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Three key things to know about employing seasonal workers

As the summer months draw closer, we are about to enter one of the busiest periods for seasonal workers. During demanding times, many companies...
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Dismissal, disciplinary action or demotion: what happens when employees disclose poor...

Over a million UK employees have faced negative consequences after disclosing their mental health issues at work, according to a new report. It found...
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Home truths: what employers need to know about working from home

From new contracts to employees being distracted by the household chores. Philip McCabe, Principal Solicitor at McCabe and Co, takes a look at what...

How to create a culture of kindness (and reduce discrimination claims)...

As an employment lawyer, I have spent my most of my career advising clients how best to mitigate risks and claims, writes Danielle Spiers,...
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Debate: Should pregnant workers have their protection extended?

Described as ‘one to watch’ the European Advocate General's opinion in the case of Porras Guisado v Bankia SA and others (Case C-102/16) has sparked...

What can employers do to support women returning to work?

As part of City Giving Day, BDBF LLP is working with Smart Works, a charity supporting women returning to the workplace. Here, Emily Plosker,...
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Employment Tribunal finds Addison Lee drivers are workers

The Central London Employment Tribunal has today found that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers. The latest gig-economy ruling, which will reportedly affect...
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GMB claims victory as TfL strips Uber of its licence

GMB, the union, claims an historic victory for workers’ rights and passenger safety, after Transport for London (TfL) today refused to renew Uber’s license...
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Suspending employees: what employers need to know

Is suspending an employee a neutral act – as employers sometimes argue – or does it harm the employee’s reputation and should therefore be...
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Men in the UK would like to work more flexibly, according...

Men in the UK would like to work more flexibly, according to new research. Four in five of the men surveyed by the consultancy,...
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‘Respect workers’ rights or get out of London,’ GMB petition tells...

GMB a union which represents taxi and professional drivers is today teaming up with SumOfUs (a global consumer group that campaigns to hold big...

Employers must inform staff if emails are monitored says the ECHR,...

Employers cannot ‘reduce private social life in the workplace to zero’, says the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in today’s landmark judgment. Judges examined...
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Hidden Disabilities – what employers need to know

Jenna Ide, Solicitor at Thomas Mansfield Solicitors explains what we mean by "hidden disabilities" in the workplace and looks at what employers need to...