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Obligation to provide a reference - new proposal to protect employees against intimidation

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Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom, has announced a government proposal, which would mean that employers will, in the future, have to provide former employees with a basic reference at the very minimum. This follows a parliamentary inquiry...

What legal responsibilities does an employer have to an employee who suffers with dementia?

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Dementia affects a large section of the population and its prevalence is growing. Globally around 50 million people are currently living with dementia, and the number of cases is forecast to reach 130 million by 2050 as populations grow older. ...

Blue badge permits to be extended to include invisible disabilities

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The government has announced that from 30 August 2019 the blue badge scheme will be open to include drivers and passengers with a wider range of conditions. The blue badge scheme is designed to assist disabled people by allowing those with physical...

Discrimination in the police force

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Discrimination can take many forms during the course of somebody’s employment and the police force are not immune from discrimination claims. Recently, one of Britain’s most senior female police officers began legal action at the employment...

Ethnicity pay reporting - fifteen sign the pledge

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Fifteen key UK businesses have committed to the principle of mandatory ethnic pay gap reporting ahead of any mandatory government measures. Nearly one year after the introduction of mandatory pay gap reporting for gender, only around three percent of...

The 'Good Work Plan'- Government proposed reforms to employee rights

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On Monday 17 December, 2018 a plan was introduced by the Government called ‘The Good Work Plan’ which includes various proposed reforms to employees’ rights. The plan proposes a number of reforms, such as entitling workers to...

Snow days - employee rights and employer responsibilities

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As the cold weather draws in, both employees and employers might start to consider how snow days could affect work life. Whether it’s your train that’s been cancelled or your car that doesn't make it off the driveway, we are all too...