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A recent case has offered hope to employers who fail to take action following allegations of gross misconduct straight away.
A balance needs to be struck between improving transparency in the supply chain while ensuring that businesses take appropriate and proportionate action to tackle modern slavery.
Holiday and family leave: are employees entitled to take holiday even after a period of family leave?
Employees who take ‘family leave’ may not always given the opportunity to take accrued holiday when they return. But is this legal?
Order in (and out of) the house: what to do if an employee's behaviour damages your company's reputation
Hear, hear! Lord Sewel resigned following allegations involving drugs and prostitutes. But what if an employee in similar circumstances doesn’t resign – can you dismiss?
What employers are legally required to offer.
More companies will have to keep a close eye on their supply chains.
The existing Living Wage is already higher than the National Living Wage. What’s going on?
More ‘overseas’ employees are claiming UK employment rights.
One in five gay people have been bullied by colleagues because of their sexual orientation.
Annual statement of supply chain ’transparency’ required.
Expert lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths comment on these plans and proposals:...
Post-Farage and Blatter, Shoosmiths looks at some common questions about resignations.
When personalities collide at work they can create considerable difficulty. Such cases may therefore cause an employer to consider the dismissal of one, both or all parties. But how can an employer do so fairly?
The past two weeks have delivered nothing but bad news for trade unions and their supporters.
If in the course of an action the pursuer applies for and obtains an interim interdict preventing the defender from carrying out a particular activity, it is said that the pursuer obtains that order at their own risk.
What plans do the Conservative government intend to implement and how will this impact employers? Shoosmiths summarises the headline employment policies.
Do you agree with some of the discrimination decisions made by the courts in recent years? Shoosmiths presents three different scenarios.
A recent study community has revealed the greatest challenge currently faced by in-house legal teams. This article considers this challenge and how it might be addressed.
Obligations on businesses to ensure supply chains are slavery-free, including investigating suppliers and intermediaries.
Zurich v IEG – be aware of the difference in approach between Guernsey- and UK-based claims.