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October Employment Highlights

Is the process of Brexit becoming clearer? The Prime Minister announced Article 50 would not be triggered before the end of March 2017and the House of Commons library published a newbriefing paper on the employment law implications of Brexit. For more information on the process of Brexit […]

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Uber Tribunal Ruling

Following my last post on the task force that the HMRC are setting up, the Uber Tribunal Ruling has now come through. Although Uber will be appealing the outcome, the tribunal made the decision that their ‘self employed’ taxi drivers are actually ‘workers’ and not ‘self employed’. […]

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Asda fails to block ‘landmark’ equal pay tribunal

The article from People Managment which I’ve copied in its entirety below deals with the complex case of Asda and it’s equal pay claim tribunal that started on 20 June 2016. The case centres on the differences between the job roles in the warehouse and the shop […]

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Should HR policies be included in Employment Contracts?

When advising clients on employment contracts, I will always ensure that any HR policies (grievances, disciplinary etc) are as an added appendix or part of a non-contractual staff handbook, this means that the policies are then easy to update as and when you want to.  Recent case […]

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Race Discrimination?

Stopping employees speaking their first language at work, could be race discrimination, but requiring the whole workforce to speak English may be justifiable This case has recently come through the Tribunal process and I’ve taken a copy of an article in People Management magazine (dated 14 January […]

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