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This week, the Government made an announcement about the law governing equal pay in the UK...
Our employment team looks at privacy, defamation and misconduct, what legal steps are likely for both employer and employee...
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we have taken a look at what can be done to promote positive mental health in the workplace. Top tips to help guide you....
Vaishali Thakerar looks at Long Covid sufferers in the workplace and the measures for employers to take...
The government recently ruled NOT to support women suffering workplace menopausal symptoms, rejecting a pilot 'Menopause Leave' scheme. This week they've offered 12-month's of HRT prescriptions for under £20 - clearly a "Get Back to Work and Take a Pill" strategy...
We set out the reasons why appointing an experienced employment solicitor really makes a difference...
How to approach a Settlement Agreement negotiation and useful steps you can take...
Director Vaishali Thakerar looks at the recent Employment Tribunal Bathgate v Technip case and its implications for future employment settlement agreements and future claims...
Read more about the CIPD Zero-Hours Report published in August - Are Zero-Hours Contracts still viewed negatively? How many hours do people work on them? What % of employers use them?
There is to be a new Code of Practice to cover the subject of Fire and Rehire in the workplace...
Speaking out about racism and discrimination in the workplace...
Employment Solicitor and Director, Ashley Hunt, looks at how arthritis sufferers in the UK are affected at work by symptoms and how their job may have to change.
Solicitor and Director, Ashley Hunt looks at the unsavoury employer practice of ‘Fire and Rehire’ plus options for employees affected, new ACAS guidance, and the new Bill marked to ring the changes in 2022
Our employment law team highlights the key dates in the 2022 calendar and forthcoming changes affecting HR, payroll, National Insurance, allowances and bank holidays.
An employer fails to provide an employment contract for their new textile worker. He started with no contract and lower pay than agreed. When terms were challenged the new employer refuses to discuss it!
A female car showroom Sales Rep takes her employer to a Sex Discrimination tribunal for casual remarks made at a team meeting
Whether you have been affected by redundancy or other employment claim issue, the Settlement Agreement is one of the most important documents to negotiate - see our complete web section on negotiating successful Settlement Agreements...
Tweeter: Maya Forstater's gender critical views - Equalities Law in action
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has today announced changes to the new Job Support Scheme
New Public Health England "Covid - Self-Isolation" laws come into effect today.
Employers can expect a government bonus promise of £1,000 per member of staff they re-engage back from the Flexible Furlough Scheme after it ends in October 2020
From today businesses have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back part time.
Claire worked as an accountant for a medium size accountancy firm in the West Midlands for 9 years. She was made redundant based on an unfair scoring matrix that was biased.
A new 1-Metre Rule is introduced from 4 July and those Shielding can return to work from 1 August
Experienced employment lawyer, Carrie-Ann Randall, explores the situation facing many employers right now – to keep employees on, or to make redundancies. See our guide and recommendations.
During Coronavirus, an employee’s entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) has been extended, where they have been told to self-isolate.
This new scheme allows small and medium-sized employers, with less than 250 employees, to apply to the HMRC to recover costs of paying coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP)
Dealing with employees’ annual leave entitlement during Lockdown
Learn the 7-Steps of Mindfulness and using meditation to help control stress and anxiety whilst in Coronavirus Lockdown
The Government has issued and updated a helpful guide setting-out how to make a claim for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with HMRC.
Employee Rachel develops a chronic illness and faces disability discrimination at work
On 15 April, Vaishali Thakerar was a speaker at the RICS-organised Covid-19 webinar on the impact of Coronavirus on employment in the workplace.
The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) (No 2) Regulations 2020 came in to effect on 6th April 2020. The new legislation defines the 'Salary Premium'. What is a Salary Premium and how is it used in a NMW calculation?
Minimum Wages are ‘On The Up’ - Are you aware of the new rates?
Your employer must keep you safe from the risk of infection.
New regulations brought in today allow for carrying over holiday entitlement into the next two leave years.
So what are your rights to work from home if your employer says no?
With the unprecedented events sweeping our nation, there is considerable confusion on how employers should act and react. Here are Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to offer employers support.
What is Furlough Leave for Employees? Find out here from Lawson-West
What is Furlough Leave and the impact for employers?
Boris Johnson announced today the Government’s emergency plans to cope with Covid-19 and predictions that up to 20% of the UK workforce could be off work. Can affected employees claim sick pay during their Covid-19 isolation?
Excitingly, today, MPs have launched an inquiry on the back of BBC research in October 2019 which found that of over 13,500 of respondents suffering with Endometriosis and its symptoms had nearly all said it had badly affected their career, sex life and mental health.
BBC Newswatch presenter Samira Ahmed wins her equal pay case against the BBC
Sejal Patel explains ethical veganism and a recent case in the headlines
Competing Protected Characteristics - transgender reassignment and the law - and what it means for employers and employees
Emma Piff, family solicitor at Lawson-West provides insight into the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing opposite-sex couples the choice to opt for a Civil Partnership, something only permitted to same-sex couples until now.
– A Timeline of Sexism and Equality. The main Acts of law that have brought us closer to Equality in the UK and within the legal profession.