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26 Nov, 2015

Employees face different outcomes for the same disciplinary incident.

Is it fair for employees involved in the same disciplinary incident to be issued with different sanctions?

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26 Nov, 2015

Black Friday – a headache for employers?

The distinctly American shopping phenomenon of Black Friday has gained significant traction in the UK over the past few years, but what impact does this shopping tradition have on employers?

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30 Oct, 2015

Name-blind Recruitment: An end to Racial Discrimination?

Organisations from across the public and private sectors have agreed to use name-blind recruitment in an effort to combat discrimination against potential recruits with “ethnic-sounding names”.

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30 Oct, 2015

Does whistleblowing legislation apply to internal disputes about terms of employment?

The EAT held that a dispute between an employer and a group of employees relating to their terms and conditions of employment was capable of being a protected disclosure, entitling them to seek protection against unfair dismissal under whistleblowing legislation.

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19 Oct, 2015

HR involvement in disciplinary investigation rendered dismissal unfair – a warning to HR advisors

Employment Appeal Tribunal uphold decision where a disciplinary investigation that had been heavily influenced by HR resulted in unfair dismissal.

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30 Jul, 2015

Employment and Abolition of the Driving Licence Counterpart

On 8 June 2015 the DVLA stopped issuing paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence. So what do employers need to do for employees who use a vehicle as part of their role?

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16 Jul, 2015

Holiday Pay Update - Is the law on overtime and holiday pay any clearer?

Employment Law specialist Noele McClelland looks at recent cases which have been shaped by claims involving holiday pay.

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09 Jul, 2015

The Picture Becomes Clearer around Holidays, Sick Leave and Carry forward

The issue of employees being able to carry over holidays when they have been unable to take them due to being on long term sickness has been vexing employers, employees and the courts for some time.

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24 Jun, 2015

Is Travelling Time Working Time?

Does the time that peripatetic workers spend travelling from home to their first customer count as 'working time'?

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09 Jun, 2015

Uniform Policies and Indirect Discrimination

Does your business have a uniform policy, and if so does it accommodate a person's religious beliefs?

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