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Legal Issues – Religion and the workplace

Background Religion and belief is one of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010, and as such taking formal action (such as dismissal) against an employee because of their religion or belief could give rise to claims, such as unfair dismissal and/or discrimination. However, adhering to a set of […]

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One Year On: GDPR Update Session for Independent Schools

One Year On: GDPR Update Session for Independent Schools 15 August 2019, Glasgow What will it cover? It is now over a year since the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, which has seen organisations taking diligent steps to better protect sensitive data. However, most will recognise […]

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Health & Safety – Fire Safety Awareness

Fire Safety Awareness 22 August 2019 Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA This engaging and thought provoking session has been designed to provide knowledge to those in control of premises, or fire wardens, of the risks associated with fire and the practical […]

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Tribunal Tale – Khawaja v Transport for London

The facts of the case Mr Khawaja (MK), of Pakistani descent, worked for Transport for London (TfL) from October 2016 as a Principal Tunnel Traffic Coordinator. MK’s team had conference calls twice per day, and also organised ‘huddles’ on a regular basis, that were attended by the supervisor or her […]

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Legal issues – Working time and record-keeping

Background The UK’s myriad rules on working time, rest breaks, rest periods and holidays are found in the UK’s Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). The WTR were developed from the Working Time Directive (WTD), which operates at a European level. Much of the European case law is decided on the […]

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Legal Issues – Family leave and discrimination

Background We issued an update in 2017 looking at whether enhancing maternity pay but not pay for other forms of family leave was discriminatory. At that time, in Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited, Mr Ali successfully claimed direct discrimination when his employer paid him only the statutory rate of […]

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Upcoming Events – How To Handle Discipline & Grievance Effectively; Masterclass in Mediation

We are hosting a number of events in our Edinburgh office over the summer months. How To – Handle Discipline & Grievance Effectively Thursday 6th June 9.15am – 12.30pm £105 + VAT This session looks at the skills, knowledge and approach managers should use when dealing with such people matters by […]

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Tribunal Tale – Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District Ltd

Background One form of disability discrimination that is often considered in the Employment Tribunal (ET) is ‘discrimination arising from a disability’. Essentially, this involves an employer treating an employee less favourably because of something that happens as a result of their disability, with an example being an employee who is […]

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Tribunal Tale – Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust v Starling

Background We would expect almost all employers to have a number of standard policies in their arsenal, one of the most important of which being a disciplinary policy. Such a policy is a way for an employer to outline the standards of conduct it expects, examples of behaviour that will […]

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Health & Safety – Level 3 Award Health & Safety at Work

Level 3 Award Health and Safety in the Workplace 6, 13, 20 August 2019 (3 day course) Navigator Employment Law Limited Floor 3 1 – 4 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh EH3 8HA Examines health and safety from a supervisory perspective Supervisors have both a legal and moral responsibility to look after […]

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10th May 2019