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Causation and correlation in workplace harassment claims

25 Oct 2019

The Employment Tribunal held in Raj v Capita Business Services that establishing an offensive or humiliating environment alone is not sufficient to establish that the conduct relates to a protected characteristic. In order to prove successful, a claimant must establish that the reason for the conduct…

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Supreme Court open up application of whistleblowing rights

21 Oct 2019

The Supreme Court has taken a purposive approach to the interpretation of domestic employment legislation in order to comply with human rights obligations and ensure that a district judge was protected following a whistleblowing claim. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 and Employment Rights…

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IR35 tax changes due to hit the private sector in 2020

17 Oct 2019

As of April 2020, the Government are rolling out the off-payroll tax changes made to the public sector to medium and large sized private companies. In April 2017, the Government replaced the original IR35 legislation with new off-payroll tax affecting the public sector. The change puts the onus on the…

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Forbes Solicitors Celebrates Legal 500 Successes

02 Oct 2019

Forbes Solicitors is celebrating after being recommended in 15 Legal 500 categories and ranking as a Top Tier Firm, with 35 lawyers listed as recommended. Forbes' category recommendations are up one from last year, with Contentious Trusts and Probate being ranked for the first time. The…

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Employee accompaniment a laughing matter?

26 Sep 2019

A redundancy, grievance or disciplinary process can be confusing and stressful for both employers and the individual involved. Employment law provides the employee with the right to accompaniment at related meetings by a trade union representative or work colleague to offer a degree of support. Often…

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Legal Advice Privilege

16 Sep 2019

Legal advice privilege is a lot like gravity, most people know it exists and are glad it exists, but don't really understand it. If legal advice privilege didn't exist then whilst we wouldn't all float away into the atmosphere, it would make taking effective advice for your organisation much…

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Stuart Lowery Joins Forbes Solicitors As HR Business Partner

09 Sep 2019

Stuart Lowery has joined leading legal firm Forbes Solicitors as a HR Business Partner in the Employment team. Stuart's role will support clients beyond the legal aspects of HR, providing advice and practical support on the implementation of different HR policies, practices and systems. Based…

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Covertly Recording Meetings

09 Jul 2019

A common question that is often asked by employers is what can I do if my employee has covertly recorded a meeting. Only a few years ago employees would have to be very motivated to covertly record meetings and it was not uncommon to find employees producing devices James Bond would be envious of,…

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Further criticism of the use of NDAs in discrimination cases

05 Jul 2019

The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee published its report into "The use of non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases" last month. The Committee launched an inquiry following the concern surrounding non-disclosure agreements ("NDAs") in the wake of the #MeToo…

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