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The Colonel closed

We recently saw a media storm over concerns that the UK would not be able to get their fix of deep fried chicken, as fast food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) revealed supply issues resulting in impromptu closures and staff…

Key changes in employment law from 1 April 2018

Sejal Raja looks at the key dates and changes in employment law coming in to force in April 2018. Increase in family friendly rates and statutory sick pay The level of statutory maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay increases to £145.18…

Holiday pay – A round up

At the end of 2017, the European Court of Justice in King v Sash Window Workshop Ltd handed down a landmark decision in relation to holiday pay. Here we revisit the basic principles that apply to holiday pay and explore the…

#MeToo – Sexual discrimination in the workplace

The Harvey Weinstein scandal broke in October 2017 and the #MeToo hashtag picked up momentum on a global scale across social media across sectors far and wide, demonstrating the widespread prevalence of sexual discrimination in the workplace. Since then, scandal after…

Equal pay – The battle of the sexes continues

As we start the month of March, marked by marches and events calling for gender equality, yet another supermarket giant faces claims for equal pay that could cost billions. Campaigners, politicians and Hollywood stars stood shoulder to shoulder outside the Palace of…

New compensation limits in force from 6 April 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018 will come into force on 6 April 2018. It provides that certain compensation limits will be increased from this date. The changes are as follows: The limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will…

When is the ‘effective date of termination’?

Identifying the correct effective date of termination (EDT) is important, particularly when considering a claim for unfair dismissal. A claim must be presented to the Tribunal within three months of the EDT, subject to any extension by ACAS early conciliation. The…