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Employment Law

Furlough Leave – what do we know and how does it apply?

The Government has announced remarkable measures in response to the current crisis.  For employers, an important one is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  This will be a life line for many companies. The information that is currently available is limited, and no doubt finer details will be provided, however this is what we know so […]

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Coronavirus and work. What are the likely concerns

With the coronavirus, COVID—19, being such a widely-publicised issue at the moment, and the threat continuing to rise, it is important for employers to take necessary precautions and to adapt to the risks presented. We have considered some likely concerns of employers and how these can be addressed. How can employers help their employees? The […]

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Protection for Ethical Vegans

An Employment Tribunal has found that ethical vegans have a philosophical belief that is protected under the Equality Act 2010. It was held that those who hold this belief should have the same level of protection as those who hold religious beliefs. The tribunal judge was of the view that the belief was worthy of […]

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Operations manager ordered to pay compensation following alleged racist remark

Two employees at Capita Retail Financial Services brought a claim of racial harassment against both their employer and their operations manager, Mr Woodhouse, after Woodhouse made a racist comment about another staff member. The two employees, Miss S Kaur and Miss S Rehman, were of Asian ethnicity, and overheard Woodhouse’s racist comment when he walked […]

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