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Attempting to buy positive reviews backfires on Lanistar

Fintech business Lanistar’s latest bold initiative to boost recruitment has landed them in hot water. Effective recruitment strategies are not just about a business picking the best applicants, they are...

Increase in civil penalties for employers found to have employed illegal workers

The government has announced plans to triple the maximum fine it can impose on employers who are found to have employed a person who does not have the right to...

Employee who hit back against employer’s requirement to install work apps on her personal phone was unfairly dismissed

In the recent case of Razan Alsnih v Al Quds Al-Arabi Publishing & Advertising the London Central Employment Tribunal were asked to look at the fairness of the dismissal of...

Five things you need to know about right to work checks

The right to work checks in place in the UK are complex and detailed. Businesses should take advice on a case-by-case basis to make sure that they stay on the...

Maya Forstater awarded over £100,000 following remedy hearing in gender critical belief discrimination case

The landmark case of Forstater v CGD Europe Limited was notable as the first case in which the UK courts confirmed that gender critical views (the belief that sex is...

A genuinely consensual termination cannot be an unfair dismissal

In the case recent of Riley v Direct Line Insurance Group the claimant had Autism Spectrum Disorder. He was absent from work due to this condition for several years. A...

Dress codes at work: key things to consider

Employers are able to issue employees with reasonable workplace instructions across a wide variety of different areas of working life. Dress code is one of these. Employers can set rules...

Government publishes response to proposal on reforming parental leave and pay

The government has published a response to a 2019 consultation on proposals for reforming parental leave and pay,  The response sets out substantive changes to paternity leave which will be...

‘New deal for working people’ – Labour plans to introduce right to disconnect if it wins the next election

The Labour Party have published their ‘New deal for working people’ outlining the changes they propose to make to employment law if they win the next election. Alongside high-profile proposals...

Government announces flexible working changes

Some changes are being made to the legal rules on flexible working under the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act 2023. The Act is likely to come into force next year....