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Employment legal update
Opinion  |  28:06:22
Employment legal update #56 | June 2022
Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.
Employee wellbeing
Opinion  |  27:06:22
Wellbeing: a strategic priority
World wellbeing week takes place this week from 27th June to 1st July 2022 and provides the opportunity to promote awareness of the wide-ranging aspects of wellbeing.
Staffing agencies care sector
Opinion  |  24:06:22
Staffing agencies in the care sector: how to choose the right model for your business
It is well documented that the care sector is struggling with significant challenges in recruitment and retention of staff. Whilst an effective staff retention strategy is a priority for many, some of the solutions are not quick-fixes and operators may need to continue to engage agency staff to plug the gaps.
LGBTQ discrimination
Opinion  |  23:06:22
More work to be done: members of LGBTQ+ communities continue to face discrimination at work
Despite 50 years of progress, many LGBTQ+ members still face daily discrimination, and some employees in these communities worry that they may face negative consequences for revealing their sexual identity at work.
Tupe transfer
Opinion  |  22:06:22
Informing and consulting on a TUPE transfer – where does liability lie? (Health & Social Care)
Merger and acquisition activity in the health and social care sector is busier than ever, and it is an exciting time for care providers looking to grow and expand their portfolios. There are also...
Employee data
Opinion  |  15:06:22
Data Subject Access Requests – navigating employee data rights
Under the Data Protection Act 2018 employees have the right to obtain their personal data that is being processed by their employer. Making this request is known as a data subject access request (“DSAR”).
TUPE
Opinion  |  10:06:22
Informing and consulting on a TUPE transfer – where does liability lie?
What is TUPE? TUPE stands for the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. The regulations are far-reaching and aim to protect UK employees when their employment is transferred to a new entity. ...
Workplace banter
Opinion  |  01:06:22
Employment Tribunal claims relating to workplace banter on the rise
A recent piece of research reported in the Telegraph and Financial Times found that UK employment tribunal cases relating to workplace “banter” rose by 45 percent last year.
Bald sex harassment
Opinion  |  01:06:22
Can calling a man “bald” amount to sex-related harassment?
An Employment Tribunal ruled that a man who was called a “bald ****” by a colleague in the workplace was subjected to harassment related to sex.
Opinion  |  05:05:22
Employment legal update #55 | May 2022
Our Employment & HR team brings its monthly review of new legislation, guidance and case law.
P&O Ferries
Opinion  |  07:04:22
P&O Ferries: Scandal at Sea?
On 17 March 2022 news broke that P&O Ferries (“P&O”) had made almost 800 of its maritime staff redundant. Although P&O have quashed rumours of ‘taser-trained security guards with handcuffs forcibly removing workers’, it is clear that the legislative rules that protect workers from unfair dismissal may not have been followed. 
Right to work
Opinion  |  06:04:22
Right to work checks go digital
Today new legislation and regulatory guidance has come into force enabling employers to digitally verify the identities of British and Irish citizens with valid passports for the purpose of ‘Right to Work’ checks.
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