Employment Law in 2020 – This Is The Year That Was

Every year, UK Employment Legislation sees a number of changes, to accommodate new precedents set by cases and court rulings, and to reflect changes to lifestyles, societal needs, political landscapes and more. I think we can probably all agree that 2020, possibly more so than any other year in recent memory, handed those out in

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When an Employee Requests Their Personal Data – A Q&A with Su Allen HR

A Subject Access Request, known as an S.A.R., is a request made by an employee to their employer for information held about them.  Although there could be a number of motives for these requests, they are typically made as part of an intended grievance. As an unexpected side effect of living and working in a

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Covid-19 and Mental Health – The Other ‘Second Wave’

In our June Blog, we discussed steps for running an organisation in a time post-Covid-19.  However, getting back to ‘normal’ is about more than simply the operational practicalities.  Although many of us will have experienced periods of anxiety, stress and loneliness during the pandemic and at times these feelings may have overwhelmed us, when things

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The Future Is… At Home?

When Covid-19 swept across the world, millions found themselves ordered to stay at home by their Governments to help reduce the spread and this, by default, led to swift worldwide adaption. Businesses needed to adapt accordingly, finding workable solutions to, wherever possible, remain operational and profitable and safely keeping their employees earning a salary and

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Ethical Veganism Protected by Law

In a landmark ruling in January 2020, an Employment Tribunal found that a claimant’s ethical veganism qualified as a “philosophical belief”, and therefore, should be protected by law. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their religion or philosophical belief. The case, brought to Tribunal by vegan

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Coronavirus – Considerations for Health & Managing Your Workplace

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Coronavirus situation, and to provide continued support to our readers, we are updating this blog post as news reports and new government directives break, so do check back regularly.  Updates can be found at the end of the post.   Last Updated 22/05/2020 Covid-19, a new addition

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