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Employment Law

19th May 2017

Social Media in the Workplace

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

Social media use has been on a rapid incline in recent years. In March 2017 there were over 1.94 billion...

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15th May 2017

Gender Reassignment Discrimination

Charlotte Nuttall Employment Law Solicitor

As an employer you are probably well aware of your obligations when it comes to discrimination on grounds of age,...

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08th May 2017

Getting paid whilst being asleep! – Part 2

Oliver McCann Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

On 20th April, we looked at when employees are entitled to be paid when they sleep in line with the...

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08th May 2017

The right to be accompanied results in £2 compensation sum

Julie Duane Napthens LLP – Employment Law Advocate

Precis Employers will be familiar with the concept of an employee being accompanied to a disciplinary hearing by either a work...

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27th April 2017

Parental Leave – What is it and what is it not?

Chris King Employment Law Specialist

March saw the publication of the new Parental Leave Policy and Procedure for QCS members. There is generally a lot...

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20th April 2017

Getting paid whilst being asleep!

Amie Harrison Trainee Solicitor

Last week saw a rise in the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) which is the minimum...

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07th April 2017

Ensuring continuing compliance with National Minimum Wage Regulations

Katy Parkinson Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

The National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced as part of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) Regulations in April 2016 and...

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05th April 2017

Does an incompetent handling of a grievance give rise to an inference of discrimination?

Julie Duane Napthens LLP – Employment Law Advocate

In the case of Kent Police v Bowler UKEAT/0214/16/RN the EAT has held that just because a grievance may have...

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29th March 2017

Notice of Termination where contract silent as to timing

Roxanne Buckley

In the case of Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood [2017] EWCA Civ 153 the Court of Appeal...

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16th March 2017

Dress codes, tattoos, piercings and discrimination

Anthony Fox Napthens LLP – Employment Law Specialist

Many employers in the care sector will have considered and may even already implement a dress code in the workplace....

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