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Supreme Court landmark decision - Uber drivers and workers rights

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On 19 February, in a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that Uber Drivers will now be classed as ‘workers’.              In 2016, two Uber drivers brought a case before the employment tribunal...

Disabled employees and working from home

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For many people, working from home has become the “new normal” whilst for some disabled employees the ability to work from home during the pandemic has proved to be an invaluable adjustment giving them greater flexibility and independence. ...

Claim for age and sex discrimination against NHS Trust successful

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A recent article in the media reported that a 50 year old man has been awarded £7,600 by an Employment Tribunal for age and sex discrimination, in respect of his claim against Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. It is...

Redundancy procedures - what you need to know

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With recent press stories announcing that big players such as John Lewis, Lloyds, Sainsbury’s and Argos are making more possible job cuts, it can leave both employees and employers of all sizes feeling unsettled in the current uncertain climate. As...

Flexible working for parents and carers - Covid-19

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‘ Working Families ’, a charity advocating for flexible working arrangements, commissioned a poll earlier this month, which asked parents across the nation whether they felt that they had been treated less fairly because of their childcare...

Supporting SMEs with redundancy reality

Philip Richardson
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UK businesses are sadly facing the harsh reality of financial viability in a pandemic landscape where government support stops at the close of October. Corporates spanning airlines, automotive, banks, retail, hospitality and utilities have already taken...

Managing personal relationships in the workplace

Philip Richardson
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While the coronavirus lockdown may have cooled some simmering office romances over recent months, it’s well known that many personal relationships are forged in the workplace. In 2018, the jobs website, TotalJobs found that 22% of people met their...

The new job support scheme doesn't go far enough

Philip Richardson
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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has taken significant steps to try and protect the jobs of millions of workers across the UK. Between April and August of 2020, some 9.6 million people were placed on the government’s...

Landmark decision determines 'non-binary/gender-fluid' as being a protected characteristic

Rebecca Billinge
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A recent employment tribunal case is reported to have concluded that a worker at a Jaguar Land Rover plant, who identified as being gender-fluid/non-binary, fell within the definition of section 7 of the Equality Act 2010, in respect of gender...

Mass redundancy plans - Marks & Spencer to axe 7,000 jobs in the UK

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It is reported that Marks & Spencer (M&S) intend to make around 7,000 of their employees redundant over the next 3 months, as a result of a ‘material shift in trade’ following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown restrictions....

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