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

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    Employment Tribunal rules that calling a man ‘bald’ amounted to sex-related harassment

    The recent case of Finn v The British Bung Manufacturing Company Limited and Mr King has attracted a lot of media attention after the Employment Tribunal held that Mr Finn had faced sex-related harassment after he was called “bald” (followed by an expletive) during an...

    Salary transparency and tackling the pay gap

    One thing we generally do not discuss with our colleagues is how much we earn. Yet when it comes to salaries, greater transparency appears to be a growing trend amongst companies looking to promote a more open culture. The trend suggests that pay gap reporting could,...

    Age discrimination claim after employee described as a “demanding millennial”

    The decision by the Employment Tribunal in Patel v Lucy A Raymond & Sons Limited has received media attention after insurance boss Lucy Raymond-Williams suggested 26 year-old Jay Patel “had been given everything on a plate” before dismissing him. Background In...

    All in a Day’s Work: Right to Work Checks

    This month's episode covers right to work checks. Usof Shah and Jack Rose will be discussing the legal requirement to conduct right to work checks and how employers must conduct them going forward. This episode will offer practical advice on how to manage the right to...

    Successful constructive dismissal claim against Gartner UK Ltd

    There have been a number of reports recently of the successful claim against Gartner UK Limited for sexual harassment and constructive dismissal. This decision is a useful reminder to employers not only to ensure that they have in place effective and detailed policies...

    Indirect Discrimination Claims and the Comparison Pool

    In the recent case of Allen v Primark Stores Ltd the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that the pool of comparison in indirect discrimination claims must accurately relate to the precise PCP put forward by the employee. Indirect discrimination claims Under the...

    Voluntary redundancy: still a case for unfair dismissal

    The recent case of White v HC-One Oval Ltd has emphasised that employers could still be liable in unfair dismissal claims, even where an employee had requested voluntary redundancy. It goes without saying that employers have recently been under increased pressure when...

    All in a Day’s Work: Managing Absence

    This month’s episode covers employee absence from work. Jack Rose and Alex Harper talk through employee absences both from the perspective of an employer and an employee. This episode offers practical tips on managing absences, updating policies and consideration of...

    UK Immigration Right to Work and Right to Rent Checks

    From 6 April 2022, important changes to both the Right to Work and Right to Rent Schemes will come into effect. In December 2021, the UK government issued guidance about changes to the way in which Biometric Residence Card (BRC), Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) and...

    Case update: detriment in victimisation claims

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued helpful guidance on what constitutes a detriment for the purposes of a victimisation claim in the recent case of Warburton v Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.  Background The Claimant had applied to be a police...

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