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Investigating harassment complaints

Failing to investigate a complaint can have serious consequences. It not only damages an organisation’s reputation, but it can also have serious legal consequences. So perhaps now is a good time to remind employers of the potential negative legal outcomes,

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 6 July 2019

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 Five top tips for preparing for IR35

Known more commonly as IR35, the rules are currently already in place within the public sector, where they have already sparked considerable controversy and several high-profile cases in the First Tier Tribunal – including successful appeals lodged by TV presenters, such as Lorraine Kelly. 

Article by: Julian Cox | Published: 17 June 2019

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Top guide to upcoming Employment law changes

Employment law can be fast moving and in these days of political and economic uncertainty it is more important than ever for HR teams to provide practical advice to business.  A medium to long term strategic HR plan needs to look beyond Brexit and consider what opportunities and challenges might be presented.

Article by: Emma Shipp | Published: 25 April 2019

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The Google GDPR fine – why this case is significant

So, what is the defence – you made the effort, or you have cooperated with the investigation or both, perhaps that’s still not enough if you have the resources and funds to ensure compliance. This case relates to a very large establishment and the fine clearly reflects this.

Article by: Karen Holden | Published: 4 February 2019

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Five key employment law changes organisations need to plan for in 2019

Pay will dominate the 2019 employment law agenda.  In addition to producing a gender pay gap report, companies with more than 250 employees will be required to report on the difference in pay between their chief executive and their average worker.

Article by: Paula Bailey | Published: 13 January 2019

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Royal Opera House appeals “acoustic shock” decision to Court of Appeal

In March 2018 the High Court handed down its decision in Goldscheider v The Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation [2018] EWHC 687. The case involved a viola player who had suffered from “acoustic shock” as a result of being placed just a few feet in front of the horn section during a 2012 rehearsal of Wagner’s Die Walkure.

Article by: Michael McCartney | Published: 6 January 2019

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Supermarket vicariously liable for payroll data breach by employee 

The Court of Appeal in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants has upheld the High Court decision that an employer was vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who disclosed the personal information of 100,000 employees on the internet. 

Article by: Hannah Pryce | Published: 29 October 2018

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DB consultation: what will a stronger Regulator mean for trustees?

The DWP’s proposals are welcomed in terms of their efforts to create a stronger Regulator. Contributor Faith Dickson. The key to success will be to focus on making sure that their powers are clear and that they can be used quickly, to ensure that the new regime operates as intended.

Article by: Faith Dickson | Published: 27 August 2018