Protected characteristics and unconscious bias: the do’s and don’ts of interviews

The independent McGregor-Smith Review, published earlier this year, looked at issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME)...

TUPE: Taking the commercial view

When it comes to TUPE, it makes sense to take a pragmatic, commercial view, says Dominic Holmes, Partner,...

A Philosophical Belief In Leicester?

Since the introduction of laws covering protection against discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief in...

Enforcing gender pay gap reporting?

With the recent resignation of BBC former China Editor, Carrie Gracie and only months to go until...

Transgender Employees: Five things employers need to know

Here, Leon Deakin of Irwin Mitchell LLP outlines five things employers need to know about employing transgender...

Is veganism a “philosophical belief” that should be protected by law?

An employment tribunal is being asked to decide whether veganism is a "philosophical belief" and therefore, should...

What to do when an employee is pregnant

Over a third of employers believe that during the recruitment process it's reasonable to ask women about...

Three things we have learned from Jeffrey v British Council

Employers who recruit staff in the UK but employ them overseas could face actions under domestic tribunals...

Five things we know about…Gender Pay Gap Reports

On 1 October 2016, it is anticipated that regulations will come into force in the UK which...

Unlimited Holiday: The myth, the legend

Silicon Valley tech companies were the first to promote unlimited holiday as a benefit, with Netflix regularly...

Employment Tribunal crisis

Since the Supreme Court ruled Employment Tribunal fees were unlawful, figures show that the number of claims has...

Five mistakes not to make when it comes to pay

The recent scandal at Caerphilly Council has taught a valuable lesson to employers: be on the ball...

Should employers always look on the Brightside of life?

When informing employees that their employment is being terminated, many employers choose to provide the employee with...

Settlement agreements for Senior Executives (five things HRs should prepare for)

Settlement agreements are a useful tool to end cleanly the employment of an unwanted senior executive or...

Gig-economy: Court of Appeal rules against Pimlico Plumbers over self-employed status

The Court of Appeal’s ruling on Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith is ‘significant’ but ‘not surprising’, according...

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...