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  • Too good an investigation = unfair dismissal?

    Employmentindividualsbusinesshomepage

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Ian Machray reports on whether a dismissal can be unfair due to a disciplinary investigation being too thorough.
  • 5 ways to improve mental health in the workplace

    businessindividualsEmploymenthomepage

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Christian Meredith explores the new Acas guidelines on improving mental health in the workplace.
  • Are pregnant workers protected even before an employer is notified?

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe reports on whether workers should be protected against dismissal from the moment they are pregnant.
  • Failing to prevent tax evasion is an offence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 31 October 2017

    Philippa Roles explains why businesses must ensure they have processes in place to prevent them being criminally liable for tax evasion.
  • Don't snoop on staff correspondence

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Christian Meredith reports on a successful appeal in the European Courts regarding privacy in the workplace.
  • Closing the gap

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 28 September 2017

    David Clay discusses the implications of a recent equal pay decision in which female retail workers of Asda are seeking over £100 million.
  • Deposit orders - not appropriate where the claim is unclear

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Ian Machray gives guidance on how to defend unclear tribunal claims and when you can require the claimant to pay a deposit to continue their claim.
  • Part time punishment

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Jackie Denham reports on a recent decision on whether you can pay your part-time employees less than the pro-rata full time equivalent salary.
  • Voluntary overtime - A compulsory entitlement for holiday pay

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Ian Machray reports on the Employment Appeal Tribunal decision which confirmed that regular voluntary overtime should be reflected in holiday pay.
  • In the news - Football Association race row

    businessindividualsEmployment

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Christian Meredith explores what employers can learn from the recent allegations plaguing the England women’s football team.
  • Suspension is not a neutral act

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 30 August 2017

    Ian Machray discusses a recent decision on whether the suspension of a teacher amounted to a breach of contract.
  • How are judicial decisions in Adult Child IPFDA developing post Ilott?

    individualsinheritance disputeswills trusts tax

    Date: 16 August 2017

    What do professional advisers need to know about this case and claims by an adult child against an estate?
  • Does a short marriage get short shrift in the divorce courts?

    individualsdivorce family civil partnerships

    Date: 16 August 2017

    Alexandra Scarfe, a trainee solicitor in the Family Team, considers a recent Court of Appeal decision which addresses whether a short childless marriage evades the equal sharing principle on divorce.
  • Whistle while you work

    Employmentindividualsbusiness

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Can a disclosure which is in the private interests of the worker also be deemed to be in the public interest and attract whistleblower protection? Ian Machray discusses a recent decision.
  • In the news... BBC gender pay gap

    businessEmploymentindividuals

    Date: 27 July 2017

    Could we really see legal claims following the recent publication of BBC salaries? Ian Machray explains the law behind the headlines.
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