Joelson successfully defends BCPL Limited in copyright infringement claim

November 2019

Joelson successfully defends BCPL Limited, owned and founded by Caprice Bourret, in a copyright infringement claim brought by Ashley Wilde Group Limited.

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EAT overturns strike out of health and safety dismissal claim

June 2019

The EAT has overturned an employment tribunal’s decision to strike out a claim for automatically unfair constructive dismissal on the grounds that it was not properly pleaded.

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Right to Suspend

June 2019

Where an employee is accused of serious misconduct, employers may be tempted to suspend the person in question whilst deciding what to do next.

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Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer the same enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?

June 2019

Is it discriminatory to offer your female staff enhanced maternity pay but to not offer enhanced terms to your male employees taking shared parental leave?

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Disability and dismissal

June 2019

Employers are reminded that they need to take into account an employee’s disability, at all stages of the dismissal process.

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The imperative to settle bets in accordance with published rules

April 2019

In a recent blog, the Gambling Commission reminded operators to settle bets in line with their published rules and provided a few tips to help operators.

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‘Always on’ culture: recipe for disaster?

September 2018

Are the current working conditions in the UK detrimental to its workforce? Is there anything employers can do to ameliorate the effects of an ‘always on’ culture? What are the potential risks for employers?

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How to handle office romances in the aftermath of #MeToo

September 2018

The #MeToo movement empowered victims to share their experiences on social media and demonstrated the prevalence of sexual harassment in society. As a result, many employers are reviewing how they should deal with workplace relationships which can give rise to sexual harassment or discrimination claims, especially where relationships break down.

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Obtaining a report from Occupational Health

September 2018

When an employee is ill, an employer will often wish to engage Occupational Health to produce a report on the employee’s health, any adjustments that could be made to the employee’s role and the return to work possibilities and options. It is usually the employer’s responsibility to arrange and pay for the occupational health appointment. … Continue reading “Obtaining a report from Occupational Health”

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Office Romances post #MeToo

September 2018

Given we spend 90% of our day with our work colleagues it is not surprising that the workplace is reported to be the second most popular way to meet a significant other. 15% of people report having met a significant partner in the workplace. Workplace relationships can become problematic for any senior level executive – … Continue reading “Office Romances post #MeToo”

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