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Pregnant employee whose colleagues took bets on her weight wins maternity discrimination claim

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It has recently been reported that a former marketing director has been awarded £30,000 following her successful claim for sex and maternity discrimination. The claimant is understood to have been a senior figure at a courier firm, until she was made...

Extension of health and safety protection in the workplace

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A recent change in employment legislation has extended the scope of health and safety protection in the workplace. Previously, only employees were protected from detriment (negative treatment) if they took steps to protect themselves from...

Jab or job?

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The UK government has recently announced that more than 20 million people in the UK have had their first covid vaccine. By the end of July 2021 the government hopes that the vast majority of the population will have had access to at least their first...

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce today, changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. At present, the scheme allows employers to furlough staff, with employees receiving 80% of their normal monthly salary (up to £2,500) covered in...

Female banker in unequal pay dispute with her employer

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In a high-profile case at the London Employment Tribunal, a female banker successfully established that she was the subject of sex discrimination , unequal pay and victimisation by her employer, BNP Paribas. The claimant, Stacey Macken, who joined...

Redundancy - employer responsibilities in the sudden closure of a business

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It was recently reported that the UK retail industry suffered its worst November footfall decline in nine years. This news follows a number of major high street firms who have had to close their doors in recent months. When such stories are...

Can you face disciplinary action at work for something you did outside of the office?

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Veteran Liverpool defender turned football pundit, Jamie Carragher, found himself at the eye of a media storm last week following a controversial spitting incident captured on video. The episode has thrown up a number of interesting...