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Dealing with social media in the workplace

The recent case of Smith –v- Trafford Housing Trust has highlighted the difficulties employers face with social media and its relationship in the workplace. Here we summarise some practical tips employers are recommended to follow when considering how to address … Continue reading

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Change to Collective Redundancy in the offing

The Government has launched a consultation to consider changes to the rules on collective redundancies. The proposals include: • a new non statutory code of practice • a reduction in the length of the consultation period for collective redundancies from … Continue reading

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Protected Conversations – are we any further forward?

Following an amendment to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, any discussions between an employer and an employee surrounding offers to terminate employment are to be inadmissible in unfair dismissal claims. The aim of the new legislation is to ensure … Continue reading

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Obligatory Equal Pay Audits proposed for employers who lose equal pay claims

Employers who lose sex discrimination cases will be required to carry out equal pay audits across their workforce and may also be ordered by tribunals to publish a comparison of men and women’s earnings across their entire business. These proposals … Continue reading

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Are CRB checks portable on a TUPE transfer?

It is common for employers who are receiving a TUPE transfer in of employers who are subject to CRB checks to carry out their own checks.  Often this is because they are required to do so by the outgoing employer … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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Update – an unsuccessful candidate’s entitlement to information regarding the recruitment process

The recent case of Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH, in the European Court of Justice, has held that an employer is not obliged to disclose information on the successful job applicant to an unsuccessful job applicant, who meets … Continue reading

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