The employment tribunal in a recent case has held that veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore attracts the protection of the Equality Act 2010.
At this time of year, especially in retail, hospitality and delivery services, it’s less ‘Deck the Halls’ and more ‘All Hands on Deck’.
A Settlement Agreement (formerly known as a Compromise Agreement) is a contract entered into between employer and employee upon termination of employment, which sets out the terms of the agreement reached between them.
A Protective Award is a form of compensation awarded to employees in situations where an employer makes more than 20 employees redundant without collectively informing or consulting the employees about the redundancy.
Throughout its ten year history, Verisona Law has shared its knowledge, expertise and guidance with employers ranging from large corporate businesses and football clubs, to family businesses and niche sectors. To mark the firm’s tenth anniversary, here are the top ten issues we believe employers need to be aware of and confident in dealing with for the successful management of their staff.
New payslip requirements are set to come into force to include all workers, not just employees, and involve itemised calculations for variable rates of pay and hours worked.
Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process. Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights.
With the recent news that East Coast railway services have been re-nationalised, there has also been a resurgence of interest in the nationalisation of the entire rail network. With the Labour Party pledging that they’ll re-nationalise the railways if they’re voted into power, and 70% of UK citizens saying that they support re-nationalisation, Sue Ball at Verisona Law examines the potential impact of re-nationalisation on jobs.
Mental Health Awareness Week, 14th - 20th May 2018, is an opportunity for employers to revisit current practices and to see if their policy and culture match up to best practice.
2017 was a busy year in the world of Employment Law. Among the legal headlines were the removal of employment fees and the beginning of what was to become a national consultation on the pay gap between men and women.