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Employment Tribunal Fees

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The Supreme Court’s judgment on Employment Tribunal (ET) fees has been widely reported in the legal and mainstream press and has been described variously as momentous, terrific, ground-breaking and the most important employment law case of [our] lifetime. In 2013 the Government introduced legislation requiring those who wanted to bring a claim in the ET… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Taylor Review

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The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was published last week and was meant to address the issues that have arisen over the last few years as a result of what is being called the gig economy.   Businesses across a number of industries have become increasingly dependant on new staffing models; relying on zero… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Employment Law- Do you know your rights?

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Employment Law- Do you know your rights? The Conservative party have said they will give employees a statutory right to unpaid carers leave in order to look after elderly relatives but what are some of the other rights workers already have to time off? All employees and workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Sexual orientation and gender reassignment discrimination

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Sexual orientation is one of the (nine) protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) which protects a wide range of individuals (not just employees) from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of sexual orientation. Gender reassignment is also a protected characteristic meaning transsexuals, and those who are considering transitioning, are also… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Working Time

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently handed down their decision as to the correct approach to be taken when considering pay for those who ‘sleep in’ as part of their working duties – for example carers who sleep at their client’s houses so as to be on call throughout the night. Workers in the hospitality… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Access to Justice

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In 2013 the Government introduced a fee regime in Employment Tribunals whereby individuals now have to pay a fee if they want to bring a claim against their employer, or, more often than not, their former employer. Although there is a remission scheme under which individuals can apply for fee exemption, the application process and… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Effective Performance Management

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The aim of any performance improvement process (PIP) should be to help an employee meet the standards that are expected of them, but if their performance doesn’t improve and they are ultimately dismissed what factors will an Employment Tribunal be concerned with as to the fairness of that dismissal? It is imperative that an employer… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Pay and Pay Equality

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The British are notoriously bad at discussing money, so the stereotype goes, but pay and pay equality have very much been in the news in recent weeks. HMRC have released details of the (frankly ridiculous) reasons some employers gave for not paying their workers the minimum wage and at the other end of the spectrum… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Status – What’s in a name? Part 2….

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In July 2016 we wrote about the importance of determining a person’s correct employment status by referencing an Employment Tribunal claim that was being pursued by a number of Uber drivers. The decision of the London Central Employment Tribunal hearing  was handed down on Friday 28 October 2016 and has been widely reported in the mainstream… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The first steps to having a healthy work/life balance

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Do you struggle to switch off from work in your spare time? Find yourself checking your emails whilst sat watching the TV or between cooking dinner for the kids? In an age of technology takeover and busy schedules, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect work/life balance and knowing when to focus your attention elsewhere…. Read the rest of this post (No Comments)