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UK Twitter staff seek out legal advice after Musk’s global job cuts

National firm Winckworth Sherwood is set to represent a group of UK Twitter employees, after new owner Elon Musk announced last week that 3,700 staff were to be laid off globally. The Lawyer understands that a substantial number of employees have approached Winckworth for legal advice since the announcement, with numbers continuing to mount up. […]

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Squires fends off dispute over 2020 redundancy process

Squire Patton Boggs has fended off an unfair dismissal claim by a former associate, who was made redundant in 2020 after low levels of work in its disputes team. A judgment released by the Employment Tribunal noted how Maria Davies was a level one associate in the law firm’s London office along with four others. […]

Garden Court to pay barrister £22,000 in gender-critical dispute

The Employment Tribunal has found that Garden Court Chambers did discriminate against its criminal defence barrister Allison Bailey because of her gender-critical beliefs.  Bailey brought the discrimination lawsuit against Garden Court and LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall. The chambers has been ordered to pay Bailey compensation, including aggravated damages, of over £22,000. In December 2018, Bailey had […]

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Pinsents gears up for onslaught of claims after P&O’s mass firings

Pinsent Masons is on call for longstanding client P&O Ferries as it looks set to be hit with potential employment claims arising from its decision to sack 800 staff last week, The Lawyer understands. The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, advised by Thompsons, is gearing up for legal action against P&O Ferries […]

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SRA drops case against former Freshfields partner

The Solicitors Regulation Authority has dropped an investigation launched into one of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s employment partners. The regulator started a review into a case handled by Caroline Stroud, who retired from Freshfields’ partnership last spring. The review related to a matter involving Freshfields’ client UBS and how the bank handled an alleged rape incident. […]

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Star legal writers: Employment

Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’  https://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/how-to-deal-with-a-workplace-fracas/3032681.article Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

Featured briefings

Incentivising staff in a green economy: green benefits

Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.

P&O further wage cuts blocked

Ferry company P&O hit the headlines last month when it made 800 workers redundant via an online video call and with almost no notice.

Canada: Employment, Labour & Equalities Law Webinar Series | Remote Workplace

Remote work – what was once the exception in most workplaces is now becoming the new standard. With the shift to remote work, however, comes new legal issues and challenges for employers. In this on-demand webinar, a panel of legal professionals unpack the various employment, health and safety, privacy, tax and immigration issues that may arise within the remote work environment and highlight the best practices through which to address these issues.

New visa routes: How can we use these to help fill vacancies?

The Government announced several new business immigration routes to be launched in 2022 which consolidate and reform existing routes. The aim is to provide more opportunities for businesses to attract talent from overseas as well as to provide opportunities for growing businesses and recent graduates from international universities.

TUPE, pensions and public sector outsourcing

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply where there is a ‘relevant transfer’, which can involve (i) a business/asset transfer; or (ii) a service provision change (SPC). It is the relevant transfer of a SPC that is most relevant in public sector outsourcing and retendering.