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What can employers do when an employee’s behaviour outside of work causes damage to the company’s reputation?

Homa Wilson

Posted by Homa Wilson | Senior Associate
On 5th December 2016

The world is made smaller with social media and the divide between work life and private life seems to have…

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The bedroom tax: discrimination or simply discriminatory effects?

Edward Veale

Posted by Edward Veale | Solicitor
On 11th November 2016

On 9 November 2016 the Supreme Court handed down a significant judgment on several joined cases centring on the much disputed bedroom tax.

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Today is Equal Pay Day

Homa Wilson

Posted by Homa Wilson | Senior Associate
On 10th November 2016

Today (10 November 2016) is equal pay day. If you are a women, today is the day that you effectively stop earning relative to men. Due to the 18% differential in male and female pay in the U.K. from today until the end of this year you are basically working for free! This is an unsettling thought especially considering that laws prohibiting unequal pay were introduced in 1970. That’s over 45 years ago.

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Discriminatory dress codes vs health & safety in the workplace

Sacha Jooma

Posted by Sacha Jooma | Trainee
On 4th October 2016

Treating a person less favourably because of their religion or belief is direct discrimination. Having a policy or practice which has the effect of particularly disadvantaging a particular group of people, for example, those with a particular religion or belief is indirect discrimination unless an employer can show objective justification.

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Attitudes towards flexible working – time for change

Nicholas West

Posted by Nicholas West | Solicitor
On 29th September 2016

New research carried out by Digital Mums and the Centre for Economic and Business Research has shown that there is still a dramatic lack of flexible working options for mothers in the UK. The #WorkThatWorks report looks at the impact flexible working could have on maternal unemployment across the UK if it was more accessible. It is an issue that affects a considerable section of society with 2.6 million mothers classing themselves as stay-at-home mums and no longer part of the workforce.

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