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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Draft Code of Practice Dismissal and Re-engagement – Government Consultation
We outline the current Government consultation on a proposed new statutory code of practice on the use of fire and rehire practices.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Government Consultation – Holiday entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers
Following Supreme Court’s July 2022 ruling in Harpur Trust v. Brazel,  the Government has announced a consultation that is looking to change the calculation of holiday entitlement of part-year and irregular hours workers.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Marriage and Civil Partnership Discrimination
Direct marriage or civil partner discrimination occurs where a person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of marriage or civil partnership, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Looking Ahead to 2023
An overview of some of the legislative and case law changes to look out for in 2023.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Admissible Evidence
In the case of Health & Safety Executive v Jowett the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that documents relating to the Claimant’s previous employment with the Respondent could be admissible evidence in assessing the time period of future losses.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Negotiating settlements with employees – The Without Prejudice Rule and Protected Conversations
The law recognises that employers need to be able to initiate settlement discussions with their employees without fear of those discussions being used as evidence against them.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Flexible Working
Day one right to allow millions of employees the right to request flexible working in relation to when, where and how they work.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Reasonable adjustments: overcoming disadvantage or creating an advantage?
In the recent case of Hilaire v Luton Borough Council the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) found that removing a disabled local authority employee from the redundancy interview process and placing him in a new role without needing to go through the interview process would have removed the substantial disadvantage caused by his disability.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Trade unions: The basics
This year has seen increased living costs leading to an un-precedented number of strikes across different sectors and this is set to continue in the run-up Christmas.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Ban on exclusivity clauses in low-income employment contracts
Regulations have been made to extend the ban on adding exclusivity clauses in employment contracts to low-income workers who earn no more than the lower earnings limit.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Anti-bullying Week
This week is anti-bullying week. This is an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness of bullying and highlight ways of preventing it. Each year anti-bullying week has a theme; this year it is Reach Out. Reach Out aims to encourage people to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Government backs extended redundancy protection after family leave
The Government announced on 21 October 2022 that it was backing the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill.