysed widely, with a…

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Victimisation – what is a detriment?

What is the test for determining whether a Claimant has suffered a detriment for the purposes of a victimisation claim? Under the Equality Act 2010 a person (A)…

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Typical Tricky Holiday Scenarios

1. Is a part-time employee entitled to bank holidays that fall during their non-working days? A part time employee who does not work on Mondays will be disadvantaged…

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Menopause-Workplace

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2nd February 2022

Menopause: The Last Taboo in the Workplace?

On 19 January 2022, the Women and Equalities Select Committee (WESC) heard evidence from employment lawyers as part of its inquiry into menopause and the workplace; in particular,…

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What To Expect as an Employer in 2022

Our Employment Team summarise below the main employment law developments which might be of interest to employers and what to look out for in the coming months. Whilst…

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Workplace Mediation

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Workplace Mediation: The Cost of Conflict

I was recently mediating for one of my clients. Two very talented individuals, who were so driven and so very motivated by success, but had lost an important…

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Mandating Covid Vaccinations for Employees

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31st January 2022

Mandating Covid Vaccinations for Employees

Employers have a duty to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of their employees.  As part of this exercise and as a…

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21st October 2021

Menopause in the workplace

How does the Equality Act 2010 protect employees when going through the menopause? Menopause discrimination is largely covered under the protected characteristics of disability, sex and age. Whilst…

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1st October 2021

Coronavirus and returning to the office

Can a business insist their employees return to office-based working?  There is no longer an instruction from the Government to work from home, and a gradual return to…

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