The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job applicants and other workers such as agency workers and contractors. With school leavers and graduates competing with an ageing population who want or need to work longer, employers face an increasing risk of claims of age discrimination being brought against them by people who believe their job prospects have been adversely affected because of their age. In this blog I set out the basic principles of age discrimination, the main areas in which they are likely to affect employment practices and how employers can avoid falling foul of the law.
Many disabled people are unsure of their rights at work and what help their employer is obliged to give them. This post seeks to provide information to anyone who thinks they may be suffering disability discrimination at work.
We will be closing the office for the Christmas holidays on Friday 21 December 2018 at 1.00pm and re-opening on 2nd January 2019 at 8.30am. To clients past, present and future, we thank you for your support in 2018 and look forward to working with you in the new year.
Christmas Parties and the immediate aftermath can cause chaos within the workplace. I’m sure at some point in our working life, we have all heard rumours about colleagues getting tipsy and making inappropriate passes at colleagues. This may all be taken in good humour and for the most part I think we can agree that Christmas Parties can be great fun. However, at this time of year, employees must remember that their actions, even at a Christmas Party, could give rise to very serious repercussions. Similarly, employers should give appropriate guidance to staff who attend work functions. Read my blog to find out more.
If you have been offered a Settlement Agreement (previously called a Compromise Agreement) by your employer, you must obtain independent legal advice before signing. Read on to find out more about how we help clients who have been offered a Settlement Agreement.
An employee’s terms of employment are likely to change during the course of their employment, for example due to a pay rise or promotion. These types of changes are usually agreed by the employer and employee without any difficulty. But what if the employer wishes to make changes to the contract that the employee is less keen to accept? Read on for more information.
To clients old and new, please be aware we will be closing the office for the Christmas holidays Friday 21st December 2017 at 1.00pm. We will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2018 at 8.30am.
Being told you are being made redundant puts pressure on you and your family. Unfortunately, you are often stressed and anxious at the very time you need to be thinking clearly. In this post, we set out some questions to help you prepare for a redundancy process.
I was delighted to help a client who was struggling with a Settlement Agreement. The agreement would terminate her employment and pay her compensation in return. It had been negotiated between her Union and her employer, but all was not as she expected. Read on for more information.