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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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    Can farfetched allegations still constitute sexual harassment at work?

    Sexual harassment is where someone engages in unwanted conduct of a sexual nature and the conduct has the purpose or effect of violating another person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. A recent case has...

    Government announces intention for employment law reform

    Last week, the government released its policy paper on ‘Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy’ where it said how it plans to reform some employment laws post-Brexit. The updates from an employment perspective are as follows: Non-compete clauses The government is...

    Sexual harassment at work – where to draw the line?

    Tesco Chairman, John Allan, has recently been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards four female employees, which he wholly denies. Although it seems obvious now, behaviour of the type alleged in this situation constitutes sexual harassment, but not long ago, a...

    Case Update – Enforceability of Non-Compete Clauses

    The General Principle Non-compete provisions which restrict a former employer for working for a competitor is not uncommon but for it to be considered enforceable it is essential that the restriction does not go any further than necessary to protect a legitimate...

    All in a Day’s Work: Menopause at work

    This month's episode covers menopause in the workplace. We will discuss how employers can help support employees experiencing the symptoms of the menopause within the workplace and the potential legal rights that an employee has. Listen onSpeakers:Solicitor,...

    Coronation Bank Holiday – the right to a day off?

    As has been widely anticipated and much discussed across the country, on Saturday 6th May 2023, King Charles III will be formally coronated as King. Not only will this be a historic day for the country, for many, it will also result in an additional 3-day weekend, as...

    Dress codes and the risk of discrimination

    Many leisure and hospitality businesses maintain dress codes, uniform policies and grooming policies for their employees. These policies can be PR successes or nightmares depending on what is included in them. For example, last year, Virgin were featured in the press...

    How Can Employers Close the #Genderpaygap?

    Six Years – No Progress On 4 April, the deadline for gender pay gap reporting passed for private sector employers. Analysis of the 2022 data suggests that despite these reporting requirements being mandatory for employers with more than 250 staff since 2017, the...

    Stress Awareness Month – what are employers’ responsibilities?

    April is ‘Stress Awareness Month’. Its purpose is to try and increase public awareness about both the causes and cures of the modern stress epidemic. For employers, it can be used as an opportunity to recognise the impact of potential stress on their employees and...

    Early ILR for young people

    Appendix Private Life was added to the Immigration Rules in June 2022 and brought about changes for children and young adults who have been granted permission to stay in the UK based on their private life. Eligible applicants who entered the UK as children may be able...

    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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