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November 25, 2021

Healthcare & Wellbeing Focused HR Policies

Healthcare & Wellbeing Focused HR Policies Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans Employees’ priorities have changed, and for good reason. The past 18 months have seen an unprecedented level of uncertainty, with millions of families in the United Kingdom experiencing tragedy and uncertainty. As a result, we are seeing a growing demand for healthcare...
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Can Employees Be Forced To Retire Early?

Can Employees Be Forced To Retire Early? Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Katie Shanahan There has recently been some discussion regarding whether the introduction of a fixed retirement age by an employer (known as an Employer Justified Retirement Age / ‘EJRA’) will amount to unlawful age discrimination. Typically, an EJRA constitutes less favourable treatment, as...
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Trade Unions Cannot Veto a Direct Approach to Workers

Trade Unions Cannot Veto a Direct Approach to Workers Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn It’s final, trade unions do not have an absolute right to veto employers negotiating directly with union members in their workforce. However, the Supreme Court’s judgement in Kostal UK v Dunkley and others (2021) imposes a new rule that...
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Fire and Rehire – Keep Watching this Space

Fire and Rehire – Keep Watching this Space Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Conrad Hazlitt Employers wishing to make detrimental changes to employees’ terms and conditions will often, in the absence of the affected employees agreeing to those changes, dismiss and offer to re-engage on the detrimental terms.  This controversial approach to achieving contested contractual...
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Office Christmas Parties – Top Tips To Avoid A New Year Tribunal Claim

Office Christmas Parties – Top Tips To Avoid A New Year Tribunal Claim Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Conrad Hazlitt It’s that time again, the annual office Christmas party…  time for colleagues to let their hair down and enjoy themselves.  Whilst this is certainly true, and the Acuity Employment team don’t want to be the...
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A Worker or Self-Employed? That Is The Question

A Worker or Self-Employed? That Is The Question Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Dan Evans In the past few years, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court have made headlines determining ‘workers’’ status for people working in the gig economy. This has led to a lot of confusion, which has left many businesses uncertain...
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