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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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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Updated ICO Guidance on DSARs
Last week, the ICO published new detailed guidance on how organisations should handle data subject access requests.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Managing and supporting employees suffering domestic abuse
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the Equality and Human Rights Commission have recently published 'Managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse: a guide for employers'.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Higgs v Farmor’s School – Protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010
Last month an Employment Tribunal held that the philosophical beliefs of an employee that gender cannot be fluid and that an individual cannot change their biological sex or gender were protected beliefs under the Equality Act 2010.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Amendments to the Employment Tribunal Rules
Last month we reported on the Minutes from the 41st Employment Tribunals National User Group meeting, where the backlog of cases in the Employment Tribunals, caused by the abolishment of Tribunal fees in 2017 and Covid-19, was discussed.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Gender fluid / non-binary employee covered by Equality Act 2010
In a ground breaking judgement, the Birmingham Employment Tribunal has ruled that non-binary and gender fluid people are protected under the Equality Act.
The Job Support Scheme
The Chancellor announced his new Job Support Scheme earlier today, which will be introduced from 1 November 2020 when the current Furlough Scheme expires.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Test and Trace for Employers – Take away points
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently published guidance for employers on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing.  
LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements: What will they mean for participating employers?
Following a consultation undertaken during May – July 2019, the Government announced in August 2020 that it was going to legislate for so-called Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be lawfully concluded between an LGPS Fund and an admitted employer.
Homeworking – The big 5 points to consider
The Covid-19 restrictions have shone the spotlight on agile working in a way never before seen. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Government’s response to proposed extensions to family-friendly rights
Last week, the Government published its response to the House of Common’s Petitions Select Committee's recommendations that certain family-friendly rights be extended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: K v L
Last week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held in K v L that it was unfair to dismiss an employee for a crime that he was charged with but not prosecuted for, where the evidence was inconclusive.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: New government guidance for employees self-isolating after returning to the UK
As coronavirus symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear, individuals travelling abroad must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival unless they are travelling from a country or territory within a travel corridor, a common travel area, or a British overseas territory.