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Legal Issues – Mental Health at Work

In July 2017 we released an update on the Taylor Review, in which Matthew Taylor and his team outlined their recommendations to the government in relation to working practices in the UK. On the heels of that review, we now have ‘Thriving at Work’, a review commissioned by the government […]

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Ask the Expert – Anonymous witness statements

Question: “An employee who has been with us for several years has been accused of bullying members of their team. The allegations are serious and could result in dismissal. In line with our policy we have commenced an investigation by interviewing the relevant colleagues. However, we have already been told […]

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Tribunal Tale – Reasonable adjustments

The law on disability discrimination is complex, particularly in the field of reasonable adjustments. The case below is a reminder of just how expensive it can be if an employer doesn’t meet their duties to a disabled employee in that regard. In Bannister v HMRC, Ms Bannister had been employed […]

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Legal Issues – Pregnancy and redundancy

Laws relating to pregnancy and maternity are complex, with a range of protections afforded to employees during pregnancy and maternity leave. In relation to dismissal, European legislation prohibits the dismissal of employees from the beginning of their pregnancy to the end of their maternity leave, other than in exceptional cases […]

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*NEW* Navigator’s 3C Workshops – (Coffee, Cake & Compliance)

Preparing for the GDPR Dates Wednesday 1st November – Aberdeen Thursday 2nd November – Edinburgh – FULLY BOOKED Friday 3rd November – Glasgow Friday 10th November – Edinburgh – FULLY BOOKED *NEW DATE* Thursday 16th November – Edinburgh Workshop & Action Plan Our compliance workshops will provide delegates with a […]

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Ask the Expert – Right to work checks and Brexit

Question: “I recently offered someone a new job. When I asked them to prove their right to work in the UK, they provided me with a Polish passport. The only thing is, the passport expired a few years ago and they don’t have any other ID. Do they have the […]

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HR Issues – Compulsory Gender Pay Gap deadline fast approaching

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) deadline of 25 May 2018 has many in a frenzy.  However, under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, private and voluntary sector organisations with over 250 employees will have completed or be working towards the Gender Pay Gap Regulations (GPGR) […]

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Legal Issues – PHI on a TUPE transfer

Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) is generally a contractual arrangement under which an employee will be entitled to a certain level of pay, usually a percentage of their normal pay, in the event that they are unable to attend work due to ill-health for a period of time. In many cases […]

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Tribunal Tale – Monitoring employee activity

In January 2016 we issued an update in relation to a Mr Bărbulescu, whose case involved him being monitored by his employer. The initial decision, made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), was that his employer had committed no wrongdoing. However, that decision has now been appealed. As […]

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Navigator News – New Head of HR Projects

We are delighted to announce that Stephanie Harper will be joining Navigator as Head of HR Projects early next week. Stephanie arrives with a wealth of HR project experience and we know that she is ideally placed to provide something new and exciting to and for our wider client group. […]

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30th August 2017