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Inquiry on whether the menopause should be legally protected under employment law

2022-02-24

As part of its inquiry into menopause in the workplace, in January 2022 the Women and Equalities Select Committee listened to evidence from employment lawyers.

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Tribunal claims based on health and safety concerns have tripled

2022-02-24

The number of employment tribunal claims based on health and safety concerns has tripled in the past year. According to figures obtained via a freedom

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Employee was fairly dismissed for not complying with the grievance process

2022-02-24

In a recent case, a claimant was dismissed on the grounds of his misconduct because he persistently made multiple informal grievances, he was unwilling to

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Employer not liable for workplace injury caused by employee’s prank

2022-02-24

In a recent court case, an employee played a practical joke on the claimant, who was a contractor at work, by bringing explosive pellets into

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Employers must provide suitable PPE to employees and workers from 6 April 2022

2022-02-24

On 6 April 2022, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 will come into force. The amended regulations will require employers to provide

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Failed challenge to Supreme Court’s decision in “support gay marriage” cake case

2022-02-24

The Supreme Court previously decided that the Christian owners of a bakery had not directly discriminated against the claimant on the grounds of religious belief,

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Stress, anxiety and depression caused half of work-related illness in 2020/2021

2022-02-24

According to a new report by the Health and Safety Executive, 850,000 workers suffered from a new case of a work-related illness in 2020/2021 and

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Withdrawal of a secondment offer for safety reasons was not disability discrimination

2022-02-24

In a recent tribunal claim, an employer withdrew an employee’s secondment offer to Montenegro, following medical advice that it would jeopardise the employee’s safety. The

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EAT find a director and shareholder of a company was not an employee or worker

2022-02-24

A claimant who was a 40% shareholder and co-director of a company, and who received payments described as a "salary", left the business following a

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Saga claims to be the first UK employer to introduce paid grandparent leave

2022-02-24

Insurance company ‘Saga’ claim they will become the first UK employer to offer one week of paid grandparent leave to its employees after the birth of

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