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Sex discrimination claim receives almost £185,000 award

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An estate agent has received an award of just under £185,000 in the Employment Tribunal following a claim of sex discrimination after her employer refused her request to go part-time so she could collect her baby from nursery. Alice Thompson attempted...

Changes to self-isolation rules: who is legally required to self-isolate and when?

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As of the 16th August, the requirements of self-isolation have changed. So, who will have to self-isolate if they come into contact with a positive case? Changes The Government's ever developing and (for the moment) easing of Covid-19 restrictions...

Pay cuts for remote workers

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With remote working expected to stick around for a long time within many businesses, what impact will this have on an employee's terms of employment? In the US, Google is considering implementing pay cuts for employees who choose to work remotely....

When are directors personally liable for bounce back loans?

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Directors owe certain fiduciary duties to a company. Breaching these duties could result in significant penalties. If a director removes a bounce back loan from the company's account and uses it for personal expenses this will breach their fiduciary...

How private are work communications?

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Have you ever stopped to wonder whether messages or emails you send to colleagues at work are truly private? Streaming platform and production company, Netflix, recently terminated three of its employees for criticising other employees on business messaging...

Two jab or not Two jab?

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The recent lifting of Covid-19 restrictions marks the continuing return to a new normality as more people begin to venture outside, attend events and return to the workplace. This easing of restrictions has left many people asking the same question: can...

Trademarks and Service Marks

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Trademarks and service marks are similar mechanisms and therefore often confused. Trademarks are used to identify business products. They include words, logos, symbols, shapes, packaging and other devices which are intended to be used to identify and...

Firing & Rehiring: Acas Report

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Acas have now published the report from their investigation into dismissal and re-engagement (otherwise known as " fire and rehire "). The recent flurry of media reports of large UK employers such as British Gas/Centrica implementing a strategy...

Firing & Rehiring: is it legal?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of significant implications for businesses and employees alike. Consequently, a vast number of employers have changed the terms and conditions that their employees are employed under. Naturally, not all...

Companies must be on track for Covid-safe workplace

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Companies anticipating a return to the workplace in June, if the Government’s route map stays on track, should be planning how to protect workers and customers once the country is released from the current Covid-related restrictions. Although...

ACAS Report on the Costs of Workplace Conflict

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A new report published by ACAS estimates that the cost of workplace conflict to UK organisations is around £28.5 billion a year. ACAS (The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) are an independent public body that offer free and impartial...

Brexit: A brief look at effects on businesses

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The UK's separation from the EU plays host to a number of potential changes that businesses should carefully consider to ensure their contracts retain their desired effect. Contracts It is important to consider how your...

The Chancery Lane Project: Environmentally Friendly Contract Clauses

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What is the Chancery Lane Project? The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) is the name given to the group of lawyers and legal professionals helping to combat climate change with contractual clauses. TCLP is a collaborative project...

Can Employers Compel Employees to be Vaccinated Against Covid-19?

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As lockdown measures begin to ease and more and more employees begin returning to their workplace, many employers are considering whether they can introduce a requirement for their employees to be vaccinated. The Government is currently undertaking its plan...

Death of a company's sole director and shareholder.

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The death of a company's sole director-shareholder can have a severe impact on the running of the company and leave the business in limbo with no one in place with the authority to operate it. In the event of the death of a sole director where there are...