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Our employment law and discrimination teams regularly write about related legal topics and breaking news, we welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

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Meltdown Monday: what can you do when your commute is cancelled?

Philip Richardson
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Rail passengers have been hit with widespread disruption on what is being called ‘Meltdown Monday’ after new timetables were introduced. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) which serves the Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern rail franchises...

Employment law update 2018: employment tribunal

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As an employer, am I more at risk after the Supreme Court declaration that tribunal fees are unlawful? The outlawing of fees for employment tribunals has seen a huge increase in the number of claims being brought by those employed. The changes discussed in...

Employment law update 2018: impact and expectations

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There has been a series of updates regarding the amounts to which employees are entitled from their employers. The key changes have seen an increase in minimum wages and family friendly payments. There have also been changes to various aspects of...

Sexual harassment in the workplace

Emma Corrie
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It has been reported that a female bus driver, who found herself in a profession with an estimated 90 per cent of the workforce being male, recently won a claim of constructive unfair dismissal, harassment and discrimination as a result of her...

Diabetes discrimination in the workplace

Maria Chadwick
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A study conducted by Diabetes UK has revealed that more than one third of employees have faced difficulties with their employer in relation to their condition in the workplace. In a survey of 10,000 employees, it showed that 25% of people would be in...

Police dog handler awarded £15,000 after fitness test deemed discriminatory

Gemma Wilson
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It has been reported that in January 2018, a Gloucestershire police dog handler was awarded almost £15,000 by an employment tribunal after failing a fitness test, which she alleged was discriminatory towards women. Although she remained employed by...

LGBT in Britain - Work Report

Maria Chadwick
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A survey , conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Stonewall, into the experiences of 3,213 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees in the workplace has shown that almost one in five LGBT staff have experienced negative comments or conduct...

Scout Association issues apology following disability discrimination allegation

Maria Chadwick
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In the UK, children have historically engaged in extracurricular activities through clubs such as Cubs, Brownies, Scouts, Girl Guides, Beavers and Rainbows, which have long been considered to offer unique experiences and provide children the opportunity to...

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

Stephen Woodhouse
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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...

Why saying "no DSS" can give rise to discrimination

Rebecca Billinge
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A recent investigation carried out by the BBC has revealed that thousands of landlords across the country may be rejecting prospective tenants, because they rely upon housing benefit to either wholly or partly cover their rent. The investigation showed...

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