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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 …

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 …

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 …

Rainy days and blue Mondays always get me down

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Today marks the third Monday in January which, on face-value, seems quite an unremarkable date. However and quite unfortunately, today has become known as the most depressing day of the year, the dreaded "Blue Monday". More …

Employment Tribunal fees: An update

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It has been just over a year since the government introduced the payment of fees for commencing Employment Tribunal claims. Developments in the ongoing media coverage of this issue have recently come to light in the past few weeks. More …