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Webinar – IR35 employment status

On Thursday 13th February 2020, we hosted a webinar on the IR35 reforms and guidance on employment status. The full webinar can be accessed here. If you would like to ask questions, provide feedback or require further information about the webinar, the…

Employment law developments on the horizon

Sejal Raja considers key employment law changes which come into effect in 2020. Right to a written statement of terms – change effective from 6 April 2020 Currently employers are required to provide employees who have been continuously employed for more than…

Is veganism a protected characteristic?

This question was alluded to by the Employment Tribunal in the case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Limited & Others, click here for our previous article on this case. In this case it was held that being a vegetarian was not…

Can a Judge be a whistleblower?

Yes, says the Supreme Court in the case of Gilham v Ministry of Justice [2019] UKSC 44. What is a whistleblower? A whistleblower is a worker who discloses wrongdoing. Whistleblowing is when a worker raises concerns about practices occurring in the workplace.…

HIV Discrimination: Advice for employees and employers

Gareth Thomas’s brave revelations about living with HIV have inspired others living with the condition to open up about their experiences. Often individuals diagnosed with HIV can experience stigma in a number of arenas, including their workplace being a significant…

All tied up in knots?

Can a massage given in the workplace constitute harassment related to sex? A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal decision confirmed that a female manager massaging a male employee’s shoulders in an open plan office, whilst unwanted conduct, was not “related to…