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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 [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:49:25+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:49:58+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-25T11:50:28+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|

Protected Conversations – Are You Protected?

**updated April 2018** 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 may at some point find yourself in negotiations over how a contract should be [...]

By | 2018-04-18T21:09:43+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|

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 your health. Similarly, tiredness due to working night shifts can actually increase your chances of having an accident [...]

By | 2018-04-18T20:11:50+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar|

What Is Unlawful Discrimination And How Do I Know If I’ve Been Discriminated Against?

Unlawful discrimination means treating someone badly on the basis of certain personal attributes. The nine attributes that are protected by UK law are called “protected characteristics” and are set out in the Equality Act 2010. The protected characteristics are sex / gender marital status (including civil partnership) pregnancy and maternity [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:09:09+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Employment Disputes, Navya Shekhar, Switch Solicitors|