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Waiting a little longer – long term sickness dismissals

Meredith Hurst Friday, February 9, 2018

Dismissing employees on long term sick leave can be difficult. How long is an employer expected to wait? This is a vexed question, considered recently in O’Brien v Bolton St Catherine’s Academy

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Shared parental leave and pay – treating fathers equally

Meredith Hurst Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2018 looks like it will be an interesting year for employment law. We look at Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd looking at questions of direct discrimination in relation to shared parental leave and pay, and due to be appealed in 2018.

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More on the burden of proof in direct discrimination

Meredith Hurst Friday, December 22, 2017

Following Efobi v Royal Mail a recent Court of Appeal case, Ayodele v Citylink has restored the orthodoxy of the burden of proof in discrimination cases.

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Rethinking Holiday Pay for ‘Workers’- King v Sash Windows

Meredith Hurst Friday, December 22, 2017

It may not be hitting the headlines in the same way as the Uber case, but a recent CJEU decision, in the long running King v Sash Windows case, has big implications for ‘workers’ and their employers.

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Can a well-run grievance procedure prevent an employee ‘going rogue’?

Meredith Hurst Wednesday, November 29, 2017

With news that a departing Twitter employee managed to silence Donald Trump recently, we look at how to use your grievance procedure to prevent an employee ‘going rogue’.

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