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Our senior solicitor, Arwen Makin, has written a Q&A on the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus by our HR customers
2 weeks ago by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The moral case for continually striving for improved inclusion and diversity within our organisations is clear. But what does that mean for the business?
19th Feb 2020 by Helena Wheeler in Insight
An increasing number of organisations are making inclusion and diversity a key part of their agendas, writes ESP Law senior solicitor, Helena Wheeler.
27th Sep 2019 by in Legal Updates
In an era where people are finding it increasingly tough to switch off and unwind, such a change in pace for society can have a detrimental effect on wellbeing.
12th Sep 2019 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
It is certainly the case that, until relatively recently, trans people have been ‘hidden away’, with many masking their true gender identity for fear of recrimination.
30th Jul 2019 by Arwen Makin in Insight
Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination for employers. Age discrimination at work – treating someone unfairly because of age – is against the law apart from in very limited circumstances...
14th Feb 2019 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
July 2018 has seen many memorable headlines, however Brexit continues to dominate the news, with the current state of affairs appearing somewhat, shall we say, uncertain...
26th Jul 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
Acas has released two new guides on The 2018 World Cup and Religion or Belief Discrimination...
7th Jun 2018 by in Legal Updates
HR Professionals may recall the highly publicised case from 2016 of Nicola Thorp, a 27 year old receptionist working as a temp via an agency, Portico, for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Part of the Portico formal dress code was for women to wear high heels. When Nicola turned up to work in flat...
5th Jun 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
Compensation for awards in discrimination is unlimited and will normally include a sum to represent financial losses (both past and future) and an award for injury to feelings. Injury to feelings are based on Vento guidelines, and these sums are subject to regular inflationary increases...
3rd May 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
In Part 1 of this blog, we discussed the fact that employers are vicariously liable for employees’ actions ‘in the course of employment’, and that this definition can be very wide. We looked at examples, and noted that employers need to be able to demonstrate they have taken ‘all reasonable...
1st May 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The Ministry of Justice has published the provisional tribunal statistics for October to December 2017.
9th Mar 2018 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
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