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Employment highlights: October 2017

In the employment arena this month there is focus on Unfair dismissal, Discrimination, GDPR, Families and Pregnancy and a few other bits to temp you. Unfair dismissal The Court of Appeal has held that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures to her

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Importance of Documentation in HR

A recent case in the Central London Employment Tribunal made clear how important it is for paperwork to be up to date. When a member of staff is: promoted; demoted; changes job title; changes hours; and even has a change in salary; all of these should be

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August 2017 Employment Highlights

Working time and time off. Advocate General Sharpston has given an opinion on whether time spent on “stand-by” duty is working time. It is for member states to determine whether the quality of time spent on stand-by duty is undermined to such a degree by any restrictions imposed by the

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July 2017 Employment Highlights

This is a little bit late! but I’ve added as it refers to the abolition of Tribunal fees. Employment tribunals. In a momentous decision, the Supreme Court declared that employment tribunal and EAT fees are unlawful under domestic and EU Law. The Court quashed the Employment Tribunals and the Employment

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Flexible working decline wins postman £22,000.00

  One of the things that can frustrate a small business owner is when staff ask to work flexibly and the business owner can’t, or won’t, accommodate the request. Under the flexible working guidelines there are only a set number of reasons why a request can be

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