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Leaked draft Labour manifesto: Key employment law issues

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After the draft Labour party manifesto entitled "For the many not the few" was leaked to and published on the BBC website, we review the proposed far-reaching employment law reforms which Labour may implement if they were elected on the 08 June...

Competency tests for recruitment - Beware of discrimination claims

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In the recent case of Government Legal Service v Brookes, the EAT has upheld a decision that, in requiring a candidate with Asperger’s syndrome to sit a multiple choice test as part of its recruitment process, Government Legal Service...

Employment law...Important dates for 2017

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What is happening? Date: Employment/Immigration - Immigration skills charge applies to Tier 2 (general)...

Deliveroo issues guidance on how to refer to riders

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The Guardian newspaper has reported that food delivery Company Deliveroo has issued guidance to their Managers on how Deliveroo riders should be referred to. In what is apparently a six page document which has been seen by the Guardian newspaper,...

Two important rulings on the issue of Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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We have just seen the European Court of Justice (ECJ) consider two separate cases involving claims of religious discrimination in the workplace. In the first case ( Achbita and anor v G4S Secure Solutions NV ) the ECJ held that a company policy which...

Important Decision on Employment Status: Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith

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Another important decision on the issue of Employment Status; Pimlico Plumbers & Charlie Mullins v Gary Smith The Court of Appeal has handed down an important judgment in yet another case concerning employment status in the case of Pimlico...

Employment Law - What to expect in 2017

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2017 looks set to be another busy year for Employment law. The following are some of the main topics which will impact significantly on Employment law, and which we can expect to hear more about throughout the course of 2017: Brexit: We can expect...

Going it alone... Watch out!

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A recent case highlights the importance of litigants in person taking appropriate advice on their claims to ensure they fully understand and properly convey the claim they seek to bring. In the case of Liddington v 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, the...

New English Language Requirements for Public-Sector Workers

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On 21 November 2016, new requirements come into force, which require public sector workers in customer-facing roles to be sufficiently fluent in English language. The new requirement follows publication of provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 and...

New English language requirements for public sector workers

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On 21 November 2016, new requirements come into force, which require public sector workers in customer-facing roles to be sufficiently fluent in English language. The new requirement follows publication of provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 and...

Top tips for Employers during the Winter months

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As winter sets in, it is timely for employers to consider any ‘winter’ employment issues that can arise. Being prepared for the particular issues that winter brings will ensure employers are ahead of the game and able to manage if the usual...

Improving Lives: Government Consultation on Health at Work

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A Green Paper has been published by the Government called Improving Lives . This presents the Government’s vision for the next ten years on how the relationship between work and health in the hope of achieving significant improvement. As...

Extra Pay for Healthy Workers at Argos

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Agency workers engaged by Argos over the Christmas period are to be offered an additional 80p per hour if they are able to work over the festive period without any sickness absence. The workers have been advised that if they fail to attend for work at any...

Proposed action over alarming rate of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in UK workplaces

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It has been reported that around 390,000 pregnant women and new mothers report being treated unfairly in UK workplaces. Furthermore, the number of women who feel forced to leave work altogether after falling pregnant or having children has recently doubled,...

Brexit Secretary: employment law will not radically change

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David Davis, the new Secretary of State for Exiting the EU has suggested a UK exit from the EU would not radically affect existing employment laws. Mr Davis has stated in a blog for the website Conservative Home, that “regulation already in place...

Vaping in the Workplace - A Burning Issue

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We know that smoking cigarettes in enclosed or substantially enclosed public places and workplaces in England has been prohibited since 1 July 2007 under section 7 of the Health Act 2006 and associated regulations. However, e-cigarettes are not...

Immigration Act 2016 - Employers beware!

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The provisions of the new Immigration Act 2016 (IA 2016) relating to offences of illegal employment and working in the UK illegally come into effect on Tuesday 12 July 2016 . Given the serious consequences attached to the new offences,...

Tribunal Fees have had significant impact on access to justice

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House of Commons Justice Committee finds that Tribunal fees have had a significant and unacceptable impact on access to justice The House of Commons Justice Committee has completed its eagerly awaited inquiry into the impact of Employment Tribunal fees,...

Avoiding Red Cards in the Workplace

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The European Cup 2016 is set to take place between Friday 10 June and Sunday 10 July. Many of the games, including one between England and Wales, are being played during the working day. Large sporting events can often throw up a number of...

Avoiding Red Cards in the Workplace during the Euro 2016 Tournament

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The European Cup 2016 is set to take place between Friday 10 June and Sunday 10 July. Many of the games, including one between England and Wales, are being played during the working day. Large sporting events can often throw up a number of tricky issues for...

Employees 'pulling a sickie' could be dismissed

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The Employment Appeals Tribunal has recently clarified the position in respect of the options available to Human Resource professionals in dealing with employees who ‘pull a sickie’. In the case of Metroline West Ltd v Ajaj , Mr Ajaj was...

Employment Solicitor joins Chattertons at Newark

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Employment specialist, Danielle Lister has recently joined the Employment team and is based at the Newark office. Danielle specialises in all aspects of employment law , supporting both individuals and businesses with the...