Deal Or No Deal: What Does The Meaningful Vote Outcome Mean For EU Nationals?

There are around 3.5 million EU nationals and their families currently living in the UK – so businesses are understandably concerned about the impact Brexit will have on their workplace...


Suspending Employee Did Not Breach Implied Term Of Trust & Confidence

In the recent Court of Appeal case of London Borough of Lambeth v Agoreyo, the Court had to consider whether a school had breached the implied term of trust and...


How Will Brexit Affect Workers’ Rights In The UK?

EU law has impacted UK employment law with the provision of rights for part-time and fixed term workers, paid holiday entitlement, working time protection and agency worker rights, among others....


Vodafone To Offer Employees Who Are Victims Of Domestic Violence Paid Leave

Vodafone Foundation has today launched its “Toolkit on domestic violence and abuse at work” handbook, which outlines that they will be offering employees, who are victims of domestic violence, up...


Dismissal For The Religious Belief Of The Employer

In the case of Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd v De Groen, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked if a nursery employee had suffered religious discrimination due to the fact...


The Future For Immigration – What Does The White Paper Mean For Employers?

In December 2018, the Government published its White Paper on Immigration, setting out its plans for the immigration system post-Brexit. The new system will focus on the skills that people...


Can An Employee Be Discriminated Against On Grounds Of Veganism?

On 13 March 2019, the Employment Tribunal is due to determine for the first time whether veganism amounts to a ‘philosophical belief’ and therefore qualifies for protection under the Equality...


Naming & Shaming – Unpaid Employment Tribunal Compensation Awards

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices published in July 2017 recommended (amongst other things) that there be a ‘naming and shaming’ scheme for employers who do not pay Employment...


When Is An Employer Deemed To Have ‘Knowledge’ Of Disability?

Employers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments for employees who are disabled within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010. However, the duty only arises when the employer...


ACAS Publish New Guidance On Workplace Age Discrimination

ACAS has published new guidance for employers and HR professionals on workplace age discrimination this week. The guidance offers tips on preventing age discrimination in the workplace and best practice...


Hermes To Provide Gig Economy Workers With Improved Employment Rights Following Trade Union Deal

Hermes delivery service have agreed a deal with GMB trade union to provide their couriers with an option to opt in to enhanced legal rights. This is the first example...


National Sickie Day – What Can I Do If I Believe One Of My Employees Is Faking Illness?

The first Monday of February (today) is National Sickie Day – a day that statistically sees the highest number of employees phoning into work ill. Laura Kearsley, Partner in our...