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Brexit – Where does this leave employees who are told their jobs are moving abroad?

Homa Wilson

Posted by Homa Wilson | Senior Associate
On 23rd May 2017

Following the vote to leave the European Union, many predicated that the UK would plunge into an immediate economic crisis. One of the fears was a significate raise in unemployment. Whilst we must try and focus on the positives – the UK economy is estimated to have grown by 1.8% in 2016 – it’s hard to remain optimistic in view of the number of companies announcing they are relocating jobs to Europe and other parts of the world. Nestlé recently announced that it would be moving 300 jobs to Poland, JP Morgan is preparing to move hundreds of jobs from London, Deutsche Bank also announced plans to move 4000 jobs.

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Getting the answer right and avoiding disability discrimination

Rhian Radia

Posted by Rhian Radia | Partner
On 10th May 2017

Being inflexible about multiple choice testing in a recruitment process is a risky thing for an employer to do. The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Government Legal Services v Brookes shows us why.

Ms Brookes who has Asperger’s syndrome applied to the GLS to become a trainee solicitor. The first stage of the GLS’ recruitment process described as “fiendishly competitive” involved an online multiple choice test to assess effective decision making skills. The pass mark was 14/22.

Understanding disability…

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Headscarves, to ban or not to ban?

Jason Tang

Posted by Jason Tang | Trainee
On 27th March 2017

Just like buses, you wait for months for a Court decision to be made, then two come along at once. Last week two rulings were made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding the banning of headscarves in the work place by employers. With the decision in these two cases potentially having far reaching consequences for all employees and employers, have the judgements clarified this area of law, or have the rulings only muddied the water and opened the way for more discrimination?

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