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The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims

Flexible working requests The post-pandemic workplace is of course very different, and we are all still learning to handle the ‘new normal’. One of the key developments has been the significant increase in flexible, hybrid and homeworking. These changes are very likely to lead to a corresponding increase in indirect sex discrimination claims from women [...]

The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims2022-07-07T15:44:44+01:00

Voluntary Redundancy Is Still A Dismissal

Employers Beware - Voluntary Redundancy Is Still A Dismissal The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently held that a dismissal still arises when an employee volunteers for redundancy and therefore may form part of an unfair dismissal claim. Case Facts The facts of this EAT case of White v HC-One Oval Ltd. [2022] EAT 56 [...]

Voluntary Redundancy Is Still A Dismissal2022-06-23T10:45:54+01:00

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights

Staff at P&O Ferries - Know Your Redundancy Rights Today P&O Ferries told 800 of their staff via a video call that they were being made redundant with immediate effect. This was understandably met with outrage as it became clear that the crew were being replaced by agency staff. Almost Certainly Unfair Suggests Redundancy Solicitor [...]

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights2022-04-29T10:29:16+01:00

Hybrid Working

Hybrid Working – Is It Here To Stay And What Are The Consequences For Employers? Before the Covid-19 pandemic there were an estimated 18% of employees in the UK doing some form of homeworking with only 2% working mainly from home. Now at least 37% of employees are regularly working from home with 22% always [...]

Hybrid Working2022-03-14T11:17:49+00:00

The Right to Disconnect

What is the right to disconnect and what is the UK doing about it? Despite Covid restrictions lifting allowing workers to return to the workplace, just 1 in 5 businesses aim to bring workers back into the office for five days a week. With the lines between work and home life becoming increasingly blurred due [...]

The Right to Disconnect2022-01-24T14:52:29+00:00

The Menopause – The Final Workplace Taboo?

Mishandling a menopausal worker could have serious implications for your business – Employers need to know the risks and the steps to take to avoid costly claims and disputes arising. With a reported seven out of ten women in work in the UK being of menopausal age (the average age being 51), employers need to [...]

The Menopause – The Final Workplace Taboo?2021-12-06T10:07:55+00:00

Flexible Working Beyond The Pandemic

Employers Take Care! Flexible Working Is Here To Stay And If Not Properly Handled Can Be A Source of Disputes. The Coronavirus pandemic has of course led to a significant amount of the workforce working from home. Employees have had to adjust their lives and adapt to allow more flexible working patterns to meet the [...]

Flexible Working Beyond The Pandemic2021-10-18T11:02:33+01:00

Care Homes – Are You Ready For Mandatory Covid Vaccination?

A BBC Radio Kent Interview With Henry Doswell. The government is on the verge of legislating for the mandatory vaccination of care home staff. However, there is likely to be a 16-week grace period before any enforcement. If you are a care home employer, you still have time to prepare…. Please take a few minutes [...]

Care Homes – Are You Ready For Mandatory Covid Vaccination?2021-11-22T16:14:31+00:00

The Potential Pitfalls Of Hybrid Working in 2021

Hybrid Working May Provide A Better Work/Life Balance For Employees But Employers Must Be Wary Of The Potential Pitfalls. With the latest news of a possible third wave and a good chance that the government will not be lifting all restrictions on social distancing on 21 June, many employers have already started to evaluate their [...]

The Potential Pitfalls Of Hybrid Working in 20212021-06-02T11:47:04+01:00
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