Employment

Handling a summer of sport at work

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The summer of sport continues with Wimbledon having started this week and the football World Cup in full swing. It could be exciting times for the public but employers may find themselves having to perform a balancing act, especially with the Wimbledon final men's final and the World Cup final on the same day – Sunday 15th July. More …

Must employers consider bumping in a redundancy situation?

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Carrying out redundancies fairly is crucial to avoid the risk of costly litigation. A recent EAT decision about "bumping" is a useful reminder to employers that, depending on the circumstances, employers should consider whether or not to bump another employee whose position is not redundant as part of a fair redundancy process. More …

Director's Remuneration as Misfeasance?

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Top 50 UK law firm Blake Morgan blogs about a case whereby The High Court has recently handed down judgment that required it to consider whether directors of a company, who did not have an employment contract, service contract, or any form of recognition of status as employee of the company, were entitled to remuneration or to withdraw monies from the company. More …

Employment lawyer comments on maternity disclosure survey.

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Blake Morgan's employment specialist, Debra Gers, comments on maternity disclosure survey. More …

New sexual harassment guidance launched

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High profile news stories about sexual harassment show that it is a problem across all sectors and organisations regardless of size. Recently published guidance by ACAS and the Equality and Human Rights Commission will help employers to understand their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and what to do if a complaint is made. More …

Government study on racial disparity published

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In response to the Government's recently published audit on racial disparity in Britain, Rebecca Ireland, partner in Blake Morgan's Employment law team commented... More …

Fathers would like more work-life balance

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A report by Working Families, Modern Families Index, found that 47% of working fathers would like a less stressful job to better balance the demands of work and family life and over a third would be willing to take a pay cut to achieve a better balance. More …

Age discrimination – be careful of unconscious bias

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It's hard to imagine that it was only ten years ago that legislation was first introduced prohibiting age discrimination in the workplace with the implementation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 on 1 October 2006. The Regulations were subsequently replaced by the Equality Act 2010. More …

What future for zero hours contracts?

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As a number of high-profile retailers, pubs and leisure sector businesses pledge to move staff away from zero hours contracts, we consider the pros and cons – should all employers follow suit? More …

Are you missing out on talented staff?

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What do Samantha Cameron, David Beckham, Angelina Jolie and David Dimbleby have in common? They are just a few high-profile individuals who have a tattoo or, in David Beckham's case, lots of them. More …