June, 2018

Can menopausal symptoms amount to a disability?

Jun 28, 2018 Under the Equality Act 2010, a person is viewed as disabled if they suffer from a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial ‘long term’ negative effect on their ability to carry out day

“Working people need more than vague promises” says the Trade Union Congress

Jun 22, 2018 Summary of the Queens speech 2017: What it means for you The Queens speech was delivered on the 21st of June 2017 in the House of Parliament. The purpose of this speech

Understanding Employment Status , The Risks of Getting it Wrong and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Jun 22, 2018 UK employment laws are extremely complex and with the government introducing regular changes, many UK employers often struggle to keep up to date and keep their business compliant. The though

Top tips to help employers stay on the ball throughout the World Cup

Jun 19, 2018 World Cup fever is well and truly underway, this blog focuses on how to manage your football fanatic employees and embrace the competition in the workplace. From football crazy fans, to those that

Employers – Avoid an Own Goal During FIFA World Cup 2018

Jun 15, 2018 Introduction The 2018 FIFA World Cup started yesterday and will run until 15 July. Whilst this will no doubt excite football fans others will be less excited

Employment Status: Supreme Court dismisses Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal

Jun 14, 2018 Yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down its eagerly sought verdict on the employment status of plumber, Gary Smith. In the unanimous vote, the Supreme Court dismissed Pimlico Plumbers’ appeal an

Does ‘misconduct’ need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal (without prior warnings) fair?

Jun 06, 2018 Does dismissal need to be ‘gross’ to make a dismissal fair? No, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in Quintiles Commercial v Barongo. In this case, the Claimant wor