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22 09, 2017

Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

By | September 22nd, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Should the BBC lead the way in equal pay?

A matter of weeks after the news was full of reports of massive inequality in pay between the highest paid male and female ‘talent’, the BBC has announced a series of wide ranging pay reviews. These will include a report on the gender pay gap among staff, a separate audit [...]

21 09, 2017

Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

By | September 21st, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Direct discrimination claims – a step in the right direction?

We’re cautiously optimistic that a recent decision by the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), in Efobi v Royal Mail Ltd, will make it a little easier for claimants arguing that they have been the victim of direct discrimination. This is down to a subtly but important shift in the burden of [...]

4 09, 2017

Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

By | September 4th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Making ‘reasonable adjustments’ – your employer’s duty if you’re living with a disability

Life can be tough if you are living with a disability, whether it’s a lifelong condition or something that has developed following an accident or with illness. It’s often about making changes, adapting, adjusting at home – and even with support, this can be exhausting. In the workplace, though, you [...]

12 08, 2017

Ding Dong, the Employment Tribunal Fees are Dead!

By | August 12th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Ding Dong, the Employment Tribunal Fees are Dead!

Remember the Wizard of Oz – when the Munchkins dance around celebrating the demise of the Wicked Witch of the East? Well, following the decision of the Supreme Court, I’m still celebrating the announcement that the Employment Tribunal Fees introduced almost 4 years to the day previously are no more! [...]

11 07, 2017

Help! I’ve Been Fired – 14 Things You Should Do Next (Infographic)

By | July 11th, 2017|Employment Disputes|Comments Off on Help! I’ve Been Fired – 14 Things You Should Do Next (Infographic)

In my experience as a solicitor who specialises in workplace issues, getting fired could be the best day of your life! "Could be". If they didn't want you, take notice. If your organisation was wrong to terminate you, then they are fools - and would you really want to work [...]

12 04, 2017

Pay Gaps And High Heels – Recent Developments In Workplace Gender Equality

By | April 12th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Pay Gaps And High Heels – Recent Developments In Workplace Gender Equality

Two recent developments have signalled steps towards greater degrees of workplace gender equality. They are: gender pay gap reporting and discrimination in dress codes. Whilst you may be unlikely to see differences from them in the short-term, both developments highlight important issues and may, in time, bring significant changes to [...]

5 04, 2017

What Are My Rights? Employment Status and the Gig Economy

By | April 5th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on What Are My Rights? Employment Status and the Gig Economy

Knowing your rights is a big part of being able to enforce them. Your status, whether as an employee, worker, or someone who is self-employed, can greatly affect the extent of your employment rights. For such important distinctions, you might think that the law would have it pretty much nailed [...]

29 03, 2017

Rumours of Redundancy: What Should I Do?

By | March 29th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Rumours of Redundancy: What Should I Do?

Being at work whilst rumours of redundancy are going around can be a negative experience. Naturally, everyone begins to worry about their livelihood and their future. Whilst it may be tempting to stick your head in the sand, being aware of the law around redundancy can help to prepare you [...]

1 02, 2017

Protected Conversations – Are You Protected?

By | February 1st, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on Protected Conversations – Are You Protected?

Ending a contract of employment can be something of a legal minefield, particularly if you are an employer dismissing one of your employees. But whether you are an employer or an employee, you could find yourself in negotiations over how an employment contract should be ended. If so, it is [...]

11 01, 2017

The Right to Rest: Your Entitlement to a Rest Break at Work

By | January 11th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|Comments Off on The Right to Rest: Your Entitlement to a Rest Break at Work

Many regulations exist to safeguard the health of workers. Those relating to rest breaks are some of the less well-known, and yet overwork can have a whole range of negative effects on someone’s health. Sometimes all that is needed is to ‘switch off’ for a few minutes every day. But [...]