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The latest publications from Devonshires.

From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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The Good Work Plan: Action needed on Employment Contracts
As trailed in our Guide to the Good Work Plan, 6 April 2020 will herald some quite significant changes to the content of most employment contracts. 
The Good Work Plan Guide
The Government’s Good Work Plan seems to keep on growing. Click to read our guide which draws together the most important aspects so that you know what to expect and when.
6 Tips for Dealing with Employee Data Subject Access Requests
A huge amount of personal data is collected by employers about employees during the course of their employment, meaning that a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) made by an employee can be a time-consuming task.
Discrimination arising from a disability – mistaken belief
Discrimination arising from a disability takes place when an employer treats an employee less favourably, not because of their disability, but because of “something” arising in consequence of the employee’s disability.
Recruitment: Creating a diverse workforce
Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce is still one of the biggest challenges facing companies. There are many reasons why a diverse workforce is beneficial for organisations.
What next for NDAs?
For many employers, a confidentiality clause or non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is considered a standard part of a settlement agreed with an employee.
How far does the principle of vicarious liability extend?
It is a well-known principle that employers can be held vicariously liable for the actions of their employees in the workplace. The test is whether or not those acts are closely connected with the employment.
Consultation on exit payment flexibility in the LGPS
Following a Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) consultation earlier this year around risk sharing, the Government has opened a further LGPS consultation on, amongst other things, flexibility around exit payments.
Employment Brief – 2019
This edition considers topics such as the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), whether an employee’s mistaken belief can give rise to disability discrimination and tips for dealing with data subject access requests.
Employment Training Programme 2019
Our Employment Training Programme for 2019 comprises 4 seminars covering a range of topics that we hope our clients and contacts will find interesting and informative.
Employment Brief – Spring 2018
Welcome Welcome to our latest round up of employment law and cases. In this edition we consider the important judgment relating to shared parental leave and whether it is discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental pay. We have also considered the important changes in relation to the tax treatment of
Shared Parental Leave & Discrimination
In two key cases, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that it is not directly discriminatory to pay enhanced maternity pay but only statutory shared parental leave pay. However, there is a risk that such a practice could be indirectly discriminatory. Direct Discrimination: Ali v Capita Mr Ali’s wife suffered from post natal depression and