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Tribunal Tale – Base Childrenswear v Otshudi

Background While every employer hopes for harmonious and trouble-free working relationships with their employees, that is for most an unattainable utopia. Having to dismiss employees, however rarely, is generally an unavoidable part of employing people. Dismissal is never a pleasant situation for anyone (albeit it’s generally worse for the employee). […]

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Health & Safety – Managing the neglected risk of the ‘grey fleet’

What is ‘grey fleet’? Simply put it is any vehicle which is not owned, leased or rented by an employer that is used by an employee for business travel*, mostly this applies to private vehicles owned by an employee. This ‘fleet’ of employee‐owned cars is regarded as ‘grey’ as the […]

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The Scottish Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference 2019

There’s less than a month to go until our Health & Wellbeing at Work Conference and places are filling up fast! We’ve got a brilliant line up of speakers for the day, each with a different perspective on this hot – but very important – topic. Details on tickets costs […]

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Upcoming Events – Mental Health First Aid and Health & Safety Update

Masterclass in Scottish Mental Health First Aid Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd December Edinburgh £200 + VAT It is increasingly recognised that mental health is at least as important – if not more so – than physical health, especially in the workplace. Very few people have the skills and knowledge […]

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Tribunal Tale – Mackereth v The Department for Work and Pensions and others

Background Of the nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010, perhaps gender reassignment remains the one that employers have the least knowledge of. We all know that we can’t refuse to hire a pregnant candidate, use a racial slur against a colleague or dismiss someone because they are gay. […]

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HR Issues – Data Transparency & Protection

Under a Month for Housing Associations to Meet Freedom of Information Requirements Subject to Scottish Parliament approval, Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) and their subsidiaries in Scotland will fall under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOI(S)A) as of 11th November this year. The change was recommended earlier this year […]

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Legal Issues – Tips and gratuities

Background Tips and gratuities are an integral part of certain industries, perhaps most notably in hospitality. Indeed, many restaurant workers rely heavily on tips to supplement their income, as their basic pay tends to be limited to the national minimum wage. The issue of tips has gained media attention in […]

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Tribunal Tale – Discrimination against vegetarians

In the recent case of Conisbee v Crossley Farms Ltd. the Norwich Employment Tribunal was invited to consider whether vegetarianism was capable of amounting to a philosophical belief and was, therefore, a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. In order to amount to a philosophical belief under the Equality […]

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Upcoming Events

We are hosting a number of events over the coming months. Follow the links below for more information or get in touch to book your space. How To – Carry Out Investigations Edinburgh Wednesday 23rd October 9.15am – 10.30pm £120 + VAT Workplace investigations are a vital part of employee […]

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Tribunal Tale – Thornhill v London Borough of Camden (LBC)

Background While the law is an ever-developing beast, there are also legal tenets that have been in place for decades. These are often referred to as ‘tests’, meaning standards that are applied by judges when making decisions in the Employment Tribunal (ET). Perhaps one of the most commonly-applied of these […]

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19th September 2019