Tag Archives: Employment Law

World Cup Fever! Why you MUST have a workplace policy on major sporting events

With England’s hopes in the 2014 Fifa World Cup now dashed, does your law firm have a workplace policy to deal with the impact of the next major sporting event? Are you even aware of the dangers? Read on. Continue reading

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Protected conversations: all gone quiet

Amid the flurry of employment law announcements made by Vince Cable on Friday, Nick Clegg’s grand plan for workplace “protected conversations” was quietly laid to rest. It was a terrible idea for both employers and employees, and it’s nice to see someone in government has actually been listening for once. Continue reading

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Red tape

“In accordance to the principles of Doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous.” … Continue reading

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Woodcock: press reporting of employment law issues reaches a new low

It is hard to find a paragraph of the Telegraph’s report of Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust that is not hugely inaccurate, alarmist, and misleading. I should say now that the likely effect of this case on age discrimination or other areas of employment law is close to nil, and yet the Telegraph screams that the court has apparently sanctioned the sacking of older workers to save employers money “even though the practise is unlawful”. Continue reading

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Unfair dismissal qualifying periods: a historical perspective

The government (along with its advisers such as the now-notorious Adrian Beecroft) claim that employment laws in general, and unfair dismissal laws in particular, are holding up the economy, by making employers afraid to take on new recruits. Many people … Continue reading

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Making sense of the EHRC’s stance on religion

A few weeks ago I blogged about the rather bizarre sounding messages that were coming from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the subject of religious freedoms at work. They said they intervene in 4 cases going to the … Continue reading

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