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Our Employment Law specialists are dedicated to supporting you with plain-speaking legal advice, tailored to your individual situation. 

Your job might be the reason you get up in the morning or it might be the reason you can have fun at the weekends. Either way, it is important to you and when things go wrong at work, it can be stressful, exhausting and bewildering.

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    Marital Discrimination

    Welcome clarity given on claims for discrimination on the grounds of marital status Marriage and civil partnerships are one of the nine protected characteristics listed under the Equality Act 2010, albeit less utilised that some of the wider known characteristics such...

    Can I monitor my employees and workers?

    The data protection laws in the UK are currently governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). Since COVID-19 and the general evolution in working practices over the last few years, in particular the...

    All in a Day’s Work: Discretionary Benefits

    The episode will focus on what discretionary benefits employers can offer and how those benefits can sometime become contractual entitlements. We will also be covering our top tips for reducing the risk of discretionary benefits. Listen onSpeakers:Solicitor,...

    Mergers & Acquisitions: Corporate Immigration Compliance

    In nearly all corporate transactions, a business needs to take action to remain compliant as a sponsor to avoid the risk of having your sponsor licence being downgraded or even revoked which can have a devastating impact on a business and their sponsored migrants who...

    Dyslexia discrimination – where did M&S go wrong?

    Earlier this year, the Employment Tribunal found that Rita Jandu, a former Marks & Spencer Plc (M&S) employee with dyslexia, was unfairly dismissed and had been discriminated against by her employer on the basis of her dyslexia. In November, the remedy hearing...

    It’s the most wonderful time for a beer?

    With Christmas fast approaching and with COVID-19 restrictions no longer in place, many employers are going to be seeing the return of the Christmas party. For too long now, we haven’t been able to meet together and gather our colleagues from across sites and...

    Potential Significant Reforms for HR Teams in Financial Services

    Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced plans on Friday (9 December 2022) to review the Senior Managers and Certification (SMCR) regime, as part of a wider package of 30 reforms to the financial sector known as the “Edinburgh Reforms" in an attempt to bolster further...

    All in a Day’s Work: Has the HR Grinch stolen Christmas?

    This month’s episode covers the Christmas period, both the run up to and the bank holidays in between. We will be looking at why Christmas can be such a difficult period for employers and why Christmas parties in particular can be so tricky. We’ll be discussing our...

    Changes made to flexible working requests

    The Government has yesterday released the outcome of its consultation, Making Flexible Working the Default. The Government’s response confirms the intention to introduce changes to current legislation regarding the right to request flexible working. This right is...

    Equal Pay Day 2022

    Equal Pay – What is it? All employers in the UK have a legal obligation to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for performing equal work. Failure to do so can give rise to equal pay and discrimination claims. Equal Pay Day In a recent report The Fawcett...

    Herrington Carmichael LLP's employment team is praised by clients as 'exceptional'. Alistair McArthur leads the practice, working on a range of employment law matters, with particular emphasis on enforcing post-termination obligations and TUPE. In February 2020, Darren Smith joined the firm from Boyes Turner; Smith acts for a number of prestigious leisure and hospitality sector clients and also strengthens the teams offering in complex discrimination cases.

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