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Opinion that employee not disabled under Equality Act does not give employer defence for not making reasonable adjustments
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. However, this duty only arises where the employer knows the employee is suffering from a qualifying disability.
Alison Downie, head of employment at Goodman Derrick, is set to chair the Law Society’s Survive and Thrive Law Management Roadshow.
The employment team at Goodman Derrick will be hosting a breakfast seminar on the key discrimination law case decisions for employers during 2013–14.
As with 2013, there will be no rest for employment law advisers, employers and HR practitioners in 2014, with further legislative change on the agenda.
The government has issued draft anti-avoidance legislation that overrides the current presumption that a member of an LLP is self-employed for tax purposes and is not an employee.
The introduction of compulsory pre-tribunal claim conciliation and forthcoming changes to the transfer of undertakings regulation
This year saw a raft of changes to employment law being introduced by the coalition government and 2014 will be no different.
Goodman Derrick has received recommendations in all of its core commercial practice areas from Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in 2013.
Goodman Derrick’s employment team will hold a breakfast seminar that will review the key employment decisions made during the course of 2013.
Goodman Derrick has announced the appointment of employment law partner Helen Brooks and solicitor Will Clift.
Health and safety in the workplace involves two different branches of the law, civil and criminal, as well as both corporate and personal responsibility.
The current controversy over the issue of zero-hours contracts is focused on the fact that they leave workers with little stability or security.
Wide-ranging pension reforms were introduced by the Pensions Act 2008 and came into force on 30 June 2012.
All UK employers will be required to auto-enrol eligible workers into a pension scheme and make mandatory contributions, in a process staged over several years.
Employers would be wise to stay alert to what can constitute ‘blowing the whistle’, particularly given the recent and upcoming changes in the law.
Employers and their human-resources advisers face constant difficulties in trying to avoid potential pitfalls posed by current employment and discrimination law.
Goodman Derrick announces employment law seminar.
The UK government has been considering changes to family-friendly rights. In early February 2013, the proposals came one step closer to becoming reality with the introduction of the Children and Families Bill 2012/13.
Goodman Derrick sets out some useful reminders on how to deal with sickness absence.
Employers and their Human Resources advisers face constant difficulties in trying to avoid potential pitfalls posed by current employment and discrimination law.
Goodman Derrick LLP has acted for clients in the hotel and leisure industry for many years and the Employment Department recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on its staff.