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News Category: Employment

  • 7 August 2020

    HR Survey for Businesses: How the pandemic has affected HR professionals 

    Our Employment Law Team recently launched an HR survey to understand how the pandemic has affected HR professionals in businesses throughout the UK. Read more

  • 3 August 2020

    Dealing with redundancy

    The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on many businesses, with the prospect of having to make redundancies unavoidable for many. Read more

  • 29 July 2020

    Covid-19: Returning Employees and Discrimination – problems to be aware of

    As the limitations of shielding are lifted and more and more employees are encouraged back to the workplace employers are having to address the competing challenges of providing a safe workplace, complying with government guidance as it changes after 1 August 2020 whilst ensuring so far as possible that there is no breach of existing discrimination legislation. Read more

  • 28 July 2020

    Returning to work: employee rights and coronavirus

    As many businesses begin to re-open and employees start to return to work, many workers still have concerns about how safe their workplace is during the pandemic. Read more

  • 17 July 2020

    The Gig Economy and the Changing Nature of the Workforce – Lessons for Employers

    An upcoming Supreme Court hearing which is taking place remotely on 21 and 22 July 2020 will again consider the nature of Uber’s business model and the classification of their drivers. Are they “workers”? Or are they, as Uber puts it, self-employed “partners”? If they are workers, they should be entitled to holiday pay and at least the national minimum wage, which Uber does not give them, and each driver could be entitled to an average of £12,000 in compensation. Read more

  • 6 July 2020

    Discrimination in the workplace: Q&A

    Our employment solicitor James Conley answers 5 common questions about discrimination in the workplace. Read more

  • 5 June 2020

    Pride Month and Employment Law

    The month of June marks Pride Month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities. Although many of the events have been cancelled across the world, to mark Pride Month we take a look at the legal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

  • 22 May 2020

    Top Tips for Better Mental Health at Work

    The wellbeing and good mental health of a work force should be a priority for any business. Staff turnover, staff sickness and impact on productivity will have a detrimental effect to any business therefore it should be high on the HR agenda to ensure that a business considers how best to address mental health and wellbeing within the workforce with consistency and in compliance with the Law. Read more

  • 21 May 2020

    Mental Health in the Workplace

    Mental health in the workplace is becoming more and more common; whether it is the stresses and strains of the job itself, relationships with colleagues or personal matters that are affecting an employee’s wellbeing.  Read more

  • 5 May 2020

    Agency workers and Coronavirus Q&A

    Employment law has been a hot topic since the Covid-19 crisis, with financial support for those unable to work followed by several updates on the JRS (job retention scheme) which could create confusing guidance for employees and businesses when dealing with HR requests. In fact, until the Covid-19 crisis the use of ‘furlough’ was a relatively uncommon term.  Read more