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Currys offers paid leave to employees undergoing gender affirming care.

Reports of the new policy refer to ‘gender reassignment’ which adopts the language of the Equality Act 2010, which now is somewhat outdated. Transgender and non-binary people tend to refer to their gender identity as being ‘affirmed’ and not ‘reassigned’ …

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Time to review contractual non-compete clauses

In its policy paper Smarter Regulation to Grow the Economy published on 10 May, the government is proposing to limit non-compete clauses in employment contracts to three months. A non-compete clause is one type of a “restrictive covenant” that an …

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How working from home became a factor in private equity M&A

One of the many legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic is the fact that it supercharged the acceleration of many companies towards hybrid working practices. Many companies had no option but to embrace the “new normal” of trying to do business …

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The Power of the Human Touch – the use of artificial intelligence in employment

The world of work is changing fast, in part due to unprecedented technological advancements in recent years. This pace of change can be unsettling to some and, in many cases, neither the law nor businesses have been able to catch …

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Is there a decrease in remote working jobs being advertised?

It has been widely reported that the number of fully remote roles available has dropped significantly; this is a continuing trend month on month, making the job market more competitive for those seeking such roles. Initially, many employers have taken …

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Looking at 2023 Employment Litigation Trends

In the upcoming year, employers may encounter legal battles related to the standards within their industries. These challenges, brought forth by unions and advocates, will address topics such as the rights of employees, the status of workers, and whistleblowing. Associate …

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Employers could sue unions under new anti-strike laws

The government is reported to be considering a change in strike laws that would bring in “minimum service level” requirements across six sectors, including health, rail and education. Under the proposed changes, a strike could be deemed unlawful if unions …

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Ms R Jandu v Marks and Spencer: Dyslexic shop worker discriminated against

The case serves as a cautionary tale for employers approaching a redundancy exercise and highlights the pitfalls that even large employers may fall into when seeking to dismiss employees. Ms Jandu, who is dyslexic, had worked for the well-known retailer …

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Avoiding flashpoints in returning to the workplace

Daniel Zona, an Employment lawyer with Collyer Bristow, gives his views on how employers can avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims now that workplace social distancing rules have been eased. Running time: 6 mins

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Coronavirus: Police Powers and employment implications

The police now have the power to give any individual who refuses to follow the government guidance an on-the-spot fine of £60, which is reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If an individual persistently breaches the guidance, then …

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