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Archives: October 2017

Can disciplinary action taken in respect of communicating a religious belief be indirect discrimination?

Individuals have a qualified right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion which includes the display of their religion or belief in worship, teaching or practice. As this is only a qualified right, the State can step in where one’s belief is harmful to the interests of a democratic society.

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Employment Tribunals: Refund scheme announced

The opening phase of the much anticipated Employment Tribunal fees refund scheme has been launched by the Government today.

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Parental bereavement leave: Government publishes new Bill

On 13 October 2017, the Government published the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (the Bill)¬†which will entitle parents who have lost a child under the age of 18 to two weeks’ paid leave.

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Ryanair: Employment status issues

There are increasing indications of an active approach by HMRC in its enforcement roles affecting major businesses both in the operation of false self-employment and minimum wage non-compliance.

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New criminal offences for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion

Outline of new legislation Under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA 2017), which came into force on 30 September 2017, the UK Government has introduced new legislation which will impact boardrooms of companies with a similar shock effect to that seen with the Bribery Act, Corporate Manslaughter offences and in an international context, reporting obligations like Sarbanes-Oxley in the USA.¬† …

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Unfair dismissal: EAT rules Tribunal was wrong to find unfair dismissal on the investigation being too thorough

The Issue The EAT has reversed a surprising decision of an employment tribunal that a dismissal was unfair because the investigation was too thorough, a thorough investigation usually being an essential element of a fair dismissal.

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